Windhoek International School ICT Skills Continuum
Based on the standards for students from The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®)
ICT Vision: To empower digital citizens to evaluate, select and use technology tools as and when needed to communicate, think and innovate, in order to construct meaning or solve problems collaboratively with peers, teachers and experts in the local and global community.
Additional Resources: The IB PYP’s Purposeful technology integration and implementation.
WIS PYP student portfolio Seesaw Guidelines
At WIS, in the PYP, teachers are responsible for the integration of technology to support teaching and learning. It is a useful tool to enhance how we teach and how we facilitate learning for our students, but that doing so effectively requires a holistic, meaningful and thoughtful approach. The focus is on learning, not the technology. Technology helps us to connect with learners and experts worldwide. Digital and non-digital tools: Technology implementation involves thoughtful planning on the part of teachers to ensure the tools match the learning goals identified.
A combination of digital and non-digital tools can help support and extend learning. For example, paper, scissors, pens. When students are using technology we foster responsible use and support student agency when making informed decisions and ethical choices.
Technology supports teachers' monitoring, documenting, measuring and reporting of learning using an e-portfolio platform.