Technology

Harrison Public School is fortunate to have a Computer Lab as a key component of our Learning Commons.  The lab is equipped with 32 desktop computers.  This space is available to and used by all our classes.  We have a Smart Board and Ladibug document camera in each of our classrooms.  Additionally, students and staff have access to iPads.  Thanks to the TDSB's Mobile Computing Strategy, our Grade 6 students are afforded an opportunity to use MAC laptops in the classroom for hands-on learning activities in a variety of subject areas. Currently, we are exploring curriculum use with Dash and Dot robots as well as coding.





Staff and students are continuing to learn to incorporate a variety of technological devices into effective learning tools.  Along this vein, we are exploring STEM education.
So, what is STEM?

STEM is a transdiciplinary approach to inquiry and problem-based learning that fosters collaboration, creativity and innovation in all students.

It is applying skills, behaviours and knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to solve complex, real-world problems.