The use of digital devices in the classroom forms an integral part of the digital age in which we live and are an increasingly important aspect of education for our students. Scotch College Junior School endeavours to provide unique learning experiences for our students in order to deliver rigorous, authentic and transformative learning experiences.
The implementation of Apple iPads throughout the Junior School has encouraged an important shift in teaching and learning practices which are continuously evolving with new and improved technological innovations. Students and teachers co-learn in collaborative environments using their iPad as the tool to develop the skills to succeed in an ever-changing environment.
Scotch College Junior School is committed to providing digital learning experiences which are age-appropriate through staged introduction of devices. This allows opportunities to build upon knowledge and understanding about the practical use of devices, balance and well-being, online safety and creativity. In our Early Years, students are introduced to digital learning devices which support learning through the use of small classroom sets of iPads which can be used for group work or individual learning experiences. Year 1 and Year 2 students begin to develop their independence in the use of individually assigned iPads and work specifically with apps identified as core to the learning experience of the classroom. In Years 3 to 5, students begin to develop agency in their use of their own iPad, building upon prior knowledge and understandings and developing skills of connection and collaboration afforded through the learning platforms within each class.
With all aspects of the Junior School technology integration programme, support and assistance is provided to families with information evenings, special guest presentations and access to dedicated teachers who strive to ensure your son is ready for a technology-rich world in which he will live.