ICT & Cybersafety

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ICT @ Chilwell PS

Chilwell Primary School is proud of its ICT infrastructure and the way it is used in teaching and learning programs. We are lucky to have a designated ICT Lab with 30 computers and each classroom has a minimum of 6 desktops and 6 iPads. Combine this with the BringIT2Chilwell iPad program and we have a very technology rich environment. It is up to harness the technology and make the most of it! This year we are investing heavily in teacher Professional Learning with the Towards Transformation team (Jeanie Stynes, Jan McLaren, Mylea Adams, Jason Cole, Olivia Dolley and Scott McCumber) working with an Apple Educator to improve our teacher pedagogy (how we teach), enhance the use of iPads, develop work flow efficiency and create tasks that were not possible before.

 

What are the SAMR & TPACK models??? Visit this link to see more…

SAMR

We have been learning about the SAMR and TPACK models and how we can purposefully plan and use our knowledge to improve student outcomes.

It has helped us identify how we can improve and add value to the work students are creating using the iPad and a number of apps – app smashing!

 

The BringIT2Chilwell iPad program has its own dedicated site so please visit this to get a better idea of what we do with iPads… or better still, come in and visit us.

 

Cybersafety

Cyber1Chilwell Primary School prides itself on being Cybersafe. We integrate cybersafety into the curriculum and also explicitly teach it. We have undergone our eSmart accreditation and were one of the first schools to be accredited. The Alannah & Madeline Foundation do a wonderful job at supporting schools and families in building cybersafe environments. We engage cybersafety experts to improve our knowledge and what we can do to keep our students safe. Susan McLean and Robbie Noggler are 2 experts engaged with us and we encourage families to attend any cybersafety presentation they can – at our school or other venues!

As our school believes in a preventative approach to student welfare, during 2014 Scott McCumber and the Year 6 ICT committee developed a staged response to any inappropriate use of technology and the consequences to go with it. Each student in Year 3-6 has this emailed to them and explained explicityly. Theses steps are also on display as a reminder that ICT is a privilege and not a right! It is important to respect the equipment and the poeple who use it. Students in Years 3-6 have their own email address (via our school domain so we can track and monitor) and access to a Google Drive account where they can share work with their teacher, email parents and staff for feedback, store their work on line and continue it wherever they are in the world.

Please take a look at our staged response by clicking here. CPS Consequences of misuse and behaviours May 2015

 

Some more great resources can be found on the sites below.

eSmart – Check out the work we have done under this framework to become accredited.

Is your home eSmart? Click here for some great ideas!

Cyber Cats Parent Video

Read About Better Buddies @ Chilwell PS

CyberSafety – Guide To Online Safety

www.cybersafetysolutions.com.au

www.cybersmart.gov.au/Parents.aspx

 

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