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Technology & iPad Program

Term 1 2020

Overview

This year at North Melbourne Primary School, we are providing dedicated technology classes from Year 3-6.  The aim of this program is to help students use technology safely, creatively and purposefully. We wish students to understand that technology is one of many tools that can support and extend their learning if it is used effectively. 

During term 1, students will learn how to troubleshoot common problems, learn how resources such as Britannica, Epic, Reading Eggs and Siri can help them develop knowledge and support their literacy and how to develop and maintain a digital learning journal using See-Saw.

 

 

Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad program for Year 3-­6

We have been successfully running a Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad program for Grade 3-­6 students for several years. Students are able to bring a personally owned iPad to school and use it to enhance their learning opportunities. The BYO iPad program forms part of the School’s Strategic Plan to create highly engaged, personalised learning environments. Students are given the opportunity to become digitally fluent, become responsible users of technology and develop skills that will prepare them for high school and beyond.

Please click on the image below to open our iPad Program Booklet:

2020 iPad Program

Watch our 2020 iPad program Webinar here:

Safety Online

The internet offers an exciting world of experiences for children and the whole family. It can be entertaining, educational and rewarding. However, using the internet also involves risks and challenges.   

For many parents, this will be the first time their child has access to an Internet capable device.  You play a vital role in ensuring your child has safe and positive experiences online.

The following simple tips can protect your child at home: 

  1. Create your own guidelines for use of technology at home.  One of the simplest ways of keeping your child safe is by allowing internet use in shared spaces at home and restricting use in areas without adult supervision (e.g bedrooms).  
  2. Make your home internet safe:  Set up child friendly internet searching through your Router or Internet Service Provider to block inappropriate content.
  3. Ensuring that your child is not using Social Media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, SnapChat (these sites have minimum age restrictions of at least 13+ years).
  4. Manage your child's device at home.  This can be a simple process if you set up "Screen Time".

How to set up screen time

Useful safety links:

Apps that kids like to use... This site is incredibly useful for many apps e.g - How old do you need to be have an Instagram account? What are the risks? How do you make your account private or delete public photos?

Bully Stoppers - A website created by the department of education.

Here are some examples of home agreements that children have created for home:  Agreement 1, Agreement 2Agreement 3