The Inly Library
The Inly Library has a rich selection of reading materials that reflect our community and the increasingly diverse world in which our students will live. The goal of the library’s collection, like our school-year literature program, is to encourage lifelong reading and nurture respect for all people.
Many of of us—parents and teachers and even our older students—spend a lot of time on our devices, our iPads, smartphones and laptops. They allow us to communicate with one another and do our work. As educators, we are looking at how the world is transforming and reading about the skills our students will need to succeed in the 21st century. In all of the conferences we attend and the articles we read, one thing is made clear: no matter their profession or lifestyle, our students will need the ability to focus and to think critically.
When our students graduate at the end of 8th grade, we want them to have met the Wild Things and Charlotte and Wilbur and Atticus and Scout, along with new characters that will inspire and challenge them. We want students who can read and understand complex texts in high school and in college. We want students that, regardless of what reading device they are using (a Kindle, a Nook or even a book), are knowledgeable about their past and ready to embrace the future.
Technology at Inly
At Inly we integrate technology in the classroom to enhance and deepen the learning process. Used as a tool to support curricular goals, technology promotes active engagement, collaboration and authentic learning at the Lower Elementary (grades 1–3), Upper Elementary (grades 4–6) and Middle School (grades 7–8) levels.
Working with our in-house Technology Integrationist, Inly teachers and students use innovative tools that complement and extend our Inly curriculum. Integrating technology in age-appropriate, meaningful ways, we strive to prepare our students to contribute in a complex global society.
Computers in every classroom
iPads in Elementary classrooms and Library
Technology classes in Lower Elementary (grades 1–3) curriculum
Classroom support from Technology Integrationist at all levels
Lego Robotics and Robotics in After-School Program
Instruction in media literacy and digital citizenship