Brimmer has a campus-wide network. Wireless technology allows every classroom throughout the school to be linked to both the network and the Internet. Students begin using devices in pre-kindergarten. Brimmer’s network provides wired and/or wireless access to all services (e-mail, web, files, etc.) from any school computer. Students have their own password-protected accounts where they can safely store and access their work from school or personal devices. In addition, all Middle and Upper School students have Brimmer e-mail accounts.
Brimmer believes it essential that all students have a baseline of computer knowledge and skills in order to thrive in our society. The purpose of the Brimmer Technology Department is to develop creative and efficient students who are prepared for the dynamic technological world. The department has created an environment in which all students have access to a variety of technologies. Also, teachers are encouraged to integrate technology into their curriculum to enhance their teaching methods, encourage and develop student creativity, and to improve student achievement.
One goal of the Technology Department is for each student to develop the skills needed in the field of technology in order to be prepared for Upper School work and their future educational endeavors. As students progress through each grade, they are exposed to a number of applications that allow them to build on their knowledge and ability. Eventually, each student will have a foundation of skills and exposure to many facets of technology.