Our Year 2 – Year 6 students participate in our ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) Program. This program has increased the learning opportunities for our students by providing them with easy access to ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning. We work in partnership with families to keep up to date with the most current information and research regarding how technology and device use can best support learning.
The BYOD program provides our students with improved access to learning technologies and online resources. There is no doubt that using technology has the potential to reshape teaching and learning processes and contribute significantly to enhancing both engagement and learning outcomes.
Teachers routinely use a range of applications that support the vision for learning within the school. Listed below are the recommended apps for the Harvest Home Primary School BYOD Program:
The Google Suite: Classroom, Docs, Drive, Sheets, Slides & SitesNAP browserKahoot!Minecraft EducationDuolingo
Draw & TellBee-BotScratch Jr
Osmo WordsOsmo NumbersOsmo Tangram
Sphero EduStop MotionGarageBand
Through our programs, both Community and Specialist teachers design learning experiences, tasks and activities that utilise technologies with the objective of developing informed global citizens.
It is important to note that students will not be always using a device in their learning. However, students will have immediate access to these devices when and if required and suitable. Devices are also not a replacement for pen, pencils or paper.
The use of devices is accompanied with clear expectations about the responsible use and care of their devices. It is the school’s expectation that students will be responsible digital citizens and use technologies within our ‘Acceptable Use’ policy. This helps to develop positive and responsible attitudes towards using technologies that will foster lifelong learning, personal growth, collaboration, and productivity.