Technology Integration at ISE

ISE has  been a 1-1 iPad school for four years, empowering opportunities for personalized learning through an inquiry based approach. Our teachers work with our technology integration specialist on incorporating technology into the curriculum on a daily basis, to promote life-long learning skills and and develop students’ digital competencies. Collaboration and sharing of practices among our teachers is a common routine, reasons for which we are often visited from teachers from other countries and recognized for our innovative practices.

Our school’s campus offer a robust wifi, allowing mobile learning to take place anywhere at anytime. We are a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school and use ManageBac as our integrated Information and Planning System. In an effort, to take our technology integration vision a step further and promote even more the capabilities of personalized instruction, ISE encourages students to bring their own laptops to school that can support their learning. Starting from school year 2016-2017, ISE will be piloting a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) programme, at our Diploma Level with the aim to expand a BYOL program in Middle School within the next couple of years.

ISE always looks for ways to promote student creativity, critical thinking and provide students with the necessary skill-set for their future. We listen to our students’ needs and interests and try to develop programmes and activities that keep them engaged and promote their leadership skills. Therefore, we are developing a small Maker Space which we are hoping to expand in a much larger space over the next few years. Our school utilizes educational Robotics kits, littlebits, and a variety of software to introduce our students to engineering,electronics and computational thinking.

To achieve our goals we offer a Programming Club and a Robotics Club for Lower and Middle School students, where they are encouraged to test out their ideas, empower their creativity, expand their curiosity and participate in tinkering challenges. This year we will also be offering a pilot after-school programme for Middle and Upper school, working with the Arduino Kits.

Below you can find an example of some of our 2nd grade students working on an Energy Saving Design to promote awareness, as part of our sustainability project, utilizing littlebits.

For any queries regarding our Technology Integration Program please contact Glyka Karagiorgou at: glykak@ise.edu.ee