Technology at ISU
ISU provides our students with a full range of learning opportunities within a blended learning environment where classroom learning balances computer and non-computer based activities. A variety of technology is readily available to all students and teachers across the campus, enhancing an environment that fosters creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.
In Senior School students from Grade 6 and above will use their own computers throughout the school day under the direction and guidance of their teacher. This will give flexibility to teachers and allow them to deliver their lessons in a blended learning environment where students can learn “anything, anywhere, anytime”. See the Student-Parent Technology Handbook for information on Student and Parent Expectations and as well as laptop maintenance tips and more.
In Junior School Grade 4 and 5 students are given a laptop by the school to use under the supervision of their teachers. They also work with integrators who assist the teachers in delivering engaging activities where students learn authentically.
Balance is an important part of a student’s experience with technology at ISU. ISU is very aware of the potential pitfalls of allowing students to have their own computers, including spending too much time in front of a screen. Students will be educated on strategies on how to use technology positively and productively, including an emphasis on digital citizenship.
- Technology is an essential learning tools.
- Students need regular, reliable, and easy access to technology.
- Technology does not drive the learning.
- Technology does not replace face-to-face interactions.
- Learning with technology is balanced with effective traditional teaching methods.