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.
IT Systems and Equipment
Understanding how, why and when to use digital technology enhances learning opportunities.
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.
- 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
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
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)
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)