The Future Technology at Floreat Committee, made up of teachers and parents, are a sub committee of The Board who are planning the implementation of 1:1 parent funded, school managed iPads from Year 3 to 6 in 2022.
For all students to become confident, future oriented learners, equipped with the skills and knowledge to successfully navigate their digital future.
Working in partnership with the school community, we will produce a future technology strategy which will ensure that:
Our aims for students, teachers and parents to:
The past two Business Plans recognise that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will play a central role in the education and lives of our students. As such, ICT is an ‘enabler’ in The Plans; meaning it contributes to the success of each of the three core areas for improvement.
Although there had previously been consideration of a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) approach at Floreat, it was decided that developing pedagogy (teaching and learning) with ICT was the priority before moving to BYOD. In essence, ‘get the teaching and learning right first, then introduce BYOD’.
As a result of these factors, ICT is now widely used across school in classrooms as a learning tool. We carry out NAPLAN, PAT and ICAS assessments completely online.
ICT – ‘Information and Communications Technologies’. In the Western Australian Curriculum, students develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school. At Floreat, students develop ICT skills and digital literacy across all areas of the curriculum.
Digital Technologies – Digital Technologies is a mandated learning area in the Western Australian Curriculum that aims to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in designing, creating, managing and evaluating sustainable and innovative digital solutions; use computational thinking (including coding); data collection, representation and interpretation; apply protocols and practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications; apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse and predict outcomes. At Floreat, the majority of digital technologies teaching is addressed through our specialist STEM program.
If you would like to know more about 1:1 iPad program, please contact Matthew Wright (Deputy Principal), any member of the Future Technologies at Floreat Committee or your child’s class teacher.