Sonrise school has an Instructional Technology department that provides network, hardware, software and instructional support for the entire school community. Technology is embedded into both learning and teaching. Both instructors and students engage students in 21st Century, technology-enabled, deeper learning

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Sonrise school has 250 computer work stations, distributed in 7 computer labs: 5 at High School and 2 at Primary School. Each teacher has a laptop. We have 500 Barnes & Noble "Nook" tablets, used by both teachers and students. Several classrooms employ Interactive Whiteboards; 3 at High School and 1 at Primary School, and LCD projectors. The school infrastructure is Fiber Optic throughout and has wireless broadband speed of up to 32 Mbps

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Sonrise school is in the process of becoming a Google Apps for Education school. Google Apps for Education is a web based suite of services that provide email, word-processing, calendaring, research, and collaboration tools. Google Apps for Education provides tools to assist in authentically teaching students to appropriately use technology for communication and collaboration with both teachers and peers.

 

Google Apps for Education also supports anywhere, anytime learning, and helps reduce the digital divide by minimizing the hardware and software requirements needed to use the tools. Teachers and Students utilize Google Apps for Education to build access to the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).

 

UNESCO considers that ICTs can contribute to universal access to education, equity in education, the delivery of quality learning and teaching, teachers’ professional development as well as improve education management, governance and administration provided the right mix of policies, technologies and capacities are in place.

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In March, we received 15 GoogleChromebooks donated by Monika Macias and Education Technology Group. They arethe first step toward our goal of full implementation of GAFE. It is a free online suite of tools offers schools the chance to centralize all their academic efforts under one school-managed online domain.

Google Apps are highly interactive and encourage positive collaboration. It is instantly familiar, easy to learn and use. With the certification of Sonrise School as a Google Apps school, staff and students benefit immediately from innovative tools to enable new ways of learning

  • Powerful search  
  • Ad-free email
  • Free, unlimited storage
  • Seamless collaboration
  • World-class data security
  • Affordable (free for Education), sustainable infrastructure 
  • Google Apps makes it easier for faculty to do more creative, cutting-edge teaching