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, employers have highlighted the need for the competencies of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. To develop these competencies and engage students, the school seeks to embrace 21st century learning environments, pedagogical practices and digital learning.
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.
- Engaging, authentic (real world) and relevant learning experiences.
- Access to information – anywhere anytime.
- Promote student voice – expressive & receptive language, metalinguistic awareness, sharing of ideas and immediate student feedback.
21st century pedagogical practices focus on:
- Critical and creative thinking (see WA Curriculum in attached document below).
- Draw upon 16 Habits of Mind and de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats as organising elements and Bloom’s Taxonomy as a learning continuum to promotes higher order thinking.
- Applying the SMAR model to ensure learning is enhanced through instructional technology.
- Use 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 in attached document below).
- Effective communication that fully utilises interactive and multimodal software.
- Digital Technology to be woven into all learning areas (see WA Curriculum in attached document 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