Technology

Computers and related technologies are tools for learning, creating, and teaching. This is the major principle behind the philosophy of technology and computer-use at JTD.

We are a Google Suite for Education school. Each student in grades 1 through 6 have an account. In the lab, K - 4 students learn to use Google applications for writing, research, communication, presentation, and digital art skills. Subjects and topics for projects in the lab are taken from core classroom units of study, science, and schools values. In the classrooms, students use the skills learned in the lab to complete assignments. GSFE has been a tremendous boost to the students' learning and organizational skills. 

Coding and robotics are also learned in the lab.

We use Common Sense Education's curriculum to teach digital citizenship. 

Through the lessons, students come to know the components that comprise a personal and networked computer system, gain a basic understanding of the way computers work, and learn management of the graphical interface.

Keyboarding is formally taught in Grade 3. The students in kindergarten through Grade 2 are taught lead-up keyboarding exercises in preparation for Grade 3.
The higher ratio of teachers to students in kindergarten and grade 1 allows for more assistance to students while learning the multi-stepped procedures required for interfacing with a computer.
Grades 5 and 6 students study coding, robotics, 3D design and printing, social media, and digital citizenship through the use of the STEAM concept of learning. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. In this form of learning all five disciplines are engaged by students to gain a working knowledge of a particular concept or subject.

Campus-Wide Technology Resources
The school has laptop and iPad carts (see specifics below) available for teachers at all grade levels. Any teacher may schedule use of these carts as needed. The mobile carts are stored in specific locations and available for easy movement to any classroom or other campus location.
  • 7 mobile laptop carts
    • 1 laptop for every student in a classroom
  • 4 iPad carts
    • 1 iPad per student in a classroom

At a Glance

Kindergarten - Grade 4
Lab
1 period per week
1 Apple MacBook per student
K - 1,  2 teachers
2 - 4, 1 teacher with a master in Educational Technology

Grades 5 and 6
1 to 2 periods per week
lab or classroom with mobile cart
1 laptop or iPad per student
1 teacher

The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.