Today’s students love technology and are frankly, usually much more adept at using the tools of technology than most adults! They are experts at finding information and actively seek out opportunities to use technology whenever they can.
At ISHCMC, we understand that technology is important but only when it adds value in the classroom. We use our students’ natural enthusiasm for technology to keep them engaged in the classroom and to drive them to take control of their learning. By developing pedagogically-driven uses of technology, our students not only benefit academically, but are much more tech-savvy and are better prepared for the future.
All students in our early years programs have access to tablets in the classroom. We have a 1:1 iPad program in Grades 3 and 4 and a 1:1 laptop program from Grade 5 to graduation.
We also help our students prepare for technology use in the real world through a school wide e-safety program using the Common Sense Media curriculum. Subjects covered include: general internet safety, good digital citizenship, dealing with distractions and the best uses for technology as an educational tool.