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Technology & Learning

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Technology & Learning

“Technology will never replace great teachers, but in the hands of great teachers, technology is transformational.”
George Couros


NIST uses technology as a tool to achieve our mission. We seek to be innovative through our use of progressive technology in our search to make student learning relevant to their world. Our aim is to develop responsible global citizens equipped with the critical thinking skills and technological literacy necessary to participate in the worldwide community of learners.

The following guiding principles are intended to help us realize our vision:

  • The integration of technology into our daily practices enhances teaching and learning.
  • Our use of technology provides safe and engaging opportunities for students to communicate with the worldwide community of learners.
  • Ubiquitous access to technology is essential to effective 21st-century learning.
  • Thorough research, related to future trends and best practices, guides the acquisition, use and development of technology resources.
  • We value diversity and choice. We apply differentiation in the use of technology.
  • Technology expectations for students and staff are supported by curricula and ongoing staff development.


Technology in the Classroom

In the Early Years classes, shared iPads are provided for student use under the guidance of the teachers, building a foundation in collaboration and sharing. This extends into a 1-to-1 iPad programme in Year 1 to Year 6, and students use these devices throughout the day to supplement teacher instruction. From Year 7 up to Year 13, all students are issued Mac laptops.

Students are issued passwords that allow them access to an immense number of online resources, ranging from EBSCOHost the premiere online research database, to Cialfo, a career and college counseling program. All student information – including attendance, class content, grades and much more–is easily accessible to both parents and students through Veracross.

Systems are setup and regularly reviewed to ensure that best practices are followed related to cybersecurity and data protection. This is assessed twice annually by a technology assessment firm, 9ine.

Additional Programmes

To encourage students to creatively use the tools and resources we offer, other opportunities are provided through extra-curricular activities and learning spaces. Both our elementary and secondary students produce their own news programmes using our green screen room, others explore robotics through ClickRobot, and all young learners can experiment in our design labs and our Makerspace.

Our Philosophy

We believe that technology is a powerful tool, one that allows us to connect with others around the globe. It has also taken on its own life, and it is impossible to ban the future. Policies based in negative consequences and restrictions only serve to isolate and insulate students from a daily part of their lives. Building on the work of Dr. Scott McLeod, our philosophy takes a positive view, one that encourages students to learn to use it creatively, effectively and responsibly through four key principles:

Be empowered.

Do awesome things. Share with us your ideas and what you can do. Amaze us.

Be respectful.

Help foster a school community that is principled and caring.

Be smart and safe.

Think before you click. If you are uncertain, talk with us.

Be careful and gentle.

Our resources and those in other communities are limited. Help us take care of our devices and networks.

Our Leadership

NIST has taken a lead in educational technology, frequently serving as an early adopter of innovations ranging from wireless classrooms to Thailand’s first 1-to-1 programme.

Our Aspiration, NIST International School in Bangkok

Our Aspiration

We strive to expand traditional models of education, to foster principled, good people who will flourish throughout their lives and in turn make a positive impact in the world.

Welcome to NIST International School

As the first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, we inspire and empower individual excellence, and enrich lives.
Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

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We encourage all families to make an appointment to tour the school. Your visit will offer you a unique view into our community and allow us to provide more in-depth information in order to help you make the best educational decision for your family.

Joining the NIST Community

Selecting a school can be a difficult decision for families, and we hope to work with you to help you make the right choice. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

The IB Mission at NIST Internation School in Bangkok

The IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate does not represent only a curriculum, but also a mission to transform the world through education by fostering thoughtful, principled learners.

An Education that Inspires & Enriches

Though we have cultivated a reputation for excellence in academics, we believe education is inextricably tied to wellbeing, character and action. Through learning comes joy.

A Lasting Impact, Service Learning at NIST International School in Bangkok

A Lasting Impact

Many of our alumni go on to work for NGOs and non-profits, become activists and reformers, and even create their own social enterprises.

Transforming Lives through Service

We believe service must be woven into the fabric of our learning, not as single projects or donations, but rather as the core means through which we translate learning into sustained action.
The NIST Falcons

The NIST Falcons

Our Falcons athletes participate in over a dozen competitive sports, from basketball and volleyball to gymnastics and fencing, with other schools around Bangkok and Southeast Asia.

Opportunities beyond the Classroom

We grow when pushed beyond our perceived limits. The NIST Activities Programme offers students the opportunity to challenge themselves through more than 300 activities, including sports, the arts, technology and more.

We believe in the power of education

International & Inclusive

As one of the most diverse international schools in Thailand, we seek to be inclusive and value difference as a catalyst for individual and collective growth.

A Vibrant Community Built on Shared Values

"Respectful, healthy, ethical relationships and interactions create a true sense of community at NIST."
(2018 NEASC Accreditation Report)

Contact NIST International School in Bangkok

Our Campus

Nestled in Bangkok's central business district, the NIST campus sits in close proximity to Asok BTS Station, and Sukhumvit and Petchaburi MRT Stations.

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