In the recent past, technology has been rapidly changing and expanding in every field and has changed our lives completely in many ways. In the field of education, technology has shaped pedagogy, or the art of teaching. A worldwide research has shown that ICT can lead to improved student learning and better teaching methods. Increase in student exposure to educational ICT though curriculum integration has a significant and a positive impact on student achievement, especially in terms of knowledge comprehension, practical skills and presentation skills in subject areas such as sciences and mathematics.In the year 2010, the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education – Economic stimulus programme funded the ICT project in the school.
We have a well equipped ICT Department that has focused on improving the teaching of mathematics and science subjects and delivery of other technological services. Teachers use the ICT facility to:-
Create and supplement their lessons in exciting ways to enhance content delivery and quality of teaching and learning. For example hyperlinking lesson presentation with a video and incorporating pictures & diagrams into lessons with the assistance of presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint.
1.Review their instructional materials and lesson notes
2. Update schemes of work
3. Setting of internal exams from the materials that are availabe in soft copy across all subjects.
4. Carry out research and download teaching materials such as videos, notes, pictures and other reference materials to enhace their teaching.
5. Typing various departmental reports and minutes
ICT has also enhanced professional development. Teacher refresher programs facilitate improvements in their beliefs and intentions regarding intergrating technology into instruction. Teachers refresh themselves on how to plan, create and deliver instruction within a tecnological setting. The school library has a special role in research. Nevertheless, the exposition of the information available online has changed the way research is done. A lot of information is availabe online and occasionally, students are allowed to use the ICT to carry out research and to familiarize themselves with the technologial advancement. The students carry out research epsecially as they prepare for Science Fair competitions. One downside to the availability of information however is the trouble it can to separate the good data from the bad when students do research online but this is sufficiently taken care of. Additionally, Encyclopedias and other learning softwares are also availabe for students.