Technology Curriculum

Aims

The basic aims for ICT across the curriculum are to ensure that all students have the opportunity to become competent, discriminating and creative users of ICT, and that they are better able to achieve syllabus outcomes through effective use of ICT for enhanced learning.

 

The learning experiences that are provided atE.H..P.S are designed to assist the development of students' capabilities in:

Programs and Applications

To develop student's awareness of the range of applications available, all E.H..P.S. students are explicitly taught about computer operations and how to use applications such as word processors (Microsoft Word), Spreadsheets, (Microsoft Excel), Multimedia (Microsoft Power Point), Email, the Internet and a range of graphics programs.

Lesson outcomes relate specifically to syllabus documents and the content taught varies relative to the student's age and level of development.

 

Students K-6 are also explicitly taught how to safely use email and locate information on the Internet.

 

As part of our Mathematics curriculum, we also provide our students with the opportunity to access and use "Mathletics".

 

Equipped with these skills and our fabulous ICT facilities, students and teachers are able to use and integrate ICT in all areas of the curriculum.

 

To support student learning outcomes in ICT, computers are located in every classroom in our school. We also have a computer lab located in the Library for students to utilise during lessons. In addition to this, all our learning spaces have email and Internet access and interactive whiteboards will be located in every classroom by the end of this year.

 

If you would like to view our scope and sequence, or if you would like more information on our ICT programs, please contact Mrs Rooney who will be glad to answer any questions you have.

 

Sourcing material

As well as developing capabilities in the use of a wide range of applications, students need to critically evaluate information sources. Students should learn to use and apply the information skills process to help them to analyse their information for validity and reliability through investigating both the content and source of the data. For example asking who is providing the information, what is being said, when the information was published and what is its purpose. Our teachers support students in developing effective strategies to make these judgments.

 

As a parent you will have the opportunity to get involved in your child's homework and assignments which will sometimes mean helping track down good information online.

The following sites provide some great advice about keeping your children safe while on-line

 

 

Click - Safe Researching On Line

 

Quality information Checklist


Cybersafety