As parents, we all see first-hand how our children embrace technology from an early age and preparing children for this digital age is vital. One of the ways we do this at Doha College is through Digital Leaning. This digital initiative was introduced gradually a number of years ago and is now gearing up to a new level of integration across the curriculum, in line with our High Performance Learning approach.
Digital Learning is learning facilitated with technology and software tools. It is a practice that uses technology effectively to strengthen a student's learning experience, providing access to challenging content and opportunities for learning anytime, anywhere.
At Doha College, our main Digital Learning focus is to make the most effective use of our iPad Initiative and provide a collaborative and safe digital learning environment involving students, teachers and parents. We aim to enhance our curriculum by embedding digital techniques and practices into our teaching, by using technology that students are surrounded with in their everyday lives.
Primary Digital Learning - iChild
The iChild programme is a scheme where a child is appointed as the digital lead in each classroom, from Years 2 to 6. They are the first point of contact for their classmates to communicate and troubleshoot iPad issues. They meet regularly with the school's Heads of Digital Learning (Mr Kerr at Al Waab and xxx in West Bay) to convey iPad use in the classrooms and to disseminate the outcomes to their class.
Secondary Digital Learning - Digital Leaders
Within Secondary, our digital leaders chosen from our students initiate the digital learning journey amongst their classmates and collaborate with the iChildren in the Primary School. This is an exciting opportunity to encourage information sharing across year groups and campuses.