Innovation in School with ICT
As ICT underpins today’s modern lifestyle, it is important that all students gain confidence and ability in this subject to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.
At the British School of Bucharest, we achieve this through innovation in school. In both Primary and Secondary, students benefit from daily use of our well-equipped ICT suites. These suites have laptops and Chromebooks for cross-curricular use, interactive whiteboards, iPads and a wealth of educational software and internet-based learning. We control this centrally to filter out inappropriate websites.
All students are taught ICT & Computer Science as a dedicated class as well as experiencing technology through cross-curricular use in mixed-ability groups, where an emphasis is placed on differentiated individualised learning opportunities. Where appropriate, students have access to a range of engaging software from Microsoft Office, industry-standard software such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash, to Fireworks and coding languages.
1:1 iPad scheme: standing out for innovation in school
We are leading the way with school innovation by equipping every Key Stage 3 and 4 Secondary student with either their own Chromebook or iPad to use within and outside school. The iPad provides tools and resources for the 21st Century learner. Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational programme. Increasing access to technology is essential for the future, and the learning tools of our 21st Century students include tablet and laptop technology.
Providing this innovation in school and immersing students in technology does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. On the contrary, it transforms the teacher’s role from being a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with iPads and Chromebooks integrates technology into the curriculum to benefit the students.
In addition to the ICT suites, students have access to a Mac suite, which is available as a quiet study room or for work on a wide variety of software applications. We also use this facility for co-curricular activities, such as the popular Movie Making and Film Club.