1 to 1 Program
A 1 to 1 program is an essential element for the success of our technology vision of how students learn in the 21st century. The ability for our students to have increased access to information, social interaction and the ability to create and share digital content exponentially increases in a 1 to 1 environment.
At the High School division, students are required to purchase their own laptop. ISK is a "Mac" School therefore new students and those entering Grade 9 are required to purchase a MacBook Pro or Air. Please plan to purchase their Mac laptop before their first day of school.
The basic requirements for the new Macs are; WIFI, antivirus protection, Microsoft Office and six hours battery life. We highly recommend a 13" MacBook Air laptop. The prices for these units range from 1099€ and up in the EU and from US$999 and up in the U.S., exclusive of duties and taxes. Please contact Douglas Irish (Director of Technology) dirish @ isk.ac.ke (this is not a link) if you have any questions or concerns.
Students in Grades 6 to 8 participate in a school-issued iPad 1 to 1 take-home program. Students are trained in the use and care of the iPads and sign a student pledge. They also develop a critical awareness of Digital Citizenship that will grow throughout their years at ISK.
Middle school students and teachers also utilize computers in a MS lab where curricular and co-curricular programs such as robotics and apps-making are held. Teachers may also book classes into the MS and Library Labs.
Students in Grades 4 and 5 participate in a school-issued iPad 1 to 1 program in which iPads are stored for them at school. The tablets are only taken home during periods in which students are preparing special work, such as the Grade 5 Capstone Project. Students are trained in the use and care of the iPads and sign a student pledge. They also develop a critical awareness of Digital Citizenship that will grow throughout their years at ISK.
Pre-K through Grade 3 students use class sets of technology tools such as iPads, laptop cart, or Chromebooks cart.
Elementary school students and teachers also utilize computers in the ES and Library computer labs.