Digital Literacy

Rich learning

At CIS, we integrate technology into classroom activities and the curriculum in order to provide rich and meaningful 21st century learning experiences. As a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School, we have adopted the K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. This comprehensive curriculum is designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.

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In today’s world, literacy has evolved beyond its basic definition of knowing how to read and write. Everyone is required to know how to process, deliver and receive information in today’s highly digitalised world. It is inevitable that the definition of literacy includes components of digital literacy, which emphasises the ability to use digital technology, communication tools and networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. Learning experiences are made richer by the appropriate use of technology, and skills learnt are directly transferable to the workplace.

Led by our Digital Literacy coaches, our ‘One to World’ programme ensures our students learn how to think critically and ethically as they harness technology in their learning; behave safely and appropriately online; to identify what information is important online, use technology as a tool to showcase their skills and talents.

iPads and MacBooks

It is compulsory for all students to have the required device from the first day of school.

  • In grades 4 to 6, students must bring their own iPad to school every day. 
    For further details regarding devices, please refer to the One to World iPad programme parent guide.

  • In grades 7 to 12, students must bring their own MacBook to school every day. 
    For further details regarding devices, please refer to the MacBook programme parent guide

Read more Secondary on a digital diet? By Timothy Studlo, Digital Literacy Coach (grades Pre-K to 12) Digital devices have pretty much taken over our daily lives - sometimes to the detriment of our physical and mental health. In an effort to help secondary students adopt healthy habits in their digital diet, the Digital Literacy team kicked off the Digital Wellbeing Week during the first week of school. Timothy Studlo, Digital Literacy Coach (grades Pre-K to 12) tells us more. Read more Owning the future in game development By CIS Communications At CIS, we take pride in nurturing self-starters who take the initiative to pursue their passion. One great example is Merlin R, a grade 10 student who approached the Digital Literacy team with a proposal to host a game jam for fellow gamers. Timothy Studlo, Digital Literacy Coach Pre-K to grade 12, fills us in. Read more Innovative Designers Camp By CIS Communications The Innovative Designers Camp II took place at Lakeside on 25-26 January. Our young innovators aged 4 to 16 learned the fundamentals of coding, designing, 3D-modelling, and drone programming through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) concepts that were embedded in engaging, hands-on workshops. Read more Entrepreneurship in the making. By CIS Communications What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? A group of savvy grades 8 to 12 students took advantage of the recent staff professional development long weekend to attend the Entrepreneurship bootcamp 2018, and learn about the skills they’d need to answer this question.
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