An independent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Technology


"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Library and Media Center

The Middle School Library and Media Center is the hub where students gather for 21st century learning. In this collaborative work space students can work on group projects, film videos against a green screen, or simply study for an upcoming test.

Technology

Technology integration enriches learning at all levels at Fredericksburg Academy. With a one-to-one laptop program, students can collaborate with each other and with teachers on and off campus as projects unfold and questions arise. Faculty members elevate the learning experience by using web-based applications and technology resources in class.

Examples of Technology in Middle School Classes

Students always have everything only a click away in Mr. McGrady's English classes. Mr. McGrady builds a website for each class complete with video resources, assignments, rubrics, and the class roster. He uses this website to assign individualized assignments and uses the program Pear Deck to engage the entire class in real-time formative assessment.

In Earth Science, students create digital models for projects like Future Cities and Land Use Management. Students collaborate with peers using Google Docs and upload video assignments using YouTube and FA blogs. Students craft websites and goAnimate videos to highlight understanding of key course concepts and share knowledge with peers. Students also use scholarly web resources to investigate up-to-date scientific information and key advances in the field.

In World Geography, students learn about online research and resources while virtually exploring locations and cultures around the globe. They are able to present and display this research using their blogs and Google Slides.

Online Resources

Students have access to the following commonly used resources:

Library Catalog

Proquest (eLibrary and Culturegrams; password-protected)

Gale Databases

CQ Researcher

MLA Citation online

Britannica Online School Edition (get the user name and password from Mrs. Atkins)

Ask a Library of Congress Librarian

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

CIA Factbook

Please contact Mrs. Atkins for passwords.