Technology is an increasingly integral part of what we do here at Putney. From Moodle courses, to Google Apps for Education, to robotics, geographic information systems, and science lab data collection - technology provides opportunities for project based, hands-on learning and collaboration.
The Instructional Technology Center (ITC) is located next to the library. The ITC serves as a central site for teachers and students to learn new technologies and to improve their skills on the programs they already use as well as get help from the IT staff. The Putney IT staff supports Windows, MacIntosh and Linux environments and are always willing to help. The center provides the equipment and facilities so that students can create with and incorporate technology into an assignment. Beyond the ITC there are a wide variety of technologies available from video production equipment, digital video cameras, digital still cameras, MIDI controllers and music composition applications, ProTools based digital recording equipment, scanners, photocopiers and network color and black and white printers. The computers in the ITC have a variety of software titles suited for video production, web page design, graphics, digital photography, video conferencing, and desktop publishing.
Technical Requirements For Putney
Students should plan on bringing a computer (preferably a laptop) with them to campus and using it on a daily basis both in and out of classes. We have a campus -wide wireless network and are platform independent and support Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. When you purchase a computer for school, first and foremost choose one that you are comfortable with. Purchase a three year warranty if possible (computers do break, and having the extra protection is important). We would recommend purchasing a machine with at least 2GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive, and a 2Ghz processor. If you would like advice on purchasing a computer please do not hesitate to contact me.
Director of Technology and Library Services