Merrill Middle School

Technology

DPS Mytech logoMerrill is a proud member of the MyTech initiative in DPS, providing every student with a Dell Chromebook for use in the classroom and at home.

For more information, visit mytech.dpsk12.org

Our resources include the following:

  • One Chromebook (Dell 3180) for each student to take home for the school year
  • Free Google Accounts for every student
  • Promethean Boards in every classroom
  • Document Cameras in every classroom

SmartLab

Our students must be equipped with the (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathSlide1 skills necessary to compete in college and the workforce.  Merrill’s 21st-century STEM program includes a state-of-the-art learning lab for students to discover new technologies while mastering STEM concepts, digital media arts, and other academic subjects.

This next-generation learning environment is project-based and student-centered, keeping student interest and increasing class participation.  We measure student learning and understanding through an ePortfolio, an electronically-linked portfolio of all of a student’s SmartLab artifacts.  The ePortfolio develops templates for students to set project objectives and completion plans.  At the end of a particular project, students have a detailed display of information that documents the learning process and helps them communicate project outcomes using written, oral, and media applications.

IMG_2694What makes the SmartLab unique is that it helps students utilize technology in an academically focused environment that adapts to individual learning abilities and styles.  Imagine a classroom where a student can improve his or her critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, communication, creativity, research, and tech-savvy abilities all in one class period.  All of this and more is possible in Merrill’s SmartLab.

If you or your child would like to discover what it’s like to learn in a SmartLab, please call us at 720-424-0600 to schedule a time to visit a classroom.