High School Technology

TAISM pursues academic excellence for students and believes technology plays a fundamental role in the educational process. Technology for all students provides access to the most up-to-date resources available. It allows students to more easily collaborate, extrapolate, project, analyze, demonstrate, and develop meaningful interactions with the content which would otherwise be unlikely or impossible.

Through ubiquitous access and efficient use of technology, TAISM students will:

  • Collaborate with peers, teachers, and the global community

  • Efficiently collect, aggregate, and analyze data

  • Have greater opportunities for differentiated learning and assessments

  • Develop an understanding of digital citizenship that will ultimately define them as members of a global community

  • Increase technology-related skills

The High School faculty and grade 9-12 students are part of an 1:1 iPad program. By providing our students with an iPad, students are able to connect to the internet for research purposes, capture/edit photos, videos, and audio, communicate by e-mail, read, write, annotate, highlight, type, and all of the above combined. iPads allow students to express their knowledge in a different way. Other than using a computer, it can foster creativity and stimulate different parts of the brain which are essential for learning. The iPad program embellishes the already existing technology available at TAISM.

Technology Integration Examples in the High School:

  • The online learning platform Moodle is accessible for all classes. Most class information such as resources, homework, and assignments/ projects can be found here.

  • An online gradebook is used by all teachers so that students and parents can access student progress throughout the year.

  • Google accounts provided to students and faculty enhance their communication and collaboration skills with apps like Gmail, Google Drive class folders, Docs, Slides and Calendar.

  • Some courses in High School use eBooks, and others, such as mathematics, use graphing calculators or a specific book app that has replaced the printed book.

  • Students create videos and add voice-overs to explain and show in detail what is happening with course concepts.

  • Students in choir and world languages use and create audio recordings to have practice resources at home or to submit oral assignments.

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