Where chalkboards and textbooks once held sway, now video collaboration, interactive whiteboards and MacBooks are the order of the day. We see huge potential in these technologies and embrace IT as a powerful tool for the kind of personalised learning that not only allows learners immediate and direct access to information but also fosters communication and debate, and perhaps more importantly provides a mechanism for recording and tracking achievements.
What is 1:1?
A 1:1 learning programme is defined as an environment where learners and teachers have 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week access to a laptop computer as well as digital content, educational software, and digital authoring tools.
The Nexus 1:1 Laptop Programme
In order to ensure that our learners have access to 21st Century learning, are competitive graduates and are prepared for a 21st Century workforce, the school has a compulsory 1:1 laptop programme for learners in Year 6 through to Year 13. This means learners have the use of their own Apple MacBook laptop in every lesson.
Our 1:1 programme is currently for learners in Year 6 to Year 13, with the possibility of other year groups being added in future. Considerable planning, infrastructure and most importantly teacher training is on-going and our teaching pedagogies in the classroom reflect an innovative approach to learning.
21st Century Learning
Learners will use engaging technologies in collaborative, inquiry-based learning environments with teachers who are willing and able to use technology’s power to assist in transforming knowledge and skills into products, solutions and new information.