Innovative Technologies Used to Educate Students in International Schools

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The Independent Schools Council (ISC) released a report saying that the demand for international schools in Asia has increased. There are about 1,003 English-medium international schools in Southeast Asia alone, taking in 371,500 students altogether. However, the most peculiar thing was observed when they conducted this research. It seems the demand is not just coming from expatriate families, but that the majority of it is coming from local families. 
Indeed, the education that international schools promise to provide their students are enticing enough for even locals to strongly request it for their kids. Because of its multicultural nature, students will be able to interact with people from different backgrounds and allow them to get exposed to cultures extremely different from their own. But apart from a diverse learning landscape and top-notch educational framework, international schools are known for the technology being used to support teachers and students. 
Let us take a closer look at the innovative technologies being used at one of the leading international schools in Asia, the Global Indian International School (GIIS) in Singapore. They are known for their globally recognised 'Nine Gems' holistic education framework and the advanced equipment used to support the framework and educate young minds. 

Innovative Technologies Used to Educate Students in International Schools
Laboratories fitted with the latest software 

A lot of theories and concepts discussed in class are better understood with experimentation and simulation. At GIIS, students are able to analyze and record the results of their experimentation through the software being used in the laboratories. Additionally, the school has partnered with world-renowned e-class programs like the Microsoft IT Academy and HeyMath! to provide students with top-notch e-learning modules. 

Accessible digital archive 

Students of GIIS don't worry about not finding the resources they need in the school library because there are still thousands of selections available through the digital archive of print and electronic media. The goal is to be able to provide a wide range of educational materials, including those written more than a decade ago, to give their updated knowledge context. Both students and teachers will have access to up to 11 CDs and 34 eBooks in the Encyclopedia Brittanica Series, and about 2.5 million images through Image Quest. 

Utilizing Smart Boards 

Classrooms in GIIS are equipped with the latest Smart Boards - interactive whiteboards that can help teach students learn in a more dynamic way. Not only can students collaborate with each other through the Smart Board, but that it provides them with a creative avenue in terms of learning their subjects, especially Maths, where planes and shapes are involved. 

Use the 7S Analysis and the Detailed Assessment 

These tools assess a student's level of understanding and sends a detailed report to the teachers. This will help educators identify gaps in learning and be able to craft ways to address them properly. 

myGIIS mobile app 

The myGIIS mobile app allows parents and teachers to stay in constant connection with each other, especially in matters that involve the academic progress of the student. Important announcements and activities that are happening in the campus can also be seen on the myGIIS timeline. 
These innovative technologies have helped GIIS address the individual needs of their students, all while collaborating with faculty, staff, and parents.

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