Digitalization at DISD

Since the school year 2020/21, all DISD grades work with iPads.

The goal of digitalization at our school is to prepare students for a successful future.

The iPads and the associated possibility of using the Internet offers advantages that can be divided into 4 areas:

  • the teaching of digital skills
  • the use of digital media to support teaching
  • the easy cooperation of students among themselves and with the teacher
  • better differentiation and differentiation and individualization

The iPads for use in class must be purchased privately by the families. They can be purchased through our partner JTRS. Please visit the JTRS Shop and register. Please indicate “German International School Dubai” in the school selection. There you can then order the equipment and accessories. Please click here for the JTRS DISD Purchase Guide 20-21.

If you have any questions, please read our “DISD Digitization FAQ” or contact us with questions via distance-learning@germanschool.ae

Digital-Team

The Digital Team is composed of the Media Coordinator, the Head and main responsible, and 5 other members who support and advise the Media Coordinator.

The Digital Team is responsible for digital quality assurance, i.e. the adequate and meaningful use of digital media in the classroom and the creation of digital structures at DISD. It supports the teachers in the use of technology in class, such as the planning of lesson sequences and concrete support in the classroom, and offers continuous training for teachers through internal workshops and training courses.

The Digital Team is responsible for the creation and development of the Digital Curriculum and the review of the Digital Specialist Curriculum.

Qualifications:

Secondary Grade Teacher (English, Geography)

Kristoffer Reul

Head of DISD Digital Team, Media Coordinator

Apple Teacher, Google Educator

Qualifications:

Primary School Teacher

Rabea Schultz

Apple Teacher

Qualfications:

Head of Kindergarten

Matthias Preiss

Apple Teacher

Qualfications:

Secondary School Teacher (German)

Viktoria Opetnik

Apple Teacher

Qualfications:

Secondary School Teacher (Math, Sports)

Mathias Herz

Apple Teacher

Qualfications:

Primary School Teacher

Kaya Waltersberger

Apple Teacher

Please feel free to contact us with questions via distance-learning@germanschool.ae.

Apple Teacher – a continuing education program from Apple for teachers. It trains teachers to use the iPad and Apple products for teaching and learning that are useful to them in the classroom with their students. All Digital Team members have been Apple Teachers since May 2019.

Google Educators Level 1 – designed for educators and classroom teachers who want to demonstrate their proficiency with Google’s educational tools. Level 1 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully implement the G Suite for Education into their teaching practice to improve teaching and learning. Kristoffer Reul, Head of the Digital Team, has been Google Educator Level 1 since December 2018.