eLearning / ISC
What does digital learning look like at Faith?
Digital learning is anywhere, anytime learning, that is mobile, collaborative, connected and dynamic. Digital learning is the intentional collaboration of technology with all aspects of education.
Technology Within the Classroom
Classrooms throughout the College are well equipped with innovative digital technology to support the learning environment across all year levels. Digital resources include:
· Apple TVs
· LED TVs
Specialist classrooms are equipped with modern resources and technologies allowing for the integration of digital learning throughout all subject areas. Students in Prep to Year 6 are given opportunities to engage in coding and robotics. This opportunity is also available in the Middle/Senior School with High Performance Computing.
iPads are integrated throughout the Junior School from Prep to Year 6 with class sets available to all year levels. IPads provide an excellent resource in advancing the learning of College students.
The Middle/Senior school utilises a Personal Digital Device Program where students have access to a leased Microsoft Surface. The Surface addresses all of the learning styles - auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. It allows students access to online textbooks, learning resources and apps for note taking using audio, hyperlinks and images. Anywhere, anytime access to the Internet provides students with the opportunity to learn wherever they are on campus. The Surface is a versatile learning tool for students across all subject areas.
The Personal Digital Device enhances students learning, providing them with access to advancing technologies and innovative information. On a day-to-day basis students utilise digital devices to:
- Access OneNote
- Access Class notes
- Access Digital learning resources
- Record personal class notes
- Log onto Office 365 providing access to apps, Groups and Portals for learning resources and class work
- Access eBooks and engage with the interactive features of these eBooks
- Engage with educational apps and subject tasks set by classroom teachers
- Assignment submission through Turn It In. A state of the art digital assignment submission system.
College Students utilise Cloud technology through Office 365. Office 365 enables students to work across all devices and from various locations. Office 365 provides students with access to everything they need – documents, emails, calendars and contacts. Students participate in training courses equipping them to access online resources and interface with varying modes of assessment.
We are all digital citizens, engaging daily with the digital world around us. As technology transforms the way we live our lives it is important that our students be mindful of their place as digital citizens. It is vital that our students recognise the importance of protecting their private information online, understand the value of taking responsibility for themselves and their actions, and the necessity of treating others with an appropriate standard of behaviour whilst online.
For this reason, the College partners with ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) and our local Police Liaison Officer. Regular CyberSafety seminars are provided to all College students, staff and parents.