Information and Communications Technology
Kingston Heath regularly updates all hardware and software, so all children have access to up-to-date current technologies.
The classrooms have ‘Smartboard’ Interactive Whiteboards and Interactive LCD televisions that are used for a range of interactive teaching tools to engage students.
Throughout the school we have a combination of laptops, netbooks and desktops. The school also has digital cameras and flipcams for student use.
In 2012 we opened our Multimedia room which gives students the opportunity to film and edit videos.
Students in Years 4 to 6 have the opportunity to purchase or lease a netbook through our one-to-one program.
Victorian Curriculum – Digital Technologies
The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving.
Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions so they can take up an active role in meeting current and future needs.
The curriculum has been designed to provide practical opportunities for students to explore the capacity of information systems to systematically and innovatively transform data into digital solutions through the application of computational, design and systems thinking.
The curriculum also encourages students to be discerning decision makers by considering different ways of managing the interactions between digital systems, people, data and processes (information systems) and weighing up the possible benefits and potential risks for society and the environment.
The Digital Technologies curriculum aims to ensure that students can:
- design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs
- use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions
- apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments
- confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
- apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.
Kingston Heath Primary School is currently implementing the eSmart Program, an initiative of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.