Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Woodstock School uses a range of information technologies to enhance our student’s learning.
Each of our classrooms have a range of different ICT devices available which children use daily as part of their learning. These devices include iPads, chromebooks, networked desktop computers and interactive whiteboards/panels. These are used to enhance the classroom programme in a variety of ways.
Our year 4-6 children are given google accounts and use the google suite of applications within their learning.
Our year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to bring their own device to school (BYOD). If a family decides to provide their child with a device, we ask they bring chromebooks to school as they align with our classroom programme easily. More information about BYOD can be found in everyday information.
When enrolling children at our school, we ask all parents to give 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
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