Digitalization at DISD

Since the beginning of the 2019/20 school year, students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 have had their own iPad, which they use for classroom work. From the 2020/21 school year, the current 7th and 8th grades of DISD will also get an iPad, so that from the 2022/23 school year all students, except for grades 1 and 2, will use their iPad in class.

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

You can find further information here:

If you have any further questions, please contact the DISD Media Coordinator Kristoffer Reul.

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.

If you have any questions, please read our “DISD Digitization FAQ” or contact the media coordinator Kristoffer Reul.

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:

Deputy Head of Primary School

Primary School Teacher

 Gabriela Greipel

Deputy Head DISD Digital Team 

Apple Teacher, Google Educator

Qualifications:

Primary School Teacher

Anja Beckert

Apple Teacher, Google Educator

Qualfications:

Secondary School Teacher (German)

Viktoria Opetnik

Apple Teacher, Google Educator

Qualfications:

Secondary School Teacher (Math, Sports)

Mathias Herz

Apple Teacher, Google Educator

Qualfications:

Head of Kindergarten

Matthias Preiss

Apple Teacher, Google Educator

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. All members of the Digital Team have been Google Educators Level 1 since December 2018.