Technology is a powerful learning tool for any student; recent innovations in the field have been nothing short of life-changing for students with learning disabilities. It’s an integral part of our curriculum at all grade levels, starting in Lower School. Baltimore Lab School integrates the latest technological educational software throughout our curriculum, helping your child to more quickly develop the academic skills they need for a lifetime of achievement. One thing’s for certain: Your student will come home talking about technology you’ve never dreamed existed!
We use transformational assistive learning programs such as Read & Write for Google to support our curriculum, providing important accommodations for our students. Innovative software for word prediction tools and voice recognition are used throughout all grades. Additional software to support mathematics, science, and social studies are available in every classroom.
Through Google Classroom's learning management system, students can view teacher information, work on assignments, and review their grades. Our password-protected Family Portal provides the latest in school news, as well as important information such as schedules, report cards, family contacts, billing, and announcements.
The primary purpose of Baltimore Lab School’s computer network is to support students, faculty, and staff as a resource and tool for the educational program as well as for the administration of school business. To maintain the security and integrity of the school’s computer network, as well as to provide a safe working environment for students, all users must adhere to the guidelines and expectations for computer usage set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy. Students, faculty, and staff must sign the agreement before using any computers at Baltimore Lab School. Parents or guardians must also sign the agreement prior to their child using any computers at Baltimore Lab School.
Technology at BLS
- Interactive SMARTBoards and Promethean ActivInspire
- State-of-the-art Technology Innovation Center, donated by the Class of 2015
- Digital Arts Lab for instruction in Yearbook, Animation, Graphic Design, and Photography electives
- Computers, laptops, and tablets, including Google Chromebooks and iPads
- 3-D Printer and design software
- Audiobooks, language programs, and text-to-speech software
- Extensive e-Library and online research database systems
- Online Access to assignments via Google Classrooms
- Google's G Suite, including Read & Write for Google
- Daydream VR headsets