Gilmour Academy has more than a technology-rich environment for learning - we have a faculty and staff dedicated to finding creative ways to enhance learning. At Gilmour, our students are more than passive consumers of content, they are active creators of original material that extends and augments their learning.
Teachers and students have access to computers in classrooms and labs across campus, from Netbooks in Grades 3 and 4 to our Broadcast Media Center in the Middle and Upper Schools. Our extensive wireless network makes learning portable and accessible.
Gilmour students utilize some of the best software and online tools available. Sophisticated digital video projects are completed using Adobe CS5 programs. Videos produced by Gilmour Academy 6th graders have gone to state and national competitions for National History Day. Each year, juniors produce a digital documentary as part of their study of storytelling. Other classes produce audio podcasts and digital photography.
Online tools also serve the needs of learners at Gilmour. Moodle, a sophisticated online classroom application, has been an integral part of the Science Department’s strategy since 2006. It allows teachers to post assignments and resources online for students to access on or off campus. Gilmour is in its second year of using Google Apps for the classroom, making use of the collaborative tools for Senior Project planning and a Sophomore Religion travel blog about the ancient Middle East. Students at the Lower School are expanding their study of foreign languages through the use of PowerSpeak, an interactive site offering Spanish, French, German and Latin.
Our choice and use of technology are deliberate and support student learning and the fulfillment of the Gilmour Mission and Outcomes. Twenty-first century skills are nothing new at Gilmour Academy--they are an extension of our dedication to developing lifelong learners who are adept at adapting to change and willing to cross digital borders.