Today’s children are now entering school as fully fledged digital natives embracing technology from an early age.

It is unsurprising, therefore, that technology is playing an increasingly central role in the classroom – not just in ICT and Computing, but in many other subjects as well. Through Digital Learning, the use of technology can help produce many benefits in the classroom for our students.

Digital learning is any type of learning that is facilitated by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology. It is a practice that uses technology effectively to strengthen a student’s learning experience, providing access to challenging content and opportunities for learning anytime, anywhere.

Online assessments have the power to give students rapid feedback, while digital tools allow instructors to provide multimedia learning experiences. Video explanations, games, online note-taking and other features all work to help keep students engaged as they read and study. With the power of digital tools, educators can analyse test scores and tailor instruction to suit students’ strengths and weaknesses.

At Park House English School, it is a focus to use education technology to aid the development of 21st Century skills for our students. The ability to collaborate and communicate with others, to be a critical thinker as well as being creative and imaginative, will support and prepare students for their journey through school and beyond.

We have three ICT laboratories with internet and multimedia facilities, 3D printing equipment, and Chromebooks and iPads for classroom use. Every Primary classroom has an interactive 65 inch touchscreen.

Our vision is to enhance our curriculum by introducing a 1:1 device initiative into our school, to ensure that teaching and learning flourishes through the latest digital technology.