School of the Nations’ goal is to integrate technology in teaching and learning:
"All students will have engaging learning experiences both in and outside school that help prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in today’s networked society."
Today, most schools support learning mainly in classrooms and through textbooks. The role technology plays varies dramatically depending on available funding, a school’s priorities, and teachers’ and school administrators’ understanding of how to use it to improve teaching and learning.
Most students at Nations have mobile access to information and learning tools 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This enables them to create multimedia content, share it with the world, take part in online social networks and communities in which people from around the world share ideas, collaborate, and learn.
The challenge schools face is to leverage technology to create relevant learning experiences that mirror students' daily lives and the reality of their futures.“Learning can no longer be confined to the years we spend in school or the hours we spend in the classroom: It must be life-long, life-wide, and available on demand” according to Bransford (as cited by U.S. Department of Education, 2010).
To prepare students to learn throughout their lives and in settings outside school, we need to change what and how we teach. That is, what we teach must match what students need to know as well as how, when and where they learn best.
With our Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) program, every student brings his or her own device to enrich his or her learning and to foster responsible and effective use of technology at school. BYOD helps strengthen teaching and learning and improve engagement and collaboration.
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