Today the importance of ICT in schools cannot be overstated especially in reference to the 21 century educational needs. Learners are bombarded with new devices, trends and lifestyles that require advance preparedness and exposure in order to navigate in the fast-growing technological maze. The use of ICT in instruction and practicing learner centered instructional approaches have shown improved learning outcomes in institutions where ICT integration is practiced.
Having realized that ICT is not a choice but a necessity, our school has put measures and standards in place to address the above issue. Among other steps the school’s readiness as a quality ICT integrator can be experienced at several levels;
In the Classrooms: – From Grade 1 to Grade 8, all classrooms are fitted with Multimedia enabled environment constituted of full-time internet, state of the art projectors, networked computers complete with sub-woofer sound systems and whiteboards/projection screens. These installations have transformed the classroom ecosystem from the old teacher/student interaction to teacher, student, videos, music, sounds, pictures and a wide range of multimedia streaming online.
ICT Labs:- With two ICT labs in place, serving both the KG and Primary respectively learners have the opportunity to access hand on interaction with computers, cameras, and other devices. We have a one child one computer ratio for optimal use. With lessons tailored for preparing learners to live in the increasingly ICT aware society and to face the challenges that stem from it, it not an overstatement to say that we literally explore the world from the screen.
CCTV Surveillance: – At our school the safety of the learner is a paramount and continuous endeavour. Around the clock the institution is monitored with several CCTV cameras that are strategically placed to ensure that the learner is monitored in real time.
Full-time Internet: – A renowned internet service provider provides our school with a reliable fulltime internet access. Internet is available in classrooms, labs, and offices. The staff with Wi-Fi enabled devices may access the internet availed via hotspots to stay abreast with the latest information in their respective areas thereby enriching their delivery content.
We are deploying online applications such as Seesaw and Google Class to share these learning experiences with parents and guardians at home.
We anticipate to have learners give feedbacks of their home extension activities and collaborate with their teachers from the comfort of their homes. Learners are also able to share their various learning experiences on these online portfolios.
Our goal as a department is to ensure that learners are well equipped and ready to meet the increasing ICT challenges while enjoying the experience that come with this journey. Day by day, we are adapting to the terrain change in accordance to our school motto, ‘Always progressing’ to ensure that leaners have the best that a well-developed education system can avail.