In today’s world, digital technology plays an ever-increasing role in all aspects of our lives. Now, more than ever, personal devices like the iPad allow individuals fast access to the world. This technology engages students and encourages them to be both active and inquiring learners.
Throughout the school we have banks of Chromebooks and iPads to support digital learning across the curriculum. In 2022, Boronia Heights Primary School implemented a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program for our Year 3 and 4 students. We are excited to see the new BYOD program transition through the school over the coming years. In the near future all students from Years 3 – 6 will work with an iPad during the school day to enhance learning through the use of Google Suite, accessing Google Classroom, Google Docs and Google Slides for classwork, and online collaboration in a safe and supportive environment.
Across the school, it is imperative that all students are taught how to protect themselves online and how to create a positive digital footprint through observing their netiquette and learning to be Cyber Safe. From Foundation to Year 6, all students learn how to be safe and ethical when using digital technologies. Cyber Safety Project delivers student workshops, teacher professional development and parent information evenings. More information can be found on the Cyber Safety Project website.