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Technology at Archer

Technology is not an innovation, it's a catalyst. Computers serve as a diverse, cognitive tool that supports transformational teaching and learning at Archer. Through the purposeful and natural integration of digital tools, Archer teachers develop innovative and individualized learning opportunities for all students.
Archer’s mission to foster students’ critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and intellectual curiosity is supported by a technological learning ecosystem that includes laptops, interactive whiteboards, tablets, and more. We don’t believe that technology is the innovation, but rather, it is the catalyst. Our belief is captured by a quote from Chris Dede, Professor of Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, who describes technology as "the catalyst for deeper curriculum, for better teaching, for more valid assessment, for linking school to life.”

What the Research Tells Us

  • Student engagement in their learning is significantly higher with enhanced access and opportunities that 1 to 1 laptop programs provide (Bebell & Kay, 2010)
  • Students with routine access to notebook computers score higher in writing assessments, demonstrate better analytical skills, collaborate more, and have lower absenteeism. (Wilson & Peterson, 2006)
  • Teachers and parents consistently report that students participating in a 1 to 1 laptop program are more involved in learning activities, spend more time on schoolwork at home, delve more deeply into learning topics, and communicate more effectively. (Lemke & Martine, 2003)
  • 1 to 1 programs create a "level playing field" because each student is equipped with the same technology and support.
  • Research also shows that 1 to 1 learning programs have a significant impact beyond schools to families and communities, with students acting as mentors to parents, siblings, and other community members. (Lemke & Martine, 2004)

At a Glance

List of 6 items.

  • 1 to 1 Device Program

    Apple iPad or MacBook Pro for every student and teacher
  • Wireless

    school-wide wireless connectivity
  • Fiber

    internet broadband
  • Storage

    synced on-campus storage
  • Cloud-based

    collaboration using Google Mail, Calendar, Drive, and Sites
  • Professional Tools

    professional grade tools: Final Cut, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.