The Use of Technology at UNIS Hanoi
UNIS Hanoi Technology Vision
Our vision is that UNIS Hanoi will be a leader in the region in the use of technology for learning. We believe that technology, when used appropriately, provides opportunities to support, engage, enhance and transform student learning.
UNIS Hanoi strives to create learning experiences where technology is integrated through all curriculum areas in the context of classroom learning. The school implements a 1:1 programme from Grades 4-12, with access to a variety of technology devices. From ECC to Grade 3, children enjoy the use of multimedia resources such as iPads, laptops and other mobile devices. We seek to equip the students with the skills and knowledge they need to learn and live productively in an increasingly digital world.
The ICT skills and knowledge are evaluated using the following ISTE Standards for Students:
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Research and Information Fluency
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making
- Digital Citizenship
- Technology Operations and Concepts
UNIS Hanoi has adopted a flexible learning model that encourages teachers to collaboratively identify and agree on the aims and uses of ICT before integrating technology in the classrooms. To provide more student support, the teachers work together with the Technology Coordinators in integrating technology into the curriculum.
Digital Citizenship at UNIS Hanoi
With the ongoing implementation of a 1:1 programme, access to technology and information is no longer a privilege but a necessity. To work and thrive within a supportive school community it is vital that all members of the UNIS Hanoi community understand what it means to be a responsible digital citizen.
In order to be a responsible digital citizen it is important to abide by the following six conditions:
Respect Yourself. I will show respect for myself through my actions. I will select online names that are appropriate. I will consider the information and images that I post online. I will consider what personal information about my life, experiences, experimentation or relationships I post. I will not be obscene.
Protect Yourself. I will ensure that the information, images and materials I post online will not put me at risk. I will not publish my personal details, contact details or a schedule of my activities. I will report any attacks or inappropriate behaviour directed at me. I will protect passwords, accounts and resources.
Respect Others. I will show respect to others. I will not use electronic mediums to flame, bully, harass or stalk other people. I will show respect for other people in my choice of websites: I will not visit sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate. I will not abuse my rights of access and I will not enter other people's private spaces or areas. While on campus I will use the school network and systems in a responsible and educationally appropriate manner.
Protect Others. I will protect others by reporting abuse; not forwarding inappropriate materials or communications; and not visiting sites that are degrading, pornographic, racist or inappropriate.
Respect Intellectual Property. I will suitably cite any and all use of websites, books, media etc. in an appropriate way. I will use and abide by the fair use rules.
Protect Intellectual Property. I will request to use the software and media others produce. I will act with integrity.
To use the school technology facilities including the Internet and email, students and parents/caregivers are required to complete and sign a Responsible Use Agreement.
It is also important that all members of the UNIS community understand that this responsibility extends beyond the walls of the school and that disregarding this responsibility can have dire consequences.