As you can see, 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 new IT Office (formerly the Macquarium), which houses our IT HelpDesk and 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®. See our minimum recommended specifications for laptops below. Please note that from August 2021 iPads will only need to be purchased for students in Grades 2-4.
As for iPads, please have a look at our iPad site here. If you would like to wait until you arrive in Nanjing to purchase either, have a look at the NIS section on SolutionKeys' website for your shopping needs at the educational discount prices not available in normal Apple Stores or at other resellers. If you find yourself in Europe, North America or Australia, make sure to also check out the "refurbished" section of Apple's online store to get great deals on devices well within our specifications and are practically brand-new.
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.