Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013–2017, MKA provides dynamic, effective technology tools to support curriculum and instruction, communication, and professional development in ways that promote learning. Students and faculty on all three campuses are excited and engaged by using technology. All teachers and students in grades 4–12 are provided with individual MacBook Air laptops together with an identical suite of software, ensuring a common platform for instruction, while Primary School students have access to iPads, mobile laptop carts and a library technology space. (Learn more by visiting the History of the 1:1 Learning Initiative.)
At MKA, technology is viewed as a tool to acquire knowledge, practice skills, problem-solve, demonstrate and communicate understanding, and explore learning in new ways. Students are challenged to use technology to become more flexible, innovative thinkers and to understand and respect the moral and ethical issues related to their use of technology.
All campuses have wireless Internet access, all classrooms are equipped with a projector, and all students and faculty can save their work to MKA’s servers. In addition to their laptops, students on all campuses have access to an extensive array of tools and services, such as Technology Centers for Apple Certified support, scientific probes, digital video and still cameras, and classroom interactive white boards. MKA provides students at home access to a variety of resources, too, including Moodle, technology tutorials, subscription online learning software, and library databases.