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Technologies

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Library

Parap Primary School employs a full time teacher/librarian where all Transition to Year 6 classes receive a one hour lesson per week. These lessons play a key role in supporting and developing literacy and the enjoyment of reading, as well as developing ICT literate students for now and into the future.

Our Preschool students visit the library every Wednesday morning where they participate in modeled and shared reading, and explore literature and ICT through play.

 

Technologies

At Parap Primary School we have an ever-expanding Coding and Digital Technology program. We run both in-class and extra-curricular programs to provide our students with a range of opportunities to explore the world of programming. 

We currently utilise Beebots and Spheros kits which contain software and hardware that are used to create customisable, programmable robots. Using these kits, the students learn to construct and program a variety of robots with the aim of having them undertake a series of challenging tasks. 

We also utilise a variety of iPad apps to support our students to develop their coding skills, including Scratch.

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Culture Tech

At Parap, our School Vision promotes and actively encourages a growth mindset in the pursuit of excellence. To achieve this, we have employed Culture Tech over the past several years to help develop the innovative and meaningful use of ICT for leaders, teachers, and students within our school.

Student Broadcast

Each fortnight we release an episode of the 'student broadcast' on Class Dojo. This has proven to be a fantastic way to showcase the amazing learning happening at our school and communicate important messages to our community.

The student broadcast features different students from our school and highlights the innovative use of technology, learning celebrations, upcoming dates, and key messages for parents and students. Each episode is exciting and fun, and classes are always looking forward to the next one.

The student broadcast allows us to communicate with our families in a positive and engaging way.

Whole School Approach to ICT

Over time we have integrated ICT across many aspects of our school to work efficiently and with innovation. We have built a strong foundation for using ICT by:

  • Using ICT in creative ways to enhance learning experiences for our students.

  • All teachers and support staff have their own teaching and assessment iPad.

  • Each classroom has an Apple TV for screen mirroring and sharing content from iPads to smartboards in real time.

  • iPads are readily available in each classroom for student use, and our library has two class sets of iPads trolleys that teachers can borrow for when a 1 to 1 iPad to student ratio is needed for a task or project.

  • Use of ICT during assemblies and PE lessons, using our projector and screen on stage, including Apple TV capability and Bluetooth connection to the visual and sound system.

  • Development of a school wide iPad Scope and Sequence where Apps are selected in line with best practice and designed to be age appropriate across all curriculum areas.

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