HOUR OF CODE: Students from all three divisions participate in an Hour of Code to demystify coding and to explore the basics of programming.
NEW PROGRAMMING CURRICULUM FOR GRADES 2–5: Using 45 iPads recently added to the lower school, students experience Creatorverse (invent and animate shapes), Daisy the Dino (a drag- and-drop interface for sequencing, loops, and decision branches), and Cargo-Bot (challenge puzzles for programming fundamentals).
1:1 MOBILE LEARNING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL: Each student learns Scratch, a visual programming environment, on a dedicated iPad to create stories, games, and animations.
NEW ROBOTICS/MAKER SPACE: The Orenstein Computer Lab has been reconfigured as an active ‘maker space’ and robotics lab.
UPPER SCHOOL BYOD (BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE) PROGRAM: Students bring their own devices to school for use in the classroom.Throughout their academic studies students can expect to access the Internet and other online databases for research, read on-line texts, use productivity apps such as Microsoft Office® and Google, store and retrieve les from Google Drive, as well as access other resources readily available on the MB Digital Cloud.