The Pingry School is committed to fostering intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility in our students' lifelong pursuit of excellence and honor. Pingry envisions its students as global citizens and leaders in the 21st century. The mission of technology is to support the school's mission.
To prepare students for the unprecedented opportunities that await citizens of the 21st century, Pingry recognizes that a thorough understanding of technology is essential for success. Educational technology, thoughtfully and appropriately applied as specified in Pingry's Strategic Plan, will enhance not only the learning experiences of all students, but also the professional growth of Pingry's faculty and staff.
During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Upper School began an exciting, year-long transition to a 1-to-1 learning environment. As part of this program, a laptop is a mandatory component of a student’s tool kit —just as textbooks, calculators, and notebooks are today. Used effectively, technology enhances the process of research, collaboration, communication, and self-expression. The Upper School has moved to a 1-to-1 learning environment for the 2013-2014 school year, and the Middle School will follow in the 2014-2015 school year. Transition to a 1-to-1 learning environment positions Pingry to achieve one of our strategic goals to “prepare our students to be global citizens and leaders of the 21st century.” Learn more...
The Pingry Lower School implemented a 1:1 Device initiative in grades K-5 in 2014-2015 school year, in order to help students use interactive technology to supplement their classroom learning. Over 150 iPads now equip grades K-3, so each student has access to an iPad. In addition, Grade 3 shares 32 Chromebooks. Students in grades 4 and 5 have their own Chromebooks. Students use the iPads and Chromebooks both individually and in groups, and the multitude of available applications for reading, writing, math, phonics, research, and digital media allow for the development of many valuable academic skills. The iPads are perfect hands-on learning tools for young students, and they make it possible to begin nurturing a student's proficiency with technology at a significantly earlier age. The implementation of Chromebooks has allowed 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to become comfortable with using the Google Apps for Education productivity tools, while also improving their keyboarding skills and adapting to the laptop form factor. With the use of Google Apps for Education, specifically Google Mail and Drive, students and teachers can stay connected even when they are not in school. Students and teachers are able to collaborate on documents outside the classroom, which prepares students for the learning environments they will encounter in the future. To complement student technology use, all Lower School teachers have both a laptop and a tablet to facilitate differentiated instruction.