Every Grade 1 – 3 student will use their own iPad to develop their digital portfolio. By personalizing the iPad and building a portfolio the student can develop confidence and competence through structured play and inquiry, build up a portfolio of learning through media (audio and visual), better engage in personalized literacy development, better communicate to teachers and parents, and obtain more timely and focused feedback from a wider range of people.
This will continue to be part of a balanced approach to each child’s education, with handwriting and other non-digital skills continuing to be a part of their learning. What the iPad will enable is a sharing in real time with parents and the building of a personalized record of achievement that will link into later years.
The LTT Department can provide information about how the iPad is used in the classroom to advance teaching and learning. Please feel free to contact the LTT department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CDNIS has a mandatory Apple MacBook programme for all students in Grade 4 to 12. The use of the MacBook is a core feature of our school’s learning and teaching experience.
For Grade 4 to Grade 6, student laptops are kept in locked classroom cabinets. Students spend time learning about the responsibilities and security around of laptops. Learning engagements are designed to reinforce the use of laptops for teaching and learning productive skills. During these years, G4 students are allowed to bring their laptops home on long holidays, while G6 students are allowed to bring their laptops home on weekdays, starting in October when homework is assigned on the computers. All G4-G6 students are set up as standard users, while the school IT team, teachers and parents are given administrative rights to help manage the laptops for them.
The LTT Department can provide information about how the MacBook is used in the classroom to advance teaching and learning. They also offer our parent community information sessions and software workshops throughout the year. These will be advertised in the school newsletters. Please feel free to contact the LTT department at email@example.com for more information.