Technology is used at ISA by students, faculty and staff, in service of teaching and learning and throughout the organization to support both administrative and educational functions. The thoughtful and balanced use of technology is integral to IB constructivist approaches to teaching and learning. The aim of the Technology programme is to promote the optimal and seamless use of technology while continually exploring innovative ways technology can help us meet our school mission, to educate for international understanding.
We believe that embracing change and uncertainty is essential for preparing students for the future. Technology plays a crucial role in communication, access to information (especially in the context of international understanding), and the potential for innovation. We use an agile and adaptive approach to technology implementation in order to navigate an ever-changing technology landscape effectively.
ISA provides students with access to the information and tools where and when they need it. We do this by supporting traditional classwork with various technological tools – such as iPads for Lower School students and our one-to-one laptop programme for Upper School students.
Students learn to use educational apps, how to create, share and edit documents and design and produce their own multimedia. Our teachers use technology to supplement their lessons and to help students dive deeper into class assignments and access information to help them better understand core concepts.
Taking A Green Approach
One of the goals of the ISA Educational Technology department is to reduce the negative impact that technology can have on our planet, our health and our wellbeing.
ISA’s commitment to reducing our environmental impact extends to our technology planning. We look at our footprint so that we can set improvement targets and measure our impact in areas such as reducing paper consumption and the amount of ink we use and ensuring that our e-waste is disposed of in a responsible manner.