" Meaning is man-created. And because you constantly look for meaning, you start to feel meaninglessness. " - Osho

pictureAnderson recognizes the importance of hands-on learning with technology. We strive to supply students with the skills and knowledge needed to progress in a technological era. At Anderson, we teach both aspects of computing: software and hardware. Each is equally important, as understanding why something works is as integral as knowing how to use it.

Anderson School has a computer lab which each student utilizes for a number of their studies.

Software instruction includes operating systems both proprietary (Microsoft Windows) as well as open source alternatives (GNU/Linux), and office applications (Word, LibreOfffice, PowerPoint), with an introduction to Internet research methods.

Hardware instruction includes the construction of a desktop computer, starting with the boxed components. We strive to educate each student about the hardware assembly process and enable them to put their own computer together. Most computers today (desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones) have essentially the same set of components in each of them, just in varying sizes. Once a student is able to recognize the different parts within a desktop, they will have a grasp of the very pieces which comprise every other system for which they encounter.

In addition to the practical aspects of computing, academic knowledge of the life cycle of a computer is illustrated. The origins of the minerals which are essential for the creation of the circuitry inside a computer are outlined, as well as the environmental impacts of the design, short life of the machines, and the environmental impact of the recycled parts. Each aspect is discussed and reinforced with documentaries ranging from overseas manufacturing, conflict minerals and civil wars, to the electronic waste generated from unused equipment. This information helps to establish a basis for a conversation on how computers should be designed, used, and recycled for the next generation.

In addition to instruction on computers, various electronic projects are taught. Some of our past projects have included the creation of an: LED cube, LED clock, simple robots, and numerous arduino projects. These are designed to ignite a spark within the minds of students when it comes to electronics.

Trip Portfolio and Photos

The entire school travels somewhere every Friday for an adventurous experience. Click below to see our trip portfolio.

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