Digital learning plays an important part in the education of 21st century children.
International School of Bergamo promotes the use of technology as an essential instrument for children living in a digital era. Technology aids inquiry and research, supports personal productivity and creativity, and promotes effective communication in school and with wider learning networks. However, the school does not intend to replace traditional skills, printed books or the value of human resources that remain vital to the educational process. Technology is integrated when there is a clear educational advantage.
The school offers a comprehensive ICT programme which includes:
- iPad 1:1 Programme : iPads are used as instruments supporting the various disciplnes, in line with the school trasdisciplinary approach. All teachers at ISB have received specific training and have shared best practices within the ISE Group network.
- The development of specific ICT skills: the use of various types of hardware and software is promoted in school (computers, tablets, printers, networks, browsers, spreadsheets, wordprocessing just to name a few)
- Programming and robotics:children learn to code through specific software developed for primary school childen by MIT and Harvard. Coding helps children develop logical thinking skills and understand the functioning of computer networks.
- the use of technological media such as Skype and collaborative learning platforms to communicate and share experiences with children in other international schools throughout the world.
Throughout the entire school curriculum, students are also taught the importance of identifying reliable sources of information. 21st century children are in fact faced with the challenge of the retrieval of correct information.