Regarding technology in the classroom, QSI educators will utilize the blended learning approach to lessons when applicable. Blended learning is the integration of digital online applications with face-to-face class activities in a planned, pedagogically valuable manner. The level of integration depends on the identified academic goal and the age of the child. While learning at QSI, students will experience varying levels of blended learning that will prepare them for real world expectations in universities and beyond.
Personal Digital Device Policy
Selecting a digital device can be a very personal choice for students and families. QSI is proud to support students in using a device that best meets their personal and academic needs. Below are the school’s guidelines on selecting, using and maintaining their personal devices.
Students in the 10 year old class and above will need to bring a personal digital device (PDD) to support and enhance the learning process.
Students will follow the teachers’ classroom guidelines on when to use PDD as a learning tool.
Students will adhere to the signed QSI Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for technology and practice Digital Citizenship traits taught in QSI technology curriculum.
Suggested PDD includes a tablet or laptop capable of running the Microsoft 365 suite of apps, the QSI application software issued to students.
Students are responsible of the maintenance for the hardware and software of the PDD .
Students moving within QSI common spaces should have all tech devices closed and stored away for safe movement.
When applicable to the device, it is recommended that students use a protective case, screen protector, charging cord, and external charging battery.
Students are responsible for their own PDD and should take measures to keep it safe when in use and storage.
Microsoft 365 Student Subscription
QSI subscribes to the Microsoft 365 application suite that includes Outlook, Word, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sway. Each student is issued 1 GB of cloud storage to house all digital work. The use of Microsoft 365 applications supports QSI’s commitment to blended learning with technology. The students will use:
Outlook to write e-mails to staff and students
Teams to manage online assignments and participate in video conferences when needed
Word to type essays
Excel to create charts and graphs for math and science classes
PowerPoint to create presentations
Sway to create multi-media publications