Technology in Learning
Preparing students to act with responsibility in a digital world
Technology is not just a subject at Universal – it is a way of learning & a way of life! At Universal, Technology is an integral part of bringing together the learners, teachers, parents & community & not just a parade of new gadgetry. Indeed, Universal & its staff have earned widespread acclaim for being the digital revolutionaries in the education space. We are continuously searching for fresh, exciting material and resources to integrate into our ever-evolving curriculum.
The school has created an Information Technology Responsible Use Policy which needs to be adhered to by all students. Cyber safety is a part of our curriculum and regular programmes regarding the same are also conducted with students, parents and staff members.
Audio-Visual Interactive Classroom Systems
Audio-visual touch based interactive displays are a vital part of the new and modern classrooms. It is a powerful tool that enables teachers to present information and complex ideas in an easy-to-understand method. Students are able to grasp more effectively as their curiosity and varied learning needs are taken care of.
Students have the opportunity to live with the best technology and incorporate it into their studies and lives, thus having the time to explore the knowledge available to them rather than simply putting together PowerPoint presentations and looking up the occasional Wikipedia reference.
Learning with Tablets and Laptops
In our early years, students and teachers have access to tablets that are used on a one-on-one basis to research, explore and create. There are bi-weekly slots that are dedicated to learning on tablets. It is during the technology class that students learn to explore a variety of content, practice Coding through ‘Scratch Junior’ and work on concept specific interactive books, games and projects.
In the primary and secondary school, students have access to the iMac Lab and Laptops where each student works on a structured ICT curriculum. Students create assignments and a variety of projects including presentations, web pages and story books as part of their coursework. Students learn to ‘Code’ as a part of their curriculum through the ‘Scratch’ programming language.
Robotics is one of the most engaging ways of learning and demystifyies complex technology. It is very effective in preparing students for careers related to science, technology, engineering and maths. It introduces them to programming in a fun way and simultaneously develops their logical reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving skills.