ISE’s definition of digital citizenship

“At ISE we see digital citizenship as a constructive engagement with the virtual world as a whole. It involves acting with integrity and awareness at all times in one’s digital interactions.”

Statement of Philosophy

In today’s rapidly evolving digital world, technology and mobile devices are integral to our students’ everyday lives. At the International School of Estonia, we have long been at the forefront of integrating technology into our educational practices. Recognized for our innovative approach, ISE is committed to seamlessly blending technology with our curriculum to support inquiry-based learning and personalized educational experiences.

Our teachers and students engage with technology daily, not merely as a tool for learning but as a catalyst for developing lifelong learning skills and enhancing digital competencies. This approach empowers our students with opportunities for personalized learning, fostering their ability to inquire, research, and collaborate in an increasingly digital world.

In that effort ISE has implemented a 1-1 iPad programme in Primary Years Programme 1-5 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the Middle Years and Diploma Programme. As a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school, we utilize these platforms to facilitate a collaborative and efficient learning environment.

We believe that a positive approach to technology use besides safe, responsible, and respectful practices, should include parent involvement. To this end, we maintain open communication with parents, offering resources and strategies to collaboratively ensure a safe digital environment for our students.

In line with this philosophy, we have created the below Responsible Use Agreement for Lower School and Responsible Use Agreement for Upper School that include further guidelines, recommendations and requirements. They are designed to help our students become not only proficient in using technology for academic purposes but also responsible digital citizens in an interconnected global community.