At St Michael’s, we endeavour to use Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT) in a variety of ways to:
We have many initiatives in place that enable students to access a range of learning devices throughout their entire primary school education. The students have access to iPads in each learning space. There is also a pod of laptops in each Stage.
TVs and Apple TVs have been installed in the Benedictine Centre, Good Samaritan Centre, Kindergarten to Year 6 classrooms and the Library. Our class teachers also use a variety of apps to enhance student learning across the curriculum.
Staff are dedicated to providing students with the knowledge, skills and guidance they need to be able to achieve success in a technological world.
View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year.
St Michael's aims to provide contemporary quality learning environments for students through the integration of technology across all Learning Areas. As part of this process, we are implementing a BYOD 1:1 iPad Program for our Years 4 and 5 students. iPads are used in a range of learning spaces, allowing students the opportunity to achieve desired learning outcomes in ways that are not always possible using traditional methods.
Oliver is our school’s Library Management System. It is fully web-based, so the whole school community can access library resources including eBooks and Audiobooks. Simple, clear search options like dynamic picture searches help young students find books and other resources that appeal to them. They can also choose from a huge selection of background graphics and avatars to personalise their library experience.
Oliver means students and staff can also manage their loans and reservations — anywhere, anytime.
Digital citizenship is a priority at St Michael's, with all students participating in learning experiences that focus on being responsible and ethical users of technology.
Teachers use a range of resources developed by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and other online safety organisations, to assist in the ongoing education of our students in being safe and responsible digital citizens.
The CEDoW Digital Citizenship Program Site provides a program of resources for our students on digital citizenship.