In keeping with our commitment of building lifelong learners, we want to provide our students with the best tools to enable them to thrive in the digital world.
· Digital literacy
· Creative collaboration
· Inventive thinking
· Moral compass
What does education look like today?
The IB learner profile strives for global thinkers and international-mindedness, shifting the traditional focus from teaching to learning. We think we can help prepare students to be inquirers, reflective thinkers, and better communicators through a 1-to-1 student laptop initiative.
It's about connecting and collaborating in ways we didn't even know were possible. It's providing equity of access, engagement and anytime, anyplace learning. When you teach digital citizenship to your students, you help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use. Learning how to use media and technology wisely is an essential skill for life and learning in the 21st century. We want our children to learn new skills, explore new worlds and build new ideas, yet every child has different needs. Initiating a high-quality digital learning experience, where their online data and privacy is protected, will allow them to think critically, act responsibly, and interact positively in the digital world.
A great classroom invites exploration and discovery but also supports all the norms, routines, and procedures that make our day-to-day teaching and learning run smoothly. However, while we already do this for the physical spaces in our classrooms, it's also important to consider the need for digital spaces for our students. Our commitment to 1-to-1 has a lot to do with academics and the need to support and sustain students’ work at school and at home, as well as the desire to integrate technology across all disciplines. A 1-to-1 program will lead to better integration and organization of curriculum across all content areas. Knowing technology gives kids an enormous advantage.
1-to-1 programs have been found to extend formal learning communities to include parents, siblings and other people important in students’ lives. Students can extend their learning beyond the classroom by harnessing a digital world full of online and digital opportunities. Teachers are able to provide access to resources outside class time and incorporate engaging digital activities for their students.
Together, we can empower students to embrace technology for learning and life.