Bring Your Own - iPad

Bring Your Own - iPad

As a school we aim to engage our students as life-long learners and prepare them for the future work force.

 

To flourish in a complex and ever changing world, educationalist have highlighted the need for the six global competencies of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, character and citizenship. To develop these competencies and engage students, the school seeks to embrace 21st century learning environments, pedagogical practices and digital learning.

 

From the examples below it is clear that the benefits of integrating Digital Technologies into the classrooms goes well beyond developing ICT capabilities and more importantly enhances student learning and acts as a lever to engage students in authentic problem solving in a more global context.

 

21st century learning environments focus on:

  • Collaboration between teachers, students and the community to access the wealth of knowledge that exists in the world.
  • Providing opportunities for students to communicate, create, reinvent and redefine ideas, knowledge and information.
  • Access to information – anywhere anytime.
  • Promoting student voice – expressive & receptive language, metalinguistic awareness, sharing of ideas and immediate student feedback.

 

21st century pedagogical practices focus on:

  • Engaging students in authentic (real world) and relevant learning experiences.
  • Moving away from traditional learning (set knowledge based on content) to deep learning (focussing on what we can do).
  • Lesson design that encompasses the six global competencies of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, character and citizenship.
  • Using critical and creative thinking strategies - Six Thinking Hats, Thinkers Keys, Hexagonal Thinking, SCAMPER and Curriculum Compacting to initiate higher order thinking.
  • Using High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) to increase student learning.
  • Applying the SAMR model to ensure learning is enhanced through instructional technology.
  • Using digital technologies as a tool to facilitate ideation and creativity as opposed to simple recall and content consumption.

 

21st century digital learning focus on:

  • Using digital devices as a lever to engage students in learning.
  • Catering for different learning styles and abilities through curriculum differentiation (SAER to GAT).
  • Teaching ICT Capabilities across learning areas (see WA Curriculum below).
  • Effective communication that fully utilises interactive and multimodal software.
  • Digital Technology to be woven into all learning areas (see WA Curriculum below).
  • Digital devices to encompass a range of tools – robots, 3D printers, laser cutters, interactive LED screens and iPads (camera, video & sound recording) etc.

For more detailed information about our BYOD – iPad Program and the educational reasons behind this proposal, please click HERE

BYOD - iPad - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, please click HERE

Purchasing an iPad via Winthrop Australia, please cleck HERE

For a Summary of the iPad Set Up process, please click HERE

For a copy of the Year 4 - 6 BYOD Checklist, please click HERE