Greenfield Community School & Technology GCS Collaboration Room Technology at Greenfield Community School As a 21st Century Educational Institution GCS has full school Wi-Fi connectivity. We acknowledge that smartphones, iPads, Tablets and laptops are a factual component in the lives of our students and we embrace openly and actively the exploratory use of these tools for education. At GCS we promote students to bring their own devices and have expanded the curriculum to include BYOD driven topics. We impose a strict BYOD Acceptable Use Policy to protect the school and most importantly our students. We want students to be able to use engaging technologies in a collaborative, inquiry based format through a personalised learning environment where teachers are willing and able to use technology to facilitate and assist learners in transforming knowledge and skills into real life products, scenarios and solutions. By doing so, we equip students from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and religions for the demands and opportunities of a global twenty-first century society by offering a relevant, differentiated and rigorous curriculum in a stimulating and dynamic learning environment. Innovative teaching and Learning Practices that take place in the school ALL PYP teachers in ALL subjects as well as SEN and EAL use iPads as a teaching and learning tool,this facilitates a technology rich learning environment that has led to better communication, makes instruction more efficient and effective, enhances thinking and learning skills and develops 21stcentury skills to life in a global society. iPads have truly transformed the way we teach and learn at GCS. Due to the introduction of mobile devices we found that traditional classroom settings restricted student creativity and their ability to collaborate effectively. We have therefore remodelled of one of the Computer Labs and named it the Collaboratio Roo , where students are able to mirror their iPads using Wi-Fi and Apple TV. The room allows students to work collaboratively on projects using productivity apps such as iMovieâ€™s,iBook Author and more. The room is multifunctional and is used to facilitate and used for all subjects where the possibility of IT is present, for instance we conduct Skype lessons, deliver Presentations, iPad lessons, Newsroom and more. Students are engaged more than ever and are creating, communicating, reflecting, developing the ability for in depth analysis, synthesis and validating. Amun Qureshi Director of Education Technology Greenfield Community School
Published on Jun 13, 2014
Greenfield Community School provides a high quality, creative and challenging international education, based on the International Baccalaure...