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Technology and Learning

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (EDTECH)

The KAUST School (TKS) purposefully integrates technology and information literacy in order to enhance learning experiences, empowering learners to create, collaborate and connect through the responsible use of print and digital resources.

TKS is guided by the combination of two internationally recognized standards that prepare students to thrive in a technologically diverse world with an abundance of content. The first of these, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is “designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process” (ISTE, 2021). The American Association for Schools Libraries supports students to develop their multiliteracy knowledge and skills while guiding them to be ethical consumers and creators of information.

TKS Technology and Information Literacy Framework

 

 

In addition to this, TKS utilizes the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship curriculum to support students make smart choices online and take ownership over their digital lives. Part of this responsibility is understanding, respecting and adhering to relevant guidelines below.

To support students leverage technology to we:

  • maintain a suite of quality web based tools including Google Workspace for Education Plus, library research databases, and a range of instruction learning and creation tools.

  • have a school issued 1:1 environment in elementary and secondary school

    • Grades 1 and 2 make use of iPads. 

    • Grade 3-12 are assigned MacBook Pro

  • support students in grades 6-12 to extend their learning by allowing them to take their devices home

  • equip all classroom with quality audio and visuals hardware

  • provide educational support through our Library Media Specialists and Educational Technology Coach

  • provide systems support through our Information and Technology Services team.