The Craig School has been at the forefront of emerging educational technology since our inception in mid 1980’s. In this fluid and ever-changing field a dramatic shift has occurred and a new mindset has emerged. Technology affords students unique access to information and ideas. Technology can improve communication, refine writing and enhance thinking skills. While technology used to be reserved for a class at a designated time it has now become infused into the curriculum and throughout our student’s lives. In order to meet the growing demands of the 21st century learner we, as a school must strive valiantly to allow our students opportunities to experience technologically rich learning environments that enables them to collaborate, communicate and think critically.
Our technology curriculum is aligned with the NJ Student Learning Standards. In addition to the weekly technology class, our students have multiple opportunities to access and use a variety of devices. Whether it be a tablet, calculator, digital camera, Google Expeditions or laptop students have multiple opportunities to interact in meaningful and purposeful ways. Below is a short sample list of instructional and assistive apps we use.
The student-centered, student-driven, STEM Lab was created, thanks to the generous donations of our alumni in 2017, to inspire the love of learning science. The goal was to establish a space where students could create, collaborate and think critically about the problems facing our community and the world at large. It also affords them an opportunity to power innovative thought through the design process to validate a solution. It houses standing desks, collaborative tables for students to work on group projects, a 3D printer, Makey Makey projects, a grow lab, and an interactive projector to present the culmination of their findings.
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE COMPUTER NETWORK AT CRAIG
PROVIDES A VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED ARRAY OF RESOURCES AND INFORMATION TO THE COMMUNITY. NETWORK FILE-SHARING, ONLINE/CLOUD-BASED COMPUTING SERVICES, ELECTRONIC MAIL, AND MOST PARTICULARLY THE INTERNET ACCESS. THESE COMPUTING RESOURCES ARE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE INSTRUCTIONAL, RESEARCH, AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES OF CRAIG’S ACADEMIC COMMUNITY. THE INTERNET IS AN ELECTRONIC HIGHWAY CONNECTING THOUSANDS OF COMPUTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND LINKING MILLIONS OF INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBERS. WITH THE INTERNET, USERS NOW HAVE ACCESS TO:
The purpose of having Internet access at Craig is to promote the objectives of the school by providing access to the vast educational resources available on the Internet, to promote academic collaboration as well as to augment independent learning and research through the use of current technologies. These resources, and those that will add functionality to the network in the future, place an enormous responsibility on all users. General Usage Guidelines and Rules A. Internet. Because the Internet is a vast and unregulated information network, it also enables access to ideas, information, images, and commentary beyond the confines of Craig’s mission, physical library collections, selection criteria and collection development policies. Since all access points on the Internet can, and do, change rapidly and unpredictably,
The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus
15 Tower Hill Rd
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.4375 | Fax 973.334.2861
Craig High School
24 Changebridge Road
Montville, NJ 07045
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288