Technology and Innovation
At PaRK IS we have technology integrated into the curriculum, giving our students a number of tools that can be used in problem solving and in their academic career. From Grade 4 to 8 we have a one-to-one iPad programme so that students learn to use one more tool to explore knowledge, in a safe environment. Children who entered Grade 1 in September 2016 are the same age of iPads and it is a part of their daily life – all students are now native users and our curriculum is adapted to integrate the technologies used in the real world.
From Grade 9 onwards, in order to meet the demand of the different curricula, we have a Bring Your Own Device Laptop programme. All of our teachers and our students are also given a Microsoft Office 365 account that is managed by the School.
Our teachers have ongoing training with certified Apple techs. PaRK IS is the first (and only!) school in Portugal with official content published in iTunes U. This means that our teachers are composing syllabuses that can be used worldwide. We also have our books on iBooks.
At PaRK IS we treat technology as another tool to access and develop information.
Technology is part of the learning process across all subjects.