The integration of technology in education has become more prevalent as it has become more affordable and practical. A forward-thinking education, particularly in an international school, should provide students with access to technology that is appropriate for their age and teach them how to use it responsibly.
At Sampoerna Academy BSD Campus, we integrate technology into our curriculum to enhance the classroom learning experience. Our blended learning approach combines traditional classroom instruction with technology-based learning, as research has shown that this combination optimizes learning outcomes for students of all ages.
We believe that it is important for our students to learn how to use technology properly, as it is a part of our world today. However, we also recognize the importance of fostering interpersonal relationships and social interactions among our students as it is still a crucial aspect of learning.
Benefits of Technology at the Elementary School
Using technology in the curriculum at the elementary school level is essential for a comprehensive education in an international school. The advantages of incorporating digital learning in this setting include:
- Technology can allow for a more personalized learning experience. Educational software and games are often designed with different student abilities in mind, allowing teachers to select the appropriate level to match and enhance the capabilities of their students.
- Using technology in the classroom can enhance the learning experience. Using technology in the classroom can enhance instruction by making it more interesting and interactive. It provides a platform for creatively presenting classroom material.
- Incorporating technology into instruction can increase student engagement. The interactivity of technology, in various forms, can foster student engagement and motivation in the classroom. For example, educational apps that incorporate features such as music, audio, animation and videos can help keep students interested and engaged.
- Incorporating technology in education can help prepare children for the future. By learning to use technology responsibly and effectively in the early grades, children will be better equipped to rely on technology for their studies in later years of education, such as secondary school.
- Technology can facilitate collaboration among students. In the classroom, children may assist each other in using technology, which can help bring them together and teach them to work as a team.
- Technology can cater to diverse learning styles. It can be configured in a variety of ways to deliver instructional material, making it adaptable to different methods of learning.
Incorporating technology in the elementary school curriculum is essential for a comprehensive education. It allows for personalized learning, makes instruction more interesting, increases student engagement, prepares children for the future, fosters collaboration, and caters to diverse learning styles.
Implementing Digital and Blended Learning at Sampoerna Academy
Sampoerna Academy implementing digital and blended learning to enhance the student’s learning experience. The school uses technology to deliver interactive and personalized instruction, which helps students to be more engaged and motivated. The teachers are also trained to create and use digital materials to cater to different learning styles.
We have taken steps to ensure that our students have a balanced experience with technology integrated in their learning, including:
iPads for Students
One of the steps we have taken is to provide students with iPads. This allows them to have access to digital materials and tools that can enhance their learning experience.
Another step we have taken is to implement an ICT (Information and Communication Technology) program. This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to use technology effectively and responsibly. It also prepares them for the future, where technology is an essential part of education and the working world.
Another step we have taken is to include digital art as a subject in our curriculum. This allows students to explore the creative possibilities of technology and develop digital art skills that can be useful in the future.
Another step we have taken is to install Smart TVs in the classrooms. Smart TVs provide students with a variety of multimedia options and interactive features that can make learning more engaging and interactive. It allows the teachers to use videos, animations, presentations, and other digital content to deliver the instruction material in an interesting way.
We invite you to visit Sampoerna Academy in your nearest city (Jakarta, Medan, Sentul or Surabaya Campus) to witness the integration of technology in our curriculum and the positive impact it has on our students’ learning.
Join us in our mission to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded education. Come and see for yourself how we are preparing our students for the future. Schedule a visit or contact our admission team today!