Technology at FIS
The FIS vision of technology is to support our culture of innovation, creativity and collaboration by providing access to technology that empowers students to be self directed, responsible and adaptable learners in our global and interconnected world – anytime and anywhere.
In all divisions technology is carefully incorporated into the curriculum to help deepen students’ understanding of subjects and foster excitement as they create, problem solve and collaborate – while along the way becoming inquisitive learners and responsible digital citizens.
Students and faculty have access to a technology-rich learning environment at each division, which includes:
- iPads to assist in the collection of work samples and experiences, and creation of digital portfolios
- Cameras to record and share learning
- iPods and audio books to read along with those borrowed from the library
- Digital microscopes to explore living organisms from nearby forests and waterways
- Mobile iPad and laptop carts to create flexible learning environments – anytime and anywhere
- Interactive whiteboards and projection devices in every classroom to support sharing and collaboration
- Suite of Google Apps for Education to create projects that support their units of inquiry
- Digital Media Production equipment, including cameras, microphones, drones and mixing software that enables live streaming events and in-house "television" broadcasts
- Design Technology labs with Computer-aided Design (CAD) software, 3D printers and robotics capabilities
- Digital composition and music notation equipment
Students in the Upper School use our Virtual Learning Environment (Haiku) to access course content in many of their classes, as well as programs like Google Docs to support collaboration while learning. All students have a school-based email account, file storage space on our school’s network and access to our library's online catalog and research databases.
Grade 6-12 students participate in the school's 1 to 1 Laptop Learning program, which requires that students have their own MacBook up to Grade 9, and then any device for Grades 10-12.
- Digital microscopes, data-loggers with a range of sensors and GPS devices for use in scientific exploration and analysis
- Voice and music recording equipment and digital video recorders
- Mobile MacBook laptop carts to encourage online learning in a flexible environment
On the Oberursel Campus a support team staffs our Tech Deck – an open technology work space – to provide tech support throughout the day for students, faculty, staff and parents. Contact the Tech Deck via email, or at +49 (0) 6171-2024-300.