Information and Educational Technology
Taipei American School views information technology as a powerful tool to support and enrich teaching and learning. We believe the use of technology should be woven seamlessly into education, supporting and enhancing the curriculum across disciplines, and facilitating collaboration, innovation, creative expression, and exploration.
Across each division, Technology and Design coaches work with classroom and subject-level teachers to support the integration of technology into their curriculum, while also providing dedicated educational technology learning experiences in the Solomon Wong Tech Cube, a purpose-built technology and design hub unlike any other in Asia.
Reflect best practices in education and engage students through active learning and real-world application.
Foster a safe environment and guide students to make moral and ethical choices.
Connect students, faculty, administrators, parents, and the community at large.
Challenge students to become adaptable problem solvers and lifelong learners in pursuit of personal achievement and excellence.
Encourage a technology landscape that is equitable, accessible and inclusive.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 have access to individual iPads while students in Grades 3 through 5 are assigned a Surface Go. These devices are provided by the school and are used under the supervision of an educator.
From Grades 6-9, students use a laptop that is ordered as part of student registration for an additional fee. TAS then organizes for on-campus delivery from a specific local vendor, who also provides onsite support at TAS.
In Grades 10 through 12, students may continue with the school laptop program or switch to a BYOD (bring your own device) model. When students opt for BYOD, they will receive guidance on the necessary device specifications.
At TAS, we are always looking at ways technology can enrich learning, making it more personalized, collaborative, and relevant. We champion innovative teaching and learning methods that harness technology's full potential, while collaborating with counselors and homeroom teachers to teach digital citizenship in every grade level. Alfredo Papaseit, Lower School Technology & Design Coach
At TAS, the 5 main platforms used are SeeSaw, Canvas, PowerSchool, Google Suite, and Microsoft. SeeSaw (Grades KA-5) and Canvas (Grades 6-12) are used to support classwork. PowerSchool is used across all grade levels for families and teachers to share student information, grades and reporting, and more. As a school, our students use both the Google Suite and Microsoft platform.
Through different classes and extra-curricular activities, students will work with a variety of additional tools to support their learning and exploration, with the guidance of their educators.