TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOMS
In today’s global world, the opportunity technology provides in teaching and learning is massive. We recognize the potential of using these digital devices for teaching and learning and prepare our students to be confident and responsible users of digital technologies in their learning process. We provide them with a wide range of learning resources, tools, and applications that can be integrated across the curriculum. We make students use different types of technologies such as Chromebooks, laptops, interactive boards, digital cameras, etc. in their classroom to promote student creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication as they engage in learning across different school subjects.
The International section has introduced different ways of using technology in classrooms at all levels, besides computers, as a subject for learning.
The school uses Google Workspace for Education as a communication and collaboration tool for Primary and Secondary students in classrooms. Google Workspace collaboration tools make it possible for students to work together in a digital environment on assignments and projects using Google Classrooms and associated apps. In addition, there are various online educational apps that are useful for students learning that can be accessed through a web browser via the school Wi-Fi network.
At KIS, Seesaw revolutionizes the way teachers and students interact in the learning process. With Seesaw, teachers can easily create and distribute assignments, including multimedia resources, to enhance student engagement. Students actively participate by completing tasks, submitting their work, and receiving personalized feedback from teachers. The platform also encourages collaboration among peers, enabling students to share and comment on each other’s projects. Parents are actively involved, gaining real-time insights into their child’s academic journey through Seesaw’s parent communication features. This dynamic integration of technology and education fosters a vibrant, interactive, and inclusive learning community at the Korean International School.
Seesaw benefits KIS stakeholders by promoting seamless communication, enabling real-time updates on student progress, encouraging active parent involvement, fostering collaborative learning, enhancing teacher-student feedback, and facilitating personalized education. It improves engagement, streamlines administrative tasks, and enhances overall educational experiences for teachers, students, and parents.
KIS empowers students with cutting-edge robotics education with their ICT and Computer Science lessons. Students delve into the fascinating world of robotics, exploring advanced concepts such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation. Through hands-on activities and innovative curriculum, students learn to design, build, and program robots, fostering creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. The program cultivates a passion for technology, equipping students with invaluable skills for the future.
The benefits of teaching robotics to students at Korean International School extend to students, parents, educators, school administrators, industry partners, and society as a whole. It equips students with essential skills, prepares them for the future, enhances the school’s reputation, fosters partnerships, and contributes to the advancement of society in a technology-driven world.
Our ICT curriculum provides a structured approach to developing ICT skills and is focused on developing digital literacy, computational thinking, and problem-solving skills through a range of activities and projects.
In addition to the formal ICT curriculum, we also integrate technology into other subject areas to enhance learning and engage students. We use a range of tools and resources, such as Chromebooks, tablets, and educational software, to support learning across all subject areas. Our Year 6 students have their own laptops following the 1-to-1 device program. This year, we will be rolling out Seesaw across the primary section as well as introducing more opportunities for students to work with robotics. We also prioritise the responsible and ethical use of technology and provide guidance and support to students on issues such as online safety and digital citizenship.
As technology continues to shape our world, we believe that a strong foundation in ICT is essential for our students’ success. Our ICT program is designed to prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of the future and to help them become responsible and empowered digital citizens.
The secondary students follow the 1-to-1 Device Program recommended by the school. This is a compulsory program, for all students in Year 6 to Year 13, Springboard (SB) secondary and SB-Post16. Student 1-to-1 devices are configured for security, preloaded with a device management solution, managed by the IT department, and equipped with software required for student learning inside and outside school. Students are only allowed to bring 1-to-1 devices to school, no other external devices are permitted. In addition, secondary students will be introduced to various emerging technologies such as drone coding, robotics, VR, 3D modelling, 3D printing, digital photo and video editing, Python programming, and many more.