BISS Elementary School presented last month a candidacy for the Barrie Jo Price Award for Innovative Technology Use in International Schools (BJP-IT) with the aim of highlighting best practices concerning the use of technology in a global context. Although we didn’t win, we came up as a very strong candidate and the evaluation team has commended us for it.
It is amazing how this team has totally embraced an seamlessly embedded in the curriculum our philosophy of technology integration: “being able to read and write multiple forms of media and integrate them into a meaningful whole is the new hallmark of literacy.” How at BISS, the elementary team has adopted “the multimedia collage” and the command of the visual language as a foundational literacy, integrating technology through an authentic culture of collaboration, and combining it with the world of web 2.0 and social and participatory media.
This is the documentary the Elementary staff has put together to participate in this initiative. (You’ll need to let the video load completely before hitting the PLAY button).
Congratulations to the BISS Elementary School Rock Stars!…you have made the learning with technology REAL!
Watch it when you have the time, it is really worth it! And many of the practices highlighted in the video can easily be extrapolated to the Secondary School!