Students use and develop their skills and knowledge by using a wide variety of digital tools, software, online tools and learning environments. To support their thinking and learning and to help them flourish in today’s world, students need to learn how to use and utilise digital tools and environments effectively and efficiently. They need to feel confident using the tools and to be able to transfer skills and knowledge to use new technologies competently and responsibly.
Within our transdisciplinary approach, technology is used throughout each of our units of inquiry. By this I mean that we do not solely look at ICT as a subject, but it is used in a discreet manner. Students interact with technology to create, or collaborate, without being told to ‘develop that skill’.
Parents can further help this approach at home by emphasising how technology helps when making a cake or when communicating with families abroad. When technology is being used, you might want to remind your children of the positive things they could do, developing skills, and not. Just to play games! As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact.