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Student Learning

iPAD PROGRAM

In our rapidly changing world in which technology plays a significant part, the integration and application of learning technologies as tools for learning play a key role in the achievement of student outcomes. Rossmoyne Primary school strives to maintain a technology rich school integrating technology into all curriculum areas.

Mobile devices such as iPads and their associated apps can be used in an educational setting to enable creation and composition; facilitate social networking and provide rich tools to capture and edit video, audio and images. The portability, flexibility, and natural intuitive interfaces make tablets ideal devices for students to develop skills such as creativity, innovation, communication and collaboration.

The students in Pre Primary, Year 1, 2 & 3 have access to technology through our shared iPad program. Each classroom has 12 iPads which are shared between students, grouped for small group work or borrowed from a neighbouring class to provide 1:1 access, depending on the learning activity.

The students in Years 4, 5 & 6 have individual access to technology through our 1:1 iPad program. While not compulsory, the majority of parents provide their child with an iPad for use at school.

We use a Mobile Device Management program (JAMF formerly Zuludesk) to push out educational apps and ensure the devices are being used for educational purposes while at school. The school’s internet connection is filtered by the Department of Education so it is monitored and students are accessing appropriate content.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

At Rossmoyne Primary School we teach students the knowledge and skills to effectively use digital technologies to communicate with others, participate in society and create and consume digital content.

Digital citizenship is about confident and positive engagement with digital technologies. By educating students about digital citizenship, they will have the opportunity to develop an understanding about the following concepts:

  • digital and information literacy
  • internet safety
  • privacy and security
  • cyberbullying, relationships, etiquette and communication
  • creative credit and copyright
  • digital footprint.

Young people today are immersed in digital technologies. They use the internet and mobile phones to socialise, study, exchange ideas and play. While online activity has many benefits, there are also risks.

We are committed to helping students develop appropriate behaviours when using digital technologies, both at school and home. Our program of internet safety initiatives includes:

  • Regular newsletter articles about cybersafety and the use of social internet sites.
  • Monitoring students’ use of the internet while they are at school.
  • Digital Citizenship lessons
  • Parent Information Session