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Technology & Learning

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.
– Bill Gates

 

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 2 to Year 6, and students use these devices throughout the day to supplement teacher instruction. Beginning in Year 7, all students are issued MacBook Air 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 counselling program. All student information–including attendance, class content, grades and much more–is easily accessible to both parents and students through Veracross.

 

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.

Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to NIST!

“The community understands and has embraced the shift from an achievement-oriented to a growth-oriented learning model and its connection to developing lifelong learners.”
— 2018 NEASC Accreditation Report

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

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First and foremost, thank you for considering NIST as an option for your child. As you explore our site and admissions information, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our curriculum, philosophy or any other aspect of the school.

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The IB Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.

Academics

Our community has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics over the past two decades. Being the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand and a frequent early adopter of programme developments, NIST enjoys an unparalleled relationship with the IB, remaining at the forefront of progressive, research-based teaching and learning.

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Positive Impact

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– William Durant – 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

NIST encourages all students to push beyond their limits through the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Programme, which offers more than 300 activities in areas as diverse as sports, drama, music, art, technology, academics, language, and social and environmental activism.

We believe in the power of education

We believe in the power of education

All of the members of the NIST community, past and present, see education as a force that can enlighten and transform.

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

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