The Learning Technology programme at Clearwater Bay School is designed to prepare students for a world where technology literacy and associated skills are vital.
We believe in the use of imaginative and innovative eLearning technology which enables students to investigate, create, communicate and collaborate throughout the curriculum. Students are taught to organise information and data, manage their use of technology and through the attributes of the learner profile, we teach students to be responsible digital citizens.
We recognise that we are preparing students for a world which will be different from the one we live in today, and for roles that might not yet exist. We value the role that technology plays in the modern world, and we take advantage of opportunities to use technology authentically to support student’s inquiries, developing our student’s skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding through the transdisciplinary programme of inquiry.
At Clearwater Bay School, students are given the opportunity to learn through the use of technology, embedded within the transdisciplinary units of inquiry as well learn technology linked to key concepts.
After a year-long trial, we have decided to use Seesaw as our student-led digital portfolio and learning journal.
You can find out more on our dedicated helpdesk site here
Clearwater Bay School has a comprehensive Digital Citizenship and Safety curriculum in all year groups, supported by Google’s latest ‘Be Internet Awesome’ programme. We are recognised as a leader in Digital Citizenship and are a ‘Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School’. We use Common Sense Media resources in Years 1 to 4 and a variety of different resources in Year 5 and 6, including Google’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Students are expected to demonstrate the attributes of the Learner Profile throughout their school life and use technology ‘to make informed and ethical choices while acting with integrity and honesty. In a globally connected digital world, learners are empowered to be responsible for their actions, to value others’ rights and to practise safe and legal behaviours’. During the first weeks of each year, children are taught about our learning technology and digital citizenship essential agreement and agree to follow the SMART rules.
You can find more information at commonsensemedia.org and in the school newsletters.