Our Digital Technologies Vision:
Debney Meadows Primary School,
A community who responsibly uses Digital Technologies as tools to be:
- critical thinkers
- interactive learners
- global citizens
Digital Technologies are a critical part of our students’ lives. Technology use is growing and changing every day and it is crucial that our students have both the technical competencies and cybersafety skills to enable them to be smart, safe and responsible digital citizens. When used effectively, technology is an important tool to transform student learning.
Debney Meadows Primary School is committed to the implementation of the Digital Technologies domain of the Victorian Curriculum which focusses on 3 key areas: Digital Systems, Data and Information and Creating Digital Solutions.
Key features and resources of our Digital Technologies program include:
- Access to school owned iPads and laptop computers in Prep to Grade 6
- Subscriptions to programs including Mathletics, ABC Readingeggs, Study ladder, Brainpop and Clickview
- Commitment to sustaining the eSmart schools’ framework
- Participation in eSmart week
- Grade 6 Digital Learning student team
- Teaching and Learning coach to support teachers and students
- LCD Televisions in every learning space
Effective use of digital technologies is more than just devices in classrooms. Our teachers use a range of teaching strategies and models, namely the SAMR model.
At its core, the SAMR model is designed to encourage technology users to ‘redefine’ tasks. This means that through the use of technology, previously inconceivable results can be achieved. This includes ways of connecting with others, sharing information, collaboration, finding out information and problem solving.
To support parents at home with their children using technology the school recommends the following websites:
Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner https://esafety. gov.au/
Australian Federal Police ‘Think U Know’ https://www.thinkuknow. org.au
Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/