Innovation & Technology
At San Francisco Day School, innovation and technology are integrated into the curriculum as part of our commitment to helping the students of today become the creative problem solvers of tomorrow. Our teachers innovate with classroom activities and projects that engage students in their own learning and deepen understanding.
Our integrated technology efforts feature one iPad for each student in grades 1-8. Our 6th-8th graders take their iPads with them at school and home as flexible tools to demonstrate their learning and organize their thoughts. iPad carts in Kindergarten, laptop carts and desktop Macs, robots of many flavors, and new ways to code, tinker, and build enhance the experience of every student.
Our dedicated teachers are at the heart of our technology efforts. They partner with our technology team to design learning activities that stimulate problem solving and nurture creativity. We work closely with our engaged and supportive parents to foster positive, safe, and age-appropriate use of technology.
It is thrilling to see the innovative ideas and projects that emerge from our student body! Thank you for visiting this section of our website and exploring the examples of our projects and other resources. Our entire technology team is available to answer questions and dialogue about our children and their learning.
Christopher K. Sokolov, Ed.D.
Director of Innovation & Technology
The Digital Dolphins is our after-school competitive robotics team program. The students are split into teams of 6-10 students and compete in the First Lego League. Each fall, the students practice twice a week from August to November and work on robot design and programming, project work, and core values.
Robot Design and Programming
There are missions to solve on the robot table! Students build and design attachments and a plan for their robot to solve as many missions as possible in 2 and ½ minutes!
Throughout the season, the teams identify a problem and develop a unique solution to a real world problem. This year’s theme is INTO ORBIT which challenges the students to think about the effects on the human body spending significant amounts of time in space. The team members research, talk to experts, and develop a creative way to share their work with the judges.
The third component of the season in Core Values. FLL encourages students to learn how to work together, sharing ideas, sharing work, and having fun!
We are hosting!
The Qualifying Tournament will be held at SF Day on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. It is open to the public - please join us in cheering on the Digital Dolphins and other teams!