Students undertake Digital Technologies tasks as part of their weekly programs to develop their skills in the basic use of computers, word processing, coding, problem solving and engaging in the safe use of technology. In addition to weekly scheduled Digital Technology sessions, technology is also integrated into other curriculum areas within junior classrooms, including Literacy and Mathematics. Foundation, Level 1 and Level 2 students enjoy access to:
* Foundation: pod of iPads and the computer lab
* Level 1: pod of iPads, classroom computers and the computer lab
* Level 2: pod of laptops and the computer lab
All students in Levels 3 and 4 have a bank of notebook computers in their classrooms, which are integrated into learning tasks. Alongside these, students have access to iPads and the computer lab. This technology enables students to develop essential skills implemented from the Victorian Curriculum, such as understanding the concept of coding. Students also use computers on a regular basis to publish and present work through data representation. Each student is allocated a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account, which allows them to collaborate, communicate and explore their creativity in a safe and monitored setting.
Levels 5 & 6
Level 5 and 6 students enjoy one-to-one laptops. These are kept in their classrooms for easy everyday access. Students also have access to the computer lab on a weekly basis. All of our students are part of the GAFE (Google Apps for Education) program. This gives them access to their own Google Drive and the Google programs, so they can save and access their work from any computer or iPad in the school. Level 5 and 6 students participate in an Integrated Digital Technologies program. This means subjects such as coding, digital systems, data presentation and the rest of the Digital Technologies curriculum are incorporated into everyday studies.