Technology

Classroom Technology Philosophy

The mission of The Barstow School is to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character. The integration of technology is one manifestation of this mission.
At The Barstow School technological innovations create transformational learning. We weave technology throughout every grade level and subject area at Barstow. But even more than that, we structure the experience of students and faculty to remain on the cutting edge of preparing our learners for the demands of school and work in the 21st century.
The hammer and saw don’t build the chair, the master carpenter does. The same is true for technology. An iPad or laptop doesn’t teach a child, but these tools, in the hands and minds of master teachers and bright curious learners can transform the learning experience.

Barstow’s Integrated Technology Program

Barstow’s technology program is anything but linear. It grows organically, as knowledge does. It branches out in directions we sometime don’t anticipate, but always in ways that build the knowledge and skills of students to safely use technology in their own learning. In every division, students learn how to use technology appropriately, research new knowledge, and define problems and create solutions using a variety of technology tools—some teacher-facilitated, others student-discovered. Coupling this with a focus on virtual organizational tools helps students become autonomous learners.

Barstow's 1:1 Program

List of 3 items.

  • Lower School Program Details

    Device specifications
    School-owned iPad with protective case (*no summer use)
    Costs
    App & support fee:$10/mo
    Parent action required by August 1
    Create a parent iTunes account (helps us support your child)
    Share your account with Technology
    suggested accessories
    Headphones and keyboard (school provided)
  • Middle School Program Details

    Device requirements
    iPad 3, 4, or Air
    Minimum 32 GB, Prefer 64+
    Recommend AppleCare+ (or minimum 3rd party accidental damage insurance)
    Costs
    iPad: $350–$650
    AppleCare+: $99
    Barstow app & support fee: $10/mo
    Parent action required by August 1
    Purchase Approved iPad
    Send iPad to Technology with iPad Information Sheet
    Suggested accessories
    Case with keyboard (recommend ClamCase or Aduro Facio)
    Stylus (One provided by Barstow)
    Headphones recommended
  • Upper School Program Details

    Device requirements
    Approved device (iPad, laptop or tablet PC)
    Costs
    Variable
    Parent action required by august 14
    Purchase approved device
    Bring approved device to Help Desk for
    • · Network set up
    • · Printer set up
    • · Projectors set up
    • · Log in to myBarstow and email

Technology Help Desk

Technology Team

List of 5 members.

  • Scott Daniel 

    Director of Technology, US Astronomy, US Computer Science
    (816) 277-0358
    University of Kansas - M.S.
    University of Kansas - B.A.
    Appointed 1989
  • Elizabeth "Libby" Latham 

    Technology Integration Specialist
    (816) 277-0325
    Miami University - B.S.
    DePaul University - M.Ed.
    Appointed 2010
  • Mark Presko 

    Assistant Director of Technology, Network Manager, Robotics Assistant Coach
    (816) 277-0483
    Appointed 2007
  • Ron Johnson 

    Technology Manager, Assistant Network Administrator
    (816) 277-0484
    Kansas State University - BFA
    Appointed 2010
  • Nick Presko 

    iPad Manager, Help Desk Associate
    (816) 277-0379
    Appointed 2012
 

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
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