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Digital Technologies

Ensuring our students participate in quality and meaningful learning experiences with digital technologies is a key priority for Samford State School. We believe that it is important for our students to develop the essential thinking and technological skills to prepare them for their future.

 

All students from Prep to Year 6 engage in learning with the Digital Technologies curriculum. This curriculum in centred around creating digital solutions to real and life-like problems. This takes place through teaching students computational, systems and design thinking skills, while working to develop students’ abilities to effectively communicate and collaborate with others.

 

We teach this curriculum through a range of digital mediums, including devices (iPads, laptops), coding and robotics.

 

Furthermore, we are committed to continually developing students’ general information and communication technologies (ICT) capabilities and skills, by embedding ICTs into a range of learning areas across the school and allowing students to use, and learn with different technologies in a variety of contexts.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

 

Commencing in 2019 (in Year 4), Samford State School implemented the BYOD program, where parents and school worked together to supply everyone with their own device across the chosen year level.

One-to-one access creates greater learning opportunities and helps reduce and remove barriers to learning. Learning is enhanced and transformed in ways not possible beforehand.
 

The program commences with the Year 4 cohort and continues for three years, until the students leave the school in Year 6 (or beforehand).