Our 1:1 Program provides opportunities for all students to
engage with the most up-to-date technologies. Students are provided with the
latest hardware and software to develop knowledge and understanding to meet the
demands and challenges of a changing world.
The introduction of touch screen laptops has allowed
students to develop useful skills and enables them to engage with the
curriculum in new and exciting ways. Students are using Office 365 tools,
specifically OneNote to access course content, make handwritten notes,
annotate, sketch and work collaboratively. Teachers also have 24/7 access to
student notebook and can provide high quality feedback in a timely manner.
Brisbane Catholic Education makes available to all students
an Office 365 account. This give students 5 licences to install the entire
Microsoft Suite, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote etc, on 5 other devices
including the family PC. Other resources include our College Moodle (Learning
Management System – lms.stmichaels.qld.edu.au) and Microsoft OneDrive where
students save and backup all their work.
All students undertake a IT Boot Camp at the beginning of
Year 7. Here we cover how to use the technology effectively and also how to use
technology ethically, teaching students about digital citizenship and being
safe online. All students are inducted on how to be competent and confident
users of technology.