Technology: part of the air we breathe
At NEXT High School, we believe the tools we use are only as valuable as the way we use them. We don't value technology for its own sake, but because it is a core tool that influences the ways we live, work, and build our tomorrow together. We will use technology, then, as one of many tools, neither taking it for granted, nor assuming it will do the work for us. It surrounds us like part of the air we breathe—but we are the ones who use it to speak.
Every student at NEXT High School is provided a Chromebook to work, plan, collaborate, dream, grow, and explore. A 1:1 model (1 computer : 1 student) requires a tremendous amount of trust and accountability; but it also creates tremendous power to build that trust—and build the future.
At NEXT High School, students will use the Google Apps for Education platform as well as various web apps and online collaboration tools to work together, complete assignments, communicate, and create projects of impact. We also use an online curriculum platform so that students can complete coursework at home and at school with full support from their Pros.
Finally, we've equipped our space with a Mac and iPad Media Lab where students can record, mix, edit, and publish creative audio, video, photography, and art.