The STeaM Lab highlights the school’s commitment to making innovation + design a key element in the educational experience of all St. Martin's students.
Through the use of its STeaM Lab and Computer Lab, students begin their journey into technology. Coding concepts are introduced with hands-on, concrete exercises beginning in PK and are further developed through Code.Org and programmable robots in higher grade levels. Design concepts are explored through Tinkercad and SketchUp as students learn how to take their ideas from paper, to CAD software, to 3D printed objects. Students also become proficient at using various iPad apps, including iMovie for video, audio, and green screen production in Lower School.
All Lower School students are taught basic computer operations, including keyboarding skills, as early as Pre-Kindergarten. Students are introduced to word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation tools to enhance their curricular projects and assignments. We have chosen to use online tools, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, to foster the collaborative process. Students are introduced to a number of different devices and operating systems including Windows, iPads, Chromebooks, and more.
Starting in 1st grade, students are supplied with Chromebooks in a 1:1 program.