Part of our mission in Modern Knowledge Schools is to raise Global and life-long learners. Technology enables us to provide the environment and the tools that will bring about these dimensions into the teaching and learning process.
I believe that Education is about unleashing the latent qualities and talents that all children are born with so that they can fulfill their role in contributing to an ever-advancing- civilization.
Integration of technology has been introduced gradually in our schools, in order to ensure that we are building the culture that goes along with empowering our teachers and igniting the passion of learning within our students.
We started a 5-year plan in 2015 that aimed for digital empowerment through full integration of technology K-12 by 2020. Starting from establishing adequate infrastructure with the latest network system and becoming a Google for Education licensed Institution since 2015.
Little did we know that 2020 was the year when we needed to shift to online learning and appreciate the value of the digital culture that was already well established in Modern knowledge Schools. The school runs a 1:1 Chromebooks program for grades 6-10 students in High and Middle School. In addition, we run a 1:1 iPad program for grades 3-5 in the Elementary school. To cater to their needs and based on the regular survey conducted to all our stakeholders, the school adopted BYOD program for grades 11 & 12, using robust centralized management systems to ensure safety and effectiveness.
We are keen to promote innovation throughout our institution and will strive to equip our students with all they need to build the foundation of the future.
Director of Technology K-12
Modern Knowledge Schools
“ You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday” Khalil Gibran
Improve teaching and learning through educational technology that enables MKS students to participate in technology-enhanced learning that inspires intellectual curiosity and prepares them with the knowledge and skills to excel in school, university, and the workplace.
Provide technology that enables efficient and effective operations and communication for all constituencies in the MKS school community.
Teaching and Learning: Improve teaching and learning through the use of up-to-date educational technology. Provide students and teachers with access to online educational resources, educational and productivity applications and software, and the tools to use them.
Respectful and Ethical Behavior: Foster a culture of respectful and ethical engagement and establish policies and procedures to ensure that staff, students, and parents use technology appropriately and responsibly.
Communication, Operational Efficiency, and Productivity: Expand and improve the use of management systems to improve communication, operational efficiency, and productivity.
Professional Development: Provide training for teachers and administrators to ensure that all staff members are able to use technology to enhance teaching and learning, communicate effectively and manage operations efficiently.
The Chromebook 1:1 program at MKS has been a remarkable success, and our school has seen incredible growth in technology use in recent years. In the 2019-2020 school year, we are proud to be introducing iPads in grades three to five. We are proud to say that in just a few short years we have fully integrated 1:1 technology in grades 3 to 12- what an advancement for teaching and learning at MKS!
To share the success of our Chromebook program and explain the wide-reaching effects of tech integration on teaching and learning, the Technology Department created a short documentary with the MKS Film Club in the 2018-2019 school year. Special thanks to Zaid Ahmad and Meera Khusro for their production work, and to Mr. Bankes for his assistance in producing the film.
Enjoy the documentary!