Technology In Action

“Creative space” Makerspace

Engaging in technology is important at BCIS. Students work with technology from grade 1 to grade 12 through activities in Makerspace - a dedicated, specially designed and equipped space. Through Makerspace activities, students develop their knowledge and skills about STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Robotics is an integral part of the program. Two differing spaces meet the needs and interests of students at both the primary and secondary levels. 

In the Makerspace program, students use the latest worldwide technology, such as 3D printing. This is a place where students can develop their innate abilities and interests, can expand their existing skills, can experiment, and demonstrate their personality and creativity.

We not only encourage and develop a  “Makerspace” spirit - the desire and interest to study, inquire, and discover, but also provide interesting, authentic, real world activities and new technology. This combination stimulates students’ learning skills and is more efficient than the traditional approach of passive learning and memorization. 

In the Makerspace program, students study different skills and curriculum depending on their ages. The Makerspace program in grade 3 teaches students to build and interact with robots; study about the principles of sea creatures and rocket jet propulsion; discover how wind turbines work; and they will produce a short animated clay video, 3D pens and edit photos.

Students from grade 1 to grade 12 will have 1 or 2 classes of Makerspace per week. The curriculum changes on a regular basis in order to keep pace with the world and to improve working skills, offer opportunities to practice and complete tasks.  

Technology in class

BCIS students are encouraged to use technology for learning. Teachers use interactive whiteboards extensively in the classrooms. Students engage in technology opportunities by using Ipads from grade 1 through grade 8. We strongly encourage students from grades 7 - 12 to bring either a laptop or Ipad to school on which they complete their daily tasks (based on our  Bring Your Own Device program).

As we prepare our students to be active citizens in this highly competitive and globalized economy, technology is a tool used extensively in both the Vietnamese and Canadian programs.

BCIS attended the MakeX competition and ranked 6th in teamwork, and received the prize for creativity and team spirit.

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