Education Technology

EducationTechnology

skills for the Digital Natives

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 creativity.

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Age-Appropiate Approaches

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 Bring Your Own Device (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.

What our Parents Say

44 United States

"ISB's environment provides a "safe space" for students to learn more about who they are, have the ability to discuss and challenge in a respectful manner. The ongoing communication and access when needed to the Administrators allow you to know what is going on both with your child and what is going on at the school. For this age group, digital and technology are key enablers  good or bad, and ISB is clear on the expectations for the students and provides ongoing content to also keep the parents abreast of the ever changing landscape."
– Grade 8 Parent (United States) –

43 United States

"Robust execution of the excellent IB curriculum. Hires great, young teachers with passion, intellectual curiosity and commitment to students (particularly at the high school level, and particularly recently). The adroit handling of Covid, distance learning and (most importantly) the organized and thoughtful approach to in-person learning during Covid. The technical under-pinnings of the curriculum, school administration and communication with the community of students and parents is incredible."
– Grade 10 Parent (United States) –

26 United States

"For this age group, digital and technology are key enablers - good or bad, and ISB is clear on the expectations for the students and provides ongoing content to also keep the parents abreast of the ever changing landscape."
– Grade 8 Parent (United States) –

018 India

"We were particularly impressed with support provided (digital learning) during the pandemic. The learning experience during this period was quite seamless. We like the way ISB promotes holistic thinking by way of various Units of Enquiries where a particular theme is chosen, and it is touched upon from various angles & subjects. ISBX activities, after school care/support (ASPIRE), and the Veracross portal are great value additions. The libraries are well stocked (and luckily also provide access to the parents)."
– Grade 7 Parent (India) –