The SPASH Vision for Technology
Technology at SPASH enables rich learning experiences to improve collaboration, creativity, and productivity in our learning environments. To support the SPASH mission statement, we use technology to engage and educate students to become empowered global citizens who are adaptable to change.
- Be accessible to all as a tool to support learning
- Help to boost learning and achievement
- Connect subject matter to real-world examples
- Foster global learning opportunities for students and teachers to collaborate and communicate with others around the world
- Encourage creativity and innovation
- Be integrated into our daily lives to provide a variety of digital solution
Devices and Technology in the Classroom
Acceptable Use Policy and iPad Student Pledge
At St. Paul, we believe that all students should have access to technology when they act in ways that are safe, responsible, legal, and ethical. To keep our students digitally safe, we require every student to read and sign the SPASH iPad Student pledge (K-2) or the SPASH Acceptable Use Policy for Technology (grades 3-12). By doing so, students pledge to abide by the rules and guidelines that govern the use of SPASH online communication and electronic resources. Kindly support or check-in with your child(ren) to ensure they have signed the iPad Pledge or AUP if they haven’t done so already.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device (Grades 6 to 12 only)
We require each Middle and High Schooler to bring their own approved device for school. This is a very important part of their day-to-day life, as we rely on technology to facilitate learning. Please review the school’s minimum BYOD requirements here or on our website. Do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
IT Support / Help Desk
In order to best serve our community, we encourage our students to put in a help ticket by simply sending an email to email@example.com or by visiting the IT office in room B103 for assistance. We are here to guide and to fulfill their tech needs, so please encourage them to ask questions (large or small). Thank you and we look forward to a great year together.
It’s a genuine pleasure to be joining the SPAS community this year as Technology Director. I have over a decade of experience in international education with expertise in Educational Databases & Systems Management. Living and working in Vietnam will mark my family’s 3rd continent together at international schools; coming most recently from 5 years in the US after 7 years in Africa. As a lifelong learner and an Advance Google Certified Educator with a Computer Science background, I am currently undertaking double Masters in Analytics and Computer Science with a specialization in Interactive Intelligence at Georgia Institute of Technology. I’m eager for the newest trends in educational technology and strongly believe that technology plays a fundamental role in modern education. I take pride in problem-solving, enhancing the user-experience, and ensuring cyber-security fundamentally. An amateur guitarist and football (soccer) enthusiast, I can be found supporting Chelsea fc, Atlanta United, and Liberty professionals of Ghana when not behind a screen. Above all, I am most at peace when I can be of help to others.
As Technology Director, I am ever-ready to consult, to brainstorm, and to assist with technological needs from the most petite to the profoundly complex. While creating a digitally safe environment for educators and young learners.
“The most important thing that schools can do is not to use technology in the curriculum more, but to use it more effectively.” – John G. Palfrey and Urs Gasser