kangaroo island community education
Information and Communication Technology
Rationale/Goals & Information
In the 21st Century we all live in a technology and media-driven environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Effective citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Our goal is for students to use IT devices as a tool to support key processes in learning – accessing, organising, processing and publishing information, collaboration, creativity and communication – and for staff to use them as an environment to facilitate deeper engagement in learning and higher-ordering thinking. All students in year 6 have a KICE supplied iPad and students in years 7 to 12 have a KICE supplied laptop to support their learning at school and home. At KICE we supply every teacher and student from years 7 to 12 with a laptop. There are also 5 laptops in each of the Early Years classrooms. Laptops are purchased each year from the ICT budget with our returned laptops being utilized in the computer rooms at each campus. Our laptop program provides staff and students with the opportunity to explore a range of software programs online and pre-loaded onto each device. The iPad is the chosen device for our year 6 students across KICE, these are light weight and very portable making them a great device for introducing them to this technology. We also provide iPads in class sets of 5 to each Early Years classroom across KICE. We manage all our iPads through a Mobile Device Management System called Meraki, this allows us to track and deploy apps and settings appropriate for each user and group.
Helping Australians have safer and more positive experiences online
The Internet provides access to vast amounts of information and the opportunity for children to meet and communicate with people from around the world. Please take the time to look over the following website: