Grade 5 Information Literacy and Technology

At Belmont Day, the technology department strives to infuse 21st century learning tools into each classroom. Students have access to Apple laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks, exposing them to different platforms and applications. In seventh and eighth grades, students are provided with 1:1 Chromebooks, allowing for seamless integration of technology across all subject areas. Google Apps for Education provide valuable, interactive tools for faculty and allow students to access their work anytime, anywhere.

Belmont Day's middle school technology curriculum is centered in the ID8 Lab, a collaborative workspace tailored to serve students as they embark on a wide range of learning experiences, including: designing and printing 3D objects; programming with Scratch or JavaScript; developing iPad game apps; linking computers to objects in the physical world using Makey Makeys; building and programming Lego robots; and problem solving and brainstorming on a whiteboard wall spanning the length of the lab.