Teachers at AISA are effectively integrating technology into the curriculum and instruction in order to enhance student learning process and outcomes. Students in grades 2-6 are using iPads and older students use a Macbook. Technology provides students with the opportunity to develop skills that are essential for lifelong learners, such as research, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. Technology integration also assists students in acquiring information, media, and technology literacy, which is crucial for our rapidly changing media and technology driven world.
The Library is a place for reading, storytelling, studying, research and even reflection. (Roch Carrier).
Our welcoming and experienced Library Team promotes and fosters the Love of Reading, learningand supports AISA’s Literacy Programs!
The AISA Library - Promotes and Fosters the Love of Reading and Learning by:
Maintaining a Teaching-Learning Environment where students are able to browse for reading material, read, listen to stories, research, study, work on assignments, and reflect.
Housing a Main Library which hosts an Elementary Library (Grades 1-5) and a Secondary School Library (Grades 6-12).
Having a Main Library with an inventory of over 23,000 books and eBooks to promote and encourage the life-long love of reading!
Promoting the joy of reading for early readers in AISA’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) Library which has over 1,400 books and is connected to the Main Library by the electronic catalogue.
Hosting two Book Fairs: a UAE National Day themed Book Fair (in the fall) and a Literacy Fest themed Book Fair (in the spring).
Providing Portal access to AISA’s electronic catalogue (Destiny). The electronic catalogue of AISA’s books includes eBooks and links to research tools and databases such as Grolier Encyclopedias, EBSCO Journal, and Access World News.
Providing Wi-Fi internet access so that AISA students are able to work on their personal laptops/iPads (BYOD) in the library.
Encouraging students to take library books to read at home – to enjoy reading for understanding, to read for pleasure, to share with parents and siblings, and to practice their literacy skills.
Encouraging students to borrow books in Arabic.
Welcoming and encouraging parents to check out books for themselves.
Having an AISA library team that works in cooperation with the teachers as we strive to motivate and inspire students to read and thus promote students' life-long love and habit of reading.
Reading for pleasure is an extension of teaching and learning – as reading increases vocabulary, improves reading fluency, and strengthens comprehension.
Students have the benefit of a scheduled Technology class in which they learn valuable skills which can be applied to all curriculum areas. Students have the opportunity to work with Bee Bots and Dash robots. Problem solving strategies used in coding are easily transferred to other subjects. Our focus on technology integration allows for student-centered project-based learning. Students use their creativity, experience and research to design and create projects linked to their units of inquiry.
Design and Innovation Classes
Design and Innovation provides opportunities for hands-on, collaborative activities, and authentic expressions of learning. Our process develops creative confidence, promotes personal exploration, and pushes students to make their ideas become reality. Students work to develop projects that blend their homeroom offerings and connect to the real world in meaningful ways.
Students may build a model bridge, an irrigation system, or a product to feature on their website. By removing the fear of failure, we encourage students to try their ideas. If their ideas fail, we figure out how to improve them and continue moving forward. We fail fast, in order to succeed sooner.
The American International School in Abu Dhabi recognizes that teachers, students and parents engage with social media applications. These applications include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Blogs, and other online tools through which people connect and share information. All students must sign and adhere to the AISA Acceptable Use Policy and use social media in a respectful and responsible manner upholding the values of the school.
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As part of the AISA Community, if you are considering purchasing or upgrading devices for your children, here are the required specifications of the school recommended devices.
For the academic 2022-2023 all students enrolled in Grades 1 through 8 will need to bring a fully charged iPad on a daily basis and as part of their normal school supplies. We strongly recommend the following specifications for the iPad to ensure a consistent learning setup and a rich experience for students:
Required for Students (Grade 1-5)
iPad 10.2 (WiFi, 128 GB, the new 9th generation iPad)
Required for Students (Grade 6-8)
iPad 10.2 (WiFi, 128 GB, the new 9th generation iPad)
For the academic 2022-2023 school year all students enrolled in Grades 9 through 12 will need to bring a fully charged MacBook on a daily basis and as part of their normal school supplies. We strongly recommend the following specifications for the MacBook to ensure a consistent learning setup and a rich experience for students:
AISA strongly recommends to parents to purchase the AppleCare protection package for their child's iPad. Although we will educate and promote safe and responsible iPad care, accidents do happen, and the AppleCare program will allow you to quickly have damaged iPads repaired, avoiding discord over any damage, and preventing surprise repair costs.