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ISB Futures Spotlight - Technology for Learning at ISB

 

#6 Technology for Learning at ISB

The use of technology for learning at ISB is guided by the following principles:

  • Appropriate technology use is an essential component of optimal learning environments.
  • Technology creates new teaching and learning opportunities that improve student understanding. It contributes to an environment in which teaching and learning are learner centered, collaborative, engaging.
  • Technology provides the means for equitable learning opportunities.
  • Technology allows teachers to meet the diverse learning needs of students by adapting to individual goals and learning styles.

Areas of future development, including the 2021-22 school year include:

  • Transitioning to a common Apple platform across both the upper and lower schools. All MS and HS students will receive new MacBooks in August;
  • Investment in the latest Lenovo Mirage VR S3 835 headset technology, allowing students to enjoy “virtual” field trips at a time when off-campus learning is restricted (the first school in Europe to gain access to this technology);
  • Expanding the coding initiative into the upper grades through ISB Plus;
  • Developing a video server for media-rich content;
  • Intentionally incorporating what we have learned throughout the Covid-19 pandemic about distance learning into our future approaches to learning. Example: the incorporation of live-streaming into the future of the ISB Arts programme.


Did you know?

  • ISB was one of the first international schools in the world to transition to 1-to-1 technology for all students in 2007;
     
  • Technology is an embedded feature in all aspects of life and learning at ISB, from admissions to the way we stay connected with Alumni;
     
  • All school divisions have design tech and/or MakerSpaces;
     
  • ArtsTV now integrates student composed, digital music created in our digital music lab, with student-created visual arts.
     
  • Technology classes in the MS and HS include: Creative Technology, Design.Code.Play, Digital, Imaging & Photography, Engineering Design, Film Making, Learning by Design, Theater Design and Technology, IB Computer Science, IB Design Technology, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Design Technology,  BTEC Art & Design, and Digital Music;
     
  • ISB offers a virtual IT Helpdesk support using Zoom and remote management to support the entire community both on- and off-campus.

 


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