At St. John’s, students engage in rich learning experiences using numerous devices. All learning areas have access to iPads, Chromebooks, laptops and desktops. We have a 1:2 ratio of iPads from years P-2 and 1:2 ratio of Chromebooks from years 3-6. All students have a confident understanding of Google Apps for Education and the tools are integrated into many curriculum areas.
ICT will be embedded into different learning areas where teachers will support students to investigate, communicate and create with ICT.
At St. John's we follow the new Digital Technologies curriculum, which has an emphasis on students knowing 'how' computers think and how to program technology.
There are three core strands of the Digital Technologies curriculum (Digital Systems, Data and Information, Creating Digital Solutions) which aligns very closely with STEM concepts. This new curriculum will develop student’s thinking skills and will encourage them to wonder “What would happen if I…?” “Why do things currently work this way?” and “What would happen if this part of it changed?”
They will take part in activities which will allow them to:
Recognise and explore patterns and sequences
Problem solve and use algorithms
Develop understanding and skills in computational thinking
Understand different digital systems eg. binary codes
Develop collaboration and effective communication skills