At KIS, Jeju the Elementary vision for technology in the classroom is to enable our students to master 21st century skills for a constantly changing world. We value respect for others and ourselves as responsible citizens; students at KIS, Jeju help to maintain a positive environment through problem solving, empathy, and understanding.
Elementary students at KIS, Jeju experience hands on technology learning in multiple ways. Students have access to a lab environment with iMacs for projects or to use as a resource before or after school. In the homeroom environment students use creative thinking and innovative processes to construct knowledge and develop digital products with 1:1 iPad learning.
The 1:1 iPad environment increase student learning by allowing the lessons taught to be personalized for each individual. iPad learning is integrated into all subjects including: Science, Social Studies, Literacy, Math, Art and Music.
KIS, Jeju uses gamification of learning as an educational approach to motivate students to learn by using video game design and game elements in learning environments. The goal is to maximize enjoyment and engagement through capturing the interest of learners and inspiring them to continue learning.
Student have several STEM options for their activites that change each qurater. Some examples are: WeDo Robotics, MV3 Robotics, Sphero Robotics, Graphic Design, iPad Music Production, Coding, and Newspaper & Blogging.
Technology Standards at KIS, Jeju
Korea International School, Jeju uses a 1-4 standard based grading system. The Elementary Technology standard grading scale is as follows:
"I am able to independently use different technology tools to compete different assignments."
"I am able to use many technology tools to complete my assignments."
"I am able to use some technology tools with assistance to complete most assignments."
"I need frequent assistance to complete my assignments using technology."
Students are assessed based off the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Students do not recieve a seperate Technology grade, instead the Technology standards are embedded within the projects.