TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
Our 1:1 Program provides opportunities for all students to engage with the most up-to-date technologies including iPads in years 7 to 9 and Macbooks in 10 to12. Students are provided with the latest apps and software applications to develop knowledge and understanding to meet the demands and challenges of a changing world.
The introduction of mobile technology (iPads) has allowed students to develop useful skills and allowed them to engage with the curriculum in new and exciting ways. Recently our Year 9 Geography students took their iPads to the Spit to measure and collect data on erosion. Students were able to photograph the impacts and record data electronically then bring this information back into the classroom to analyse.
Other resources include our College Moodle (Learning Management System – lms.stmichaels.qld.edu.au) and our very own Cloud Server (OwnCloud – https://cloud.stmichaels.qld.edu.au). St Michael’s also provides access to Lynda.com, an online library of over 4000 training courses covering topics such as Graphic Design, Photography, Microsoft Office and Effective Presentation and Communication skills.
All students undertake a IT Boot Camp at the beginning of Year 7. Here we cover how to use the technology effectively and also how to use technology ethically, teaching students about digital citizenship and being safe online. Students are inducted on how to use their laptop when they receive it at the beginning of Year 10. All students are trained to be competent and confident users of technology.
Please click here for the Device 1 -1 Programme Policies & Procedures.