Kallangur State School has a number of Digital Technologies rooms that support learning across the campus. The Resource Centre includes a Digital Discovery Lab which is home base to the many and varied digital experiences that take place. This includes computers, iPads, robotics, drones, animation programs, virtual reality and a wide range of new technologies that are being added on an ongoing basis.
Kallangur is extending the delivery of digital programs beyond particular rooms and into the whole school. We operate a number of classes where iPads are available to students on a one-to-one basis and there are also sets of year-level iPads available for use across each of the years.
The aim of the one-to-one iPad Program is to foster and support high
quality teaching and learning in a digital learning environment. It strongly encourages the students to
explore, create, problem-solve, evaluate and innovate in a connected
world. The whole school actively uses
and promotes digital technology in ways that are purposeful, engaging and
intrinsically linked to curriculum.
Access to iPads and other digital devices support quality teaching
practice and assist to maximise student learning outcomes. The iPad Program at Kallangur State School
provides opportunities for students to access information and tools and work at
a high level to transform information beyond previous boundaries and to create
and share in the modern digital world.
Students will use their device for a range of purposes
throughout all stages of learning such as planning and researching, applying
and deepening knowledge, reflecting, evaluating and sharing. It is not expected that these devices will be
in constant use nor replace the important need for students to learn to read
and write using more traditional forms. As
with other teaching and learning tools in our school, the devices will be used
to extend and enrich the learning experience.
The program aligns with the DET Digital Strategy that aims
for better educational outcomes through improved delivery of high quality, cost
effective, contemporary ICT. This
strategy encourages schools to ‘Engage Minds and Empower Futures’ . We believe our iPad program meets this
iPads have been selected as our device of choice for our
ongoing program as they are very accessible for our students, are very durable,
and do not present a security risk to our network infrastructure. Wireless access to DET’s filtered Managed
Internet Service is possible ensuring excellent security for students and
seamless integration with existing network processes. A wide range of versatile
apps are available to support all areas of curriculum. Students are able to
create a diverse range of high quality digital content with the apps
available. IPads are also suitable for
younger students as there are no frustrating login problems with them - one
swipe and it is on and ready to use. The
devices are also mobile, being lightweight and portable.
For more information on our iPad program, please contact us.