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Enhanced Learning Through Technology

General Program Overview


Learning is a process that uses a variety of  tools to facilitate and encourage student learning to a clear set of standards fully explained in Hargrave’s Curriculum Guide. Our focus on learning starts with ensuring our students have mastered the fundamentals in each of the core subject areas and that they are exposed to a variety of electives that exposes students to a broad range of learning in areas that will be important to their complete development as students and the whole-person.

Through an effective wireless network structure across campus and ready access to state-of–the-art technology resources both in the classroom and for individual study, our students learn how to enhance learning through effective use of technology. Our technology standards are consistent with published national standards and are divided into six broad categories.

Standards within each category are to be introduced, reinforced, and mastered by students. These categories provide a framework linking our benchmarks to our standards. Teachers can use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills. These categories include:

Basic operations and concepts

  • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.
  • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

Social, ethical and human issues

  • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
  • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
  • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

Technology productivity tools

  • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
  • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

Technology communications tools

  • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
  • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

Technology research tools

  • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
  • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
  • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

  • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
  • Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

Teachers are constantly using innovations in technology and learning to improve discovery and delivery of material and to capitalize on today’s student interest and motivation on developing and using emerging technology in learning.

Enhanced Learning Through Technology is a fast evolving process tied to ever improving hardware. Keeping up with changing trends encourages Hargrave to take advantage of a concept known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).  By moving to a BYOD program, our students and teachers will be able to take advantage of the latest and growing technology innovations in education--as they see fit.  There are several advantages to a BYOD program:

  • Individuals may use or purchase the computing device that meets their needs and budget without having to purchase an additional device specified by Hargrave.
  • Students may work with their own familiar device.
  • If students have a device that meets the minimum device requirements, then that device is eligible. Students may bring two computing devices to school (This does not apply to summer school).  For further information, click Frequently Asked Questions.