Lamplighter believes that technology should be utilized as a tool to empower learning by enhancing curriculum throughout subjects and grade levels. This philosophy puts Lamplighter on the forefront of technology with young children. Our cutting-edge technology curriculum enhances student learning, allows students to express creativity, and improves pedagogical approches to create opportunities for school-wide global collaboration. Lamplighter's vision of technology supports our mission and values, uses an integrated approach to enhance diverse learning activities, and prepares students to master a wide variety of skills for the 21st century.
As a component of an integrated educational environment, Lamplighter utilizes laptops and iPads to implement open-ended software programs, which focus on creativity and problem solving, making learning possible anytime and anywhere. In Early Childhood, computers and iPads are primarily used through center exploration of both software and hardware in tandem with classroom topics. In Lower School, students utilize laptops and iPads to explore a wide range of programs. In addition to Microsoft Office components, students learn basic programming and animation through Scratch and LEGO Mindstorm robotics, explore technological creation through 3D design and printing, and collaborate with distant classrooms through videoconferencing.