At St. Andrews International School, Sathorn we provide our students with access to technology in the classroom through a vast array devices and online resources, this is available to all students. Our strategy on devices is changing rapidly, and is in response to the rampant change occurring in the wider community. Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and students receive dedicated iPad and computer time once or twice a week depending on their age from age 5-11 years old.
We are conscious that our students operate in an increasingly digital and global world. A huge proportion of today’s teenagers are very active in social networks, even to the point of adopting relatively new and unknown networks and platforms very quickly.
Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is now fully deployed and has moved workflows and resources to a far more educational look and feel. The key to this VLE is the ability to triangulate access to information and learning resources between teachers, students and parents, providing much greater levels of communication and visibility to the whole school community.
St. Andrews International School, Sathorn is committed to supporting our teachers in the use of digital technologies and equipping them with the skills and knowledge required for 21st Century Learning. This support is evident in a variety of ways including providing each teacher with their own laptop and offering extensive professional development opportunities to teachers. Having highly skilled teachers is integral to the success of the program.
In order to prepare our students as effective 21st century citizens, we need to provide them with the opportunity to learn all the digital skills necessary for them to use relevant technology, and teach them how to use that knowledge responsibly.