Over the last three years Harare International School has invested heavily in the technological infrastructure within the school. With a 1-1 iPad initiative in the Elementary school, Apple TVs and projectors throughout the campus along with a 1-1 MacBook laptop roll out for grades 9 to 12 and all MYP and DP teachers, we have a wide range of hardware and software at our fingertips. Just as importantly, the broadband speeds have increased rapidly. These developments have opened up an incredible array of opportunities, which have already started impacting the student teacher relationship.
Projects have been enriched with students being able to talk to leading experts from around the world live on Skype, collaborate using Google Docs on their devices, interview colleagues through iMovie, create media rich blogs and so much more.
We have only touched the tip of the iceberg and through the coming year we will be working closely with the HIS teachers and students to harness the incredible resources we now have available.
Just as importantly we will also be putting in place a holistic strategy for student IT literacy from EC1 all the way through to Grade 12. Thus ensuring they have the necessary skills and exposure to technology.