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    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
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    "To serve with goodwill"
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Digital Learning

RATIONALE:

At Howick Intermediate we want students to be engaged in learning that is future-focused. Information and communication technology (ICT) and e-learning (learning supported or facilitated by ICT) are critical to ensuring they are enabled to do so.

 

What we use:

Google Apps Suite:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Spreadsheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Sites 
  • Blogger, and many more.

All of these are online where no extra costs are involved or programmes required.

Digital Class vs BYOD Class

Devices such as iPads and tablets are fantastic secondary devices as they can be used for activities like filming and photography. However, there are lots of things that they are unable to do in the Google Apps Suite. For example:

  • There is limited Google Spreadsheet use.
  • There is limited Google Sites use.
  • It is difficult to type long texts and edit work.
  • There is limited ‘Commenting’ functionality.

Your Options:

Devices suitable for the digital classes:

  • Laptop:
    This is the most beneficial device.
  • Chromebook:
    This is a much cheaper option. All information is stored online.

Guidelines

The device is:

Not used during morning interval and lunchtime.
  • Used to support learning.
  • Used at the teacher’s discretion and with the teacher’s knowledge.
  • The responsibility of the student.
  • Handed to teachers on arrival at school in the morning.
  • Covered by the owner’s insurance.

Note:

  • The school cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred.
  • Lockable storage will be provided.
  • No 3G access. The internet can only be accessed via the school Wi-Fi.
  • The battery should be fully charged in the morning and last for at least 6 hours.
  • Software updates or downloads cannot be carried out during school time.
  • School software cannot be installed on personal devices.
  • The school may not be able to support any technical issues and / or upgrades of the device.
  • Conditions of the school’s Internet Use Agreement apply 

 

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