Computer instruction consists of a self-paced, interactive curriculum that engages students while they are learning critical technology skills such as keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation skills. Students learn about internet research to gather, evaluate and use information. Internet safety and digital citizenship is also a part of the curriculum.
Meredith-Dunn School has a 1:1 device program. First through Fourth grade students are supplied an ipad, keyboard and stylus. Fifth through 8th graders are provided a chromebook. We have a television station where 8th grade students produce the morning announcement program and then show a movement activity called SmartMoves.
Using iPads or Chromebooks, students apply existing knowledge to plan and conduct research, manage projects and produce original work. Students communicate and work collaboratively using a variety of apps that help them think critically and solve problems using logic and reasoning skills.
Specialized instructional programs such as HearBuilder, Learning Ally and Bookshare are used to support a variety of reading needs of our students by promoting phonological awareness and auditory memory.
Each classroom is equipped with a surround sound classroom amplification system to promote students’ reception of auditory material, as well as an interactive projector and television to enhance the visual teaching environment.
Our gymnasium is equipped with state of the art light, sound and video systems to support our students in talent shows, musical and drama performances.