Campus Technology NetworkAshley Hall maintains an up to date campus information network based on fiber optics. The network is distributed throughout the campus and provides for both wired and wireless access in all buildings, as well as wireless access in outdoor areas. In addition to the digital data network, a closed circuit TV network is distributed to all major buildings providing for delivery of cable TV stations, as well as on-campus generated audio and video information. Within buildings, all classrooms are equipped with ceiling mounted LCD projectors, projection screens, and appropriate access connections. Smart boards are employed in some locations.
All faculty members are equipped with laptop, or tablet, computers providing for freedom in moving from classroom to classroom. Each school division is equipped with carts of tablet computers for use in the classroom, thus providing each student with access to a computer when required for classroom activity. In addition, two permanent computer labs are located in the Hoshall Science and Math Center.
Technology Use in the Classroom
Ashley Hall believes that mastering the technology integral to the modern world is accomplished through authentic classroom curriculum experiences and school experiences rather than exclusively taught as a separate subject. The school's instructional technologist collaborates with and trains teachers in classroom technology use. Student technology resources such as desktops, laptops, tablets, netbooks, digital cameras and video cameras are also employed throughout the school to achieve this goal. Each student has access to an individual computer in all school divisions.
In our lower school the instructional technologist closely collaborates with teachers to plan and help deliver technology instruction to students. Student computing resources such as laptop tablets and netbooks are brought into classrooms to further exemplify the concept of curriculum integration. In the intermediate school, a new Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) curriculum will enhance existing technology instruction currently focused on expanding technology operation skills, concepts and projects applicable to a variety of subject areas. Students use tablets in their classrooms for this work. Technology applications and usage are also integrated into upper school technology. Students must also earn one technology credit at the high school level for graduation.