Digital Technologies

Digital technologies in the curriculum

Digital technologies are an essential part of developing capabilities for learning and responsible citizenship. Digital technologies are expected to be integrated across all learning areas, in line with the ICT capability of the Australian Curriculum. In order to develop responsible digital citizenship, students should be supported in developing information literacy, critical thinking and other relevant attributes to ensure their effective use of technologies. Models such as inquiry and Project-based learning are encouraged to achieve this.

Chromebook

All children from Years 3 to 7 may purchase a BYOD Chromebook. The focus of providing a Chromebook is to provide current tools and resources. Increasing access to technology is essential, and one of the learning tools is Chromebooks. Effective teaching and learning with Chromebooks integrates technology into the curriculum anytime, anyplace. Staff and children can print from their Chromebook using Google cloud print.

The school provides a quantity of devices for children.

Parents can purchase a Chromebook through the Paringa Park Primary Parent Portal. http://ppk.orderportal.com.au/

Chromebooks can be purchased through other outlets however you will be invoiced for a Chromebook management license. This cost is included if you purchase from our Parent Portal.

Google Platform

Paringa Park Primary School holds the management license for the Paringpkps school domain. All staff and children have a Google account using their first initial/surname @paringpkps.sa.edu.au.

We utilise the Google Platform in a variety of ways, to deepen and enhance children’s learning.

Digital Citizenship Program

All children will need to sign our Cybersafety Agreement.

We will be putting together a digital citizenship program for all children to learn about online safety, cyberbullying, privacy, copyright, and the norms of appropriate, responsible behaviour to help young people consider their digital footprint.

Further information and resources

Digital Citizenship Agreement

Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Web site www.cybersmart.gov.au/

ThinkUKnow www.thinkuknow.org.au  – ThinkUKnow – Internet safe

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