Enhancing Learning through Technology

The Emery/Weiner School utilizes the latest technologies to enrich the learning experience for all students. Technology is integrated into the school’s curriculum across classes and grade levels.
The Emery/Weiner School has a B.Y.O.D. (Bring your own device) program
to allow students the freedom to choose their device.

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  • “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) Program

    Technology (Laptop/Device) use in class is permitted only under the supervision of a faculty member and left to the teacher’s discretion. If technology becomes a distraction or if the teacher thinks the use is not necessary for that lesson, a teacher may direct students not to use their laptop/device in class.
     
    You have several choices when choosing your device for our B.Y.O.D. program:
    1. A basic Google Chromebook, which will absolutely suffice to access homework and email etc. (Chromebooks are basically internet access machines).
    2. Any popular brand laptop with the Microsoft operating system will allow the added ability for installation of the Microsoft 365 Suite among other programs.
    3. The MacBook is the most popular student laptop on campus but it is absolutely the most expensive. Students love the Apple Apps including iMovie and the interaction with their iPhones.
    Please note that an added Emery benefit is the ability to access/download the full Microsoft Office Suite without cost (Mac or PC). You will be able to install this software onto 5 separate machines with the student’s EWS account.
Students have access to the following on campus:

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  • Levine Innovation Lab

    At the beginning of the 2018 school year. We opened our the Levine Innovation Lab, which is our new Makerspace for students and faculty. We have the following tools in our Makerspace:

    • Lulbot Taz 6 3D Printer
    • Ultimaker 2 3D Printer
    • XYZ da Vinci Mini 3D Printer
    • FormLabs Form 2 SLA (Stereolithography) and 3D Printing Center (Cure, Wash, etc.)
    • Epson SureColor P800 44" Large Format Printer
    • 5 21" iMac computers for programming, design
    • 10 iPad (2018 model) with keyboards and Logitech Crayons
    • 15 Lenovo 450 laptops running Windows 7 or 10
    • Cricut Maker (and accessories)
    • AP Lazer 4836 Laser Cutter Package including rotary stand
    • ShopBot PRS Standard 96 X 48 CNC Gantry
    • Assorted Hand Tools
    • Scroll Saw
    • Miter Saw
    • Drill Press
    • Arduino Microcontrollers and electronics equipment
    • Raspberry Pi microcomputers and accessories
    • Lego EV3 Robotics Systems
    • Tetrix Robotics Systems
    • Hummingbird Duo Kits (on order)
    • DJI Phantom IV Pro V2 Drone and Accessories
    • Parrot Mambo Drones and Accessories
    • Parrot Anafi Imaging and Videography Drone
    • Two 65" Samsung UHD 4K televisions
  • The Bursten Computer Lab

    The Bursten Computer Lab in the Upper School is available with 18 desktop computers. Each computer has Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and various other programs for student use.
  • Stein/Schechter Library

    Stein/Schechter Library has eight desktop (four PC and four Mac) computers available for student use during the school day. Each computer has Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, and various other programs for student use.
Each student gets the following accounts while enrolled at the school:

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  • Blackbaud (School’s Learning Management System)

    Blackbaud is an easy way for parents and students to keep up-to-date with the coursework and assessments for their classes. You can use Blackbaud to do the following:
     
    • Check Assignments that are due for each class
    • Check when you have assessments for each class
    • View your ‘Combined Calendar’ to see all the events from the school calendar and your child’s own classes and activities automatically collected and personalized
    • Receive emails with school or class information
    • Check your daily attendance
    • View upcoming School Events or Special Schedules
    • And much more…
     
    Parents will set up their accounts when they start their applications and students will receive their accounts during New Student Orientation the Sunday before the first day of school.
  • Microsoft Office 365

    Please note that an added Emery benefit is the ability to access/download the full Microsoft Office Suite without cost (Mac or PC). You will be able to install this software onto 5 separate machines with the student’s EWS account.
     
    Each student is provided with a school email through Outlook 365. Students can access this email through the web or set up a device to receive their emails. The school administration and staff communicate information through email so students should check this on a daily basis. Students will receive their EWS e-mail login information during New Student Orientation the Sunday before the first day of school.
     
  • GSuite for Education

    Each student is provided with a school Google Drive account. Students can use their drive to create documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint type files as well as store files they need to access for their classes. Students will receive their School Google Drive login information during the New Student Orientation.

Technology Staff

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  • Mr. Scott Labrie 

    Director of Technology
    832-204-5900 ext 228
    Our Lady of the Lake University - B.A.S.
    Argosy University - M.B.A.
  • Mr. Ivan Ventura 

    Technology Support Specialist
    832-204-5900 ext. 310
  • Mr. Joshua Blice 

    Director of Instructional Technology and Registrar
    832-204-5900 ext. 338
    University of Houston - M.Ed.
    Sam Houston State University - B.B.A.
  • Mr. James Guion 

    Middle School Technology Teacher
    832-204-5900 ext. 227
    Hampden-Sydney College - B.A.
    Webster University - M.A.
    University of Texas at Austin - M.A.
  • Mr. Jared Curtis 

    Science Department Chair and Middle School Science and Robotics Teacher
    832-204-5900 ext. 217
    Brigham Young University - B.S.
    University of Houston - M.Ed.
  • Mr. Brandon Kirby 

    Upper School Technology Teacher
    832-204-5900
    Prairie View A&M University - B.S.
    Vanderbilt University - M.S.