At NIS technology plays a key role in supporting our mission as an inclusive learning community, with all students connected to the internet via our wireless campus network on their personal devices. As a Bring Your Own Mac (BYOM) school, students in Grades 5-12 work in a one-to-one Mac laptop environment. In grades 1-4 we use iPads in a one-to-one blended learning experience.
Our Macquarium, which houses our Mac service centre, is a hub of action in the middle of the school serving the needs of students, parents and teachers. It is also one of the more convenient places for students, parents and staff to purchase Apple devices and accessories needed for school (and personal use) from our Apple Authorized Reseller, SolutionKeys®. Our minimum recommended models for purchase can be seen in the chart below:
|Minimum Recommended Laptop Specifications (2017/18)|
|Type||MacBook Pro (Retina)||MacBook Air||MacBook|
|Model||13 Inch; 2.3 GHz||13 Inch; 1.8 GHz||12 Inch; 1.2 GHz|
|CPU||2.3 GHz dual core Intel Core i5||1.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5||1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core m3|
|Hard Drive||256GB PCIe-based flash storage||256GB PCIe-based flash storage||256GB PCIe-based flash storage|
Design and Technology
Throughout the school students have access to a variety of digital and analog technology, from our Design Centre (MYP/DP) which has a professional level studio for filming and recording, to our Design Pit (PYP) where students are introduced to coding and working with hand tools at an early age. The final products developed by students of all ages in this blended learning environment are impressive.
Nanjing International School policy on School-provided Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks
Developing the skills needed to select, process, evaluate and communicate information in different formats is a fundamental part of education at NIS. The school provides a secure and robust connection to the internet, supporting real-world associations with classroom contexts.
Toward this end, NIS promotes the use of technology to enhance the learning experiences of students. It is the responsibility of each student to use ICT for the purpose of learning.
The following uses of school-provided internet access are not permitted:
1. to access, upload, download or distribute pornographic or obscene material;
2. to upload, download or distribute material depicting gratuitous violence for the purpose of entertainment;
3. to transmit obscene or abusive language;
4. to vandalize, damage or disable the property of others;
5. to access another individual’s materials, information or files without permission;
6. to violate copyright or otherwise use the intellectual property of others without permissions;
7. to use peer-to-peer downloading software or clients