Information and Communication Technology (ICT) prepares students to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and social activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technologies. Well developed ICT skills give students independence and control of their learning, allowing them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination.
Our vision is to facilitate a deeper and more differentiated learning process by enabling students to connect with a wide range of information, people, communities and culture. The effective use of ICT is a key 21st Century life skill that ensures our students are enthusiastic, active and independent learners. As a school we recognise that ICT augments excellent learning practices. The effective use of the wide range of facilities offered by learning technologies opens up unprecedented opportunities for invigorating learning and teaching across the whole curriculum.
Sha Tin College is looking to form a partnership with parents where we engage and educate our children together using classrooms, virtual learning spaces and mobile connected computers to remove traditional barriers and improve communication and collaboration.
As a school, we are convinced that technology enhances the education of our students. It is an everyday tool that our students must be able to use effectively, ethically and safely if they are to succeed in the future world. A networked computer is now the primary knowledge building tool of our age, and we feel it is necessary to teach our students to harness the potential it offers through everyday use in lessons. The other ESF secondary schools have reached similar conclusions and all have 1 to 1 laptop programmes in place.
Accordingly, Sha Tin College has invested heavily in ICT infrastructure including a state of the art wireless network and high bandwidth internal backbone. We now have the capacity to provide every student with fast access to online resources and creative tools at virtually any location within the school. In addition, we have developed a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to which teaching staff are uploading courses, programmes and resources in preparation for greater use of technology within the classroom, and we have changed the emphasis of our professional development programme to specifically target effective pedagogy and the skills that will be essential in a 1 to 1 environment.
Please look through the information below to help you understand why we believe 1 to 1 computing has the potential to be so beneficial for our students.