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Technology Labs

Students have access to a variety of technology throughout the school day. Additionally, there are several “high-tech” areas on campus that are used to enhance the educational experience, including the IDEA Hub and the ThinkTank.

The Lower School "IDEA Hub"

The Lower School Library and Computer Lab have morphed into a collaborative, creative and energetic space called the IDEA Hub. In the IDEA Hub, books, media and technology merge to encourage hands-on discovery, learning, and creating. Students focus on integrated, cross-curricular units of study and aim for experiences that develop deep connections to stories, information, and the world around them.

Students utilize multiple forms of technology such as Chromebooks, laptops, iPads and the IDEA Wall for visual thinking, brainstorming and designing. The Green Screen provides the capacity to film in front of any background students choose, and the Production Studio allows students to record audio in a quiet space.

The Middle School "ThinkTank"

The recently constructed, state-of-the-art ThinkTank is a place which literally puts cutting-edge technology into the hands - and minds - of Middle School students. The lab integrates science, technology, engineering, and math with media arts and academics, empowering students to become creative problem-solvers who can practice critical-thinking skills across a range of disciplines. It is equipped with circuitry, 3-D printers, sensors, a green screen, iPads, iMacs, and Chromebooks. This gives students an outlet to explore project-based learning in areas such as computer graphics and simulation, robotics, multimedia, and coding.

Learn more about our ThinkTank by reading this article from Cannon Magazine.

"The Mill" Upper School Technology and Design Studio

    • Upper School Technology and Design Studio

      Upper School Technology and Design Studio



The newly renovated Upper School technology space opened in August of 2018. "The Mill", named by Cannon parents, Bryan and Holli Delaney and James and Leah Hartsell, who gave a leadership gift that made this exciting renovation possible, includes the following:

•    Makerspace Studio
•    Fabrication Studio
•    Computer Studio
•    Video and Audio Recording Studio

Step inside the 5,000 square foot Mill and you’ll spot innovative, hands-on learning in every corner. The Media Productions class is busy editing concept videos they recently captured. Media Arts students huddle over their Macs, manipulating artwork in Photoshop. And follow that ever-present drone of saws to discover the Creative Design and Engineering I class building life-size reindeer from lumber.

“I'm excited to have a space to learn, explore, create, and grow using a huge range of technologies and tools. We have access to a range of tools as familiar as clay, paint, and fabric, up to new equipment like 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC woodcutters.  Students will realize their ideas and designs in ways they previously could have only imagined.”
-    Mr. Mush Hughes, Upper School Makerspace Facilitator

Learn more about The Mill by reading this article from Cannon Magazine.

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