Technology and Innovation


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  • In the 20th Century, meaningful education was all about learning your ABCs.
    Today, it's centered on Alphas, Betas and C++

Hamlin girls code! The Hamlin School is dedicated to teaching girls programming skills starting in Kindergarten. In Lower School, students are introduced to computational thinking using iPad apps such as Kodable, Scratch Jr, and Lightbot. They later experiment with block-based programming languages like Hopscotch, Blockly, and Scratch.

In Middle School, students continue learning with block-based programming environments as they create more complicated projects in Scratch. They also use two programming environments from They use Web Lab to make simple web pages using HTML and CSS and App Lab to create basic apps with JavaScript. Students continue to practice computational thinking with iPad apps such as Cargo-Bot and Swift Playgrounds.
Through the use of these apps, students learn the basics of coding including sequencing, conditional statements, Booleans, and loops. As they create projects using these tools, students learn about the design process as they prototype, test, and refine their animations and games. Students also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers.


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The Hamlin School educates girls to meet the challenges of their time and inspires them to become extraordinary thinkers and innovators, courageous leaders, and  women of integrity.

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