NBPS is a Google Apps School which is a key factor to our successful 1:1 program in grades 6-12.
Our Lower School students use Google Apps on their iPads. These tools support the high levels of collaboration that are required in today’s classroom to prepare students with the communication and collaboration skills they’re going to need 24/7.
Our students become adept at creating documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and videos that showcase their learning. Students need to learn how to communicate properly in this globally digital world and how to curate their knowledge, skills and talents in order to create a positive digital footprint.
Our students begin to curate their knowledge in digitally beginning in the Lower School in ePortfolios. These ePortfolios are housed in Google Sites, which they maintain until they graduate. ePortfolios serve as a repository of past and current learning, student reflections as well as where students house their academic and personal goals and college planning. Whereas the family refrigerator used to serve as the place where students shared their work, our students share their work with the world.
Personal Branding & Digital Communication
We require our high school students to take Personal Branding and Digital Communication, which is a course that embeds 21st century tools aimed at developing both their digital communication skills to ensure that they develop a strong positive digital footprint, as well as to hone their personal brand. In a world where the average U.S. resident will change careers 8 to 10 times over their lifetime, it is essential to develop a strong sense of one’s strengths and weakness and how to market those strengths to success.