Seven Arrows has a one-to-one iPad program from kindergarten through grade 3 and iPads and laptops for grades 4–6.
We believe in a technology-immersive program that enhances project-based learning across the curriculum and supports the development of essential lifelong skills. When implemented thoughtfully, technology can improve problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, creativity, collaboration, synthesizing skills, and much more.
Technology has been fully integrated in the curriculum not only to provide our students with the skills necessary to meet the needs of the 21st century but also to develop the following critical abilities:
- Using digital tools to create their own questions, pursue their own meaning, and become problem anticipators as well as problem solvers
- Deepening creativity by adding meaning through art, design, and storytelling
- Innovatively designing a product, adding to its function and form
- Effectively designing and constructing print, sound, video, websites, and 3-D environments
- Interactively communicating—navigating existing systems and designing new ones
- Analytically examining messages (text and image) to decode underlying meaning
- Critically navigating through unfiltered information to determine value
- Choosing the best media to communicate effectively with the intended audience
- Employing mobile devices to move learning beyond the classroom
- Collaborating in virtual spaces and on documents
- Processing multiple interconnected streams of information
These practices will give students the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will allow them to continually learn and adapt. They will be confident risk-takers in creative thinking, resilient in their pursuit of learning, and capable of tackling new endeavors rather than simply repeating what other generations have done.
Digital citizenship is an essential component that is emphasized at every grade level and is the highlight of the fall curriculum school-wide. It emphasizes the safe, responsible, and ethical use of technology tools. Students learn concepts such as “netiquette,” proper citations of online material, self-regulation online, the correct and safe use of devices, and more. The Digital Citizenship program is supported by a curriculum specially developed for each grade level and is embedded in each project. It is further supported by tech safety workshops for students and parents.