The centre is characterized by maintaining a positive outlook on innovation and the implementation of new technologies, as outlined in the objectives of the school´s technology plan:
- Arouse an interest among teachers and pupils about the use and enjoyment of new technologies as a daily tool used to achieve new goals and objectives.
- Support the search of information on the internet and its critical evaluation, as an element for learning about the world and educating pupils as people.
- Be another channel of communication with parents, the educational community and society.
- Encourage communication and exchanges with other schools and areas.
- Monitor the internet access of pupils, and configure black and white lists and/or necessary blocks to ensure proper use of the internet.
- Use devices to control access to the school (cards, keys, fingerprint recognition) in order to guarantee the safety of teachers and pupils inside the premises.
Since the 2018-2019 school year the Google for Education project has been implemented throughout the school. Thus, all the pupils from 4th year of primary education up and all the teachers have secure email accounts and the programs of the G Suite environment (Drive, Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheet, etc.). Also, the progressive introduction of the use of Chromebook laptops is planned across all years, beginning with the final years of Primary education, in order for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to serve as a framework for the use of active methodologies in the classroom. This year, the 1st year secondary education pupils have incorporated Chromebooks into their daily lives. With the introduction of Chromebooks, the aim is also to encourage the use of digital books and other ICT resources among teachers, and to increase the school´s educational excellence. Likewise, teachers are carrying out training courses on Gsuite, educational applications, active methods integrated into ICT and evaluation in order to obtain certification as Google educators.
For these reasons, the school has extended its provision of Wi-Fi and coverage to the entire school, limiting the bandwidth per user in order to thus guarantee the full connectivity of all the equipment and prevent network saturation. Two additional Wi-Fi networks provide further bandwidth in specific sites, such as the staff room and the secondary education library and the installation of a UTM (Unified Threat Management) is planned.
In the 2018-2019 school year, work has also begun with Blinklearning and different publishers in order to encourage the use of digital books, and thus have other online educational features, and also make the schoolbags of children lighter.
Computing is taught from the 1st year of Primary school on and the school has interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in all the classrooms, from the first year of the first cycle of Pre-school Education up until the 2nd year of Baccalaureate. In addition to the projector, these IWB also have speakers and computer equipment or laptops in order to correctly carry out teaching activity.
The school has a classroom that is fully equipped with computer equipment, that is assigned to IT teaching, but it is available for other subjects during the time slots when it is not occupied.
Also, the school has two mobile trolleys, one with 30 Chromebooks and another with 30 laptops, which serve as mobile classrooms and via a booking system, they are available for any teacher to incorporate ICT into their daily work.
The school also has an integral management computer platform, Clickedu, which encourages school-family communication, and through which families can consult grades or other aspects of the academic progress of their children.
There is also a plan to establish access control using cards to control the departures of pupils from school facilities.
Lastly, construction work is finishing on the secondary building, which is equipped and built with the education of the future in mind, where it is possible to apply new teaching models, new strategies, techniques and methods, encouraging proper integration of technologies. Thus, pupils will receive assistance for diversity, inclusivity and the skills, competencies and values that will open doors to a better future for them.
The objectives included in the general objectives of this stage as outlined in the Organic Law on the Improvement of the Quality of Education (LOMCE) are listed below, notably:
-Encourage the search, analysis and selection of information via Internet.
-Encourage a critical and human capacity, and the ability to contextualize the information obtained.
-Use the possibility of ICT to facilitate learning processes: programs, autonomous, individual or group learning environments.
-Implement the use of Chromebooks, tablets and other devices, as well as digital books and other ICT resources.
-See technologies as a tool for production and not just for consumption.
-Contribute to the key skills that pupils need to acquire and the acquisition of content and objectives of the different phases.
-Promote and encourage communication with other pupils, whether from their school or other areas through these tools in a creative, positive and constructive way.