ICT

At Gladesville Primary School, Information & Communications technologies are an important educational tool, fully integrated across the school curriculum. Children have access to a variety of technology in the Library as well as our BYOD program.


Each room has access to laptops which are connected to the schools Internet. Each classroom utilises a range of tools and technology such as; digital cameras, laptops, tablets, interactive whiteboards and iPads.
Senior students are able to bring their own device and connect to the school's internet via WiFi. Students using the Internet are required to sign the BYOD Contract stating that they will adhere to the school’s policy and guidelines.


Students are being taught to be competent, critical and safe online users; that is, they are able to use a variety of ICT devices, programs and applications in a multitude of settings. The students are taught about cyber safety, use of application on portable devices (including tablets, digital cameras, laptops and interactive whiteboards), researching, consuming and producing in a digital world. ICT caters for all students. Teachers use ICT to differentiate, explain, elaborate, explore and create across subject disciplines. Class teachers are providing students with specific training in the use of Microsoft programs including Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel.


Cyber safety is of paramount importance, students are taught the appropriate way to access and use digital devices including, password security, not posting private information, posting appropriate information, checking the reliability of websites and general safety in the online environment.


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Our students are encouraged to bring their own technology to school, which may include iPad or iPod, as with these, students can access a wireless internet and use relevant applications for the specific subject area. A

 

BYOD environment provides greater opportunity for all students to have access to the wider global learning community.


eSmart School
Gladesville is an eSmart School with accreditation through the Alanna and Madeline Foundation.