Foundation – Level 2 students
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 and the computer lab
* Level 2: pod of iPads 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 also have access to 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. 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.
Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOD)
At Hughesdale Primary School we recognise our students need to develop a range of skills that support them as 21st century learners and to meet the outcomes in the Digital Technologies curriculum. By increasing number of devices available in classrooms the benefits and opportunities for this teaching and learning can be expanded. By providing our students with the richest possible experiences to develop the skills required in our information-based economy we are ultimately setting them up for success for life beyond the classroom. Our students need to be given opportunities to solve problems creatively, work with others, communicate via a range of mediums, use their creativity skills to demonstrate understandings, as well as overcoming challenges in creative, imaginative ways. The BYOD program exists for students in Years 4, 5, and 6 (with the option to enter in Year 3). We have partnered with Learning with Technologies to provide a purchasing portal that hosts the devices we recommend as best suiting your child’s learning needs from Years 3 to 6 at Hughesdale Primary School.
Benefits of teaching and learning in a 1:1 environment
• Teachers can flip and differentiate learning, building our students capacity to self-direct and have ownership over their own learning.
• Increased collaboration during partner and group work using shared digital spaces.
• The development of students’ creativity and ability to present their learning in variety of ways.
• Providing practical opportunities for students to explore the capacity of information systems to innovatively transform data into digital solutions.
Click on the link for more information for more information https://www.hughesdaleps.vic.edu.au/copy-of-compass