Education Technology

skills for the Digital Natives

Learning Technology focuses on developing transferable skills that are essential for the digital citizens of today and tomorrow

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Education Technology at International School Basel  embeds the fundamentals of educational technology research and practice into the school context. Through the use of technology, students grow and learn in ways that suit them as digital natives, in an innovative and collaborative environment  that promotes key skills such as team work, critical thinking, efficiency, research skills, communication and creativiy

IT Systems and Equipment

Understanding how, why and when to use digital technology enhances learning opportunities.

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)

Grade 5 – 12 students have formalised BYOD programs. Teachers provide students with various digital tools, including laptops and iPads, when required, for learning and teaching. The Senior and Middle School campuses also have dedicated computer labs. Wireless connectivity in all three campuses allows students and teachers to connect and collaborate.

Educational Applications

  • G Suite – used at all campuses
  • Microsoft Office Suite – used at all campuses
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite – used in Senior School
  • Seesaw – used in Junior and Middle School

Google G Suite

Every student has a G Suite profile with access to various folders and software applications. The system includes:

  • a password-protected email account
  • numerous educational applications that support the teaching curriculum
  • a personal Google Drive used to store and share files

Veracross Portal

Veracross is the school's Student Information System (SIS) and is used to securely publish schedules, progress grades, and report cards. The Veracross Portal allows teachers to provide resources, tasks and home learning to their students.

The children have incredible access to IT, music, physical education, language and library resources. They are encouraged to pursue their own ideas and interests by enthusiastic and engaged teachers and staff in an environment where cultural diversity is celebrated. My kids love coming to school.
Kristine, Grade 2 Parent (Sweden)

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The use of technology is top level: Interactive Whiteboards, iPads, Seesaw and other IT programs such as Mathletics are great tools. ISB encourages children to discover the joy of learning, reading and researching. Kids develop great presentation skills and independence.
Maria, Grade 6 Parent (Mexico)

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