Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Woodstock School uses a range of information technologies to enhance our student’s learning.

Each of our Year 5 & 6 classrooms have five fully networked computers in the room which children use as part of their daily learning. All other classrooms have two -four networked computers. Fourteen of our classrooms, have an Interactive White Board system set up in their room. These Whiteboards are extremely powerful learning tools which the children love using to expand their knowledge.

Each classroom has a set of five iPads.  These are used to enhance the classroom programme in a variety of ways.  Other specialist programmes such as English as a Second Language and Maths Support also have access to ipads as part of their learning.

When enrolling children at our school, we ask all parents to sign our Parent  Declaration ICT Responsible Use Agreement.  This form also gives the school permission to publish images of children online.

Being a Positive Digital Citizen

The internet can be a scary place for parents. There are many well publicized incidents in the media where children have been misguided, mislead and deceived. While the simple answer may appear to be to just ban children from any contact with the internet, this is not going to help our children live in the digital age that surrounds us. Education and awareness of the possible risks provide children with the necessary skills to negotiate the vast wealth of information on the world wide web. Below are some guidelines you may like to discuss with your children to help keep themselves safe on the internet.

  • I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/telephone number, or the name and location of my school without my parents’ permission.
  • I will tell my parents right away if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable.
  • I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along.
  • I will never send a person my picture or anything else without first checking with my parents.
  • I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away.
  • I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online and using a mobile phone. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
  • I will not give out my passwords to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
  • I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or mobile device or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
  • I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law. I will give positive comments and critiques to other learners.
  • I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.

Learning Through ICT

Room 12 Changing Times using Scratch
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Room 5 Floating and Sinking

Room 7 Floating and Sinking

Room 8 Floating and Sinking

Room 9 Floating and Sinking