Groton may be steeped in beloved traditions, but when it comes to technology, the attitude is cutting edge.
The Information Technology Department helps faculty leverage technology to achieve curricular goals, while supporting students in individual projects as well as broader student-led initiatives.
Every student receives a laptop, choosing between a Mac or PC. This ensures that everyone has the same access, speed, and software needed for Groton classes.
Updates to the wireless infrastructure, the state-of-the-art Fabrications Lab, and STEM classrooms, plus a dedicated support desk, mean that students have access to consistent help with academic projects.
Faculty and coaches use myGroton, our internal, password-protected website, as a central resource for class materials, assignments, activities, and athletic team information.
Virtual reality headsets and software, including 3D modeling software and geographic information software, are continually evaluated to ensure the most effective tools are available to enhance academic programming. Integration of technology into the classroom is carefully considered and guided by accepted models of technology integration as well as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for technology in education.
In addition to using technology in the classroom, students explore technology through extracurricular groups and independent study. Past projects have involved global video communications, livestream broadcasting, sustainable energy initiatives, and data visualizations.
The IT Department strives to be proactive, teaching students to use real-world tools to solve real-world problems.