The use of digital technologies is a mandated component of the Victorian Curriculum F-10.
Safe and appropriate use of digital technologies, including the internet, apps, computers and tablets, can provide students with rich opportunities to support learning and development in a range of ways.
Through increased access to digital technologies, students can benefit from learning that is interactive, collaborative, personalised, engaging and transformative. Digital technologies enable our students to interact with and create high quality content, resources and tools. It also enables personalised learning tailored to students’ particular needs and interests and transforms assessment, reporting and feedback, driving new forms of collaboration and communication.
Wattle Park Primary School believes that the use of digital technologies at school allows the development of valuable skills and knowledge and prepares students to thrive in our globalised and interconnected world. Our school’s vision is to empower students to use digital technologies safely and appropriately to reach their personal best and fully equip them to contribute positively to society as happy, healthy young adults.
Wattle Park Primary School provides access to a variety of devices to each year level that are used as part of a developmentally appropriate learning program.
Students in the Junior School use a combination of iPads and computers to help develop Literacy and Numeracy skills and basic word processing and PowerPoint skills for presentations.
WPPS run a 1:1 laptop program in Years 4-6. Technology is a powerful tool that supports students to be involved in authentic learning experiences that require researching a wide variety of resources, building effective collaborative and communicative skills.
Digital technologies, if not used appropriately, may present risks to users’ safety or wellbeing. At Wattle Park Primary School, we are committed to educating all students to use digital technologies in ways that respect the dignity of creator and audience and empower students with the skills and knowledge to navigate the digital world.
At Wattle Park Primary School, we:
It is well worth noting the following minimum ages:
The Australian government’s Esafety Commissioner site has an informative summary of the latest games, apps and social media, including how to protect your information and report harmful content.