When we prepare your child for the future, technology is one key factor that we cannot
afford to ignore.
As parents and educators, we have witnessed for ourselves how our work and social environments have changed – from
changes in modes of communication i.e. letters to emails to mobile messaging, to changes in interactive devices i.e.
pagers to mobile phones to tablets. In tomorrow’s age where artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to
take over many functions and roles controlled by humans today, the challenge is not just the ownership of these
devices, but how our children are able to harness the capabilities of these devices to overcome future challenges,
to do what robots are not able to do. To do this, they have to start young, and start right. We designed the
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Programme at Edgefield to meet these needs.
Our goal is “Quality Learning in the Hands of Every Learner Empowered with Technology”. While our Apple Education
Programme equips every student with new media production skills, our 1:1 personalised learning through iPads
integrates thinking and learning across our total curriculum. Digital Sketchnoting makes thinking visible, and
combines with cloud technology to enable learning anytime, anywhere. Co-construction of knowledge and internet
research amplifies and deepens learning, while collaborative apps allow exploration of alternative perspectives and
diverse views. This enables meta-cognitive learning to take place. Through the affordances of technology, learning
becomes dynamic and personalized.