Technology at Wakefield
Technology is a focus for all Wakefield students beginning with a required 9th grade course and expanding to higher-level classes, including JAVA, Engineering and Technical Drawing (CAD). Advanced Topics classes allow student to explore technology in a deeper, more personalized setting.
Wakefield provides its students and teachers with eight full-sized computer labs consisting of powerful multi-media workstations, including dedicated labs for Business, HILT/ESL and Library resource instruction.
Our library's on-line databases provide full-text research tools to Wakefield students that rival those available to college libraries.
Every classroom has at least one computer station (many have four to nine available for student use) with full-class display capability, allowing teachers to provide instruction using the most up-to-date software and Internet resources, including Blackboard, United Streaming and Learn 360 (these last two provide over 1500 instructional videos that can be streamed to the classroom on demand).
Seventy of our classrooms (including all science, math and technology rooms) come equipped with Smartboards, allowing students to engage interactively in their instruction.
Wakefield boasts a state-of-the-art Technology Center complete with a television production studio. Wakefield video production students produce a daily newscast that is broadcast to every Wakefield classroom.
Each spring, Wakefield hosts a Technology Expo where students present examples of technology-based schoolwork and are judged by members of the local professional community who provide valuable feedback to the student participants.