Technology

Technology at CNPS

At Cardiff North Public School, Digital Technologies enhance teaching and learning and promote creativity in a safe and supported space. 

Our Seesaw program provides new pathways between school, home and the community. Our students are contributing digital citizens with access to a world of new learning. 

The school is investing in digital technologies infrastructure. Students experience a range of digital technologies as they progress through their schooling, providing them with the skills, and understanding to contribute in an increasingly digital world.

Students can self-direct and extend their learning within and beyond the walls of the classroom. Technology gives students access to a world of new learning opportunities. Technology allows exploration, collaborating and creation spaces for students to work together, in class or at home.

With the development of the new curriculum ICT is an integral part of each Key Learning Area. To facilitate this, specific ICT skills must be taught.  Students build ICT skills when targeted skills (needs) based instruction occurs on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Mrs Westwood . Mrs Westwood also shares with classroom teachers how to integrate technology into their lessons, via staff meetings and stage meetings.

 

Also our school is an acknowledged leader in the use of  technology, whereby we have been finalists and winners in the WeCreate Awards for the  3 years where the school has been supplied with many and varied technology tools for use with our learners K-6.

   

 

We at Cardiff North Public School acknowledge that the opportunities created through the integration of technology is growing daily and that  education is being planned and implemented  will continue to change at a rapid pace.  Cardiff North Public School is well placed to face this future that our students will inherit .
Every classroom is equipped with an Interactive Board (IWB) .  We also have  iPads and netbooks assigned to each classroom that can be used by the students and teachers. There are also  beebots used in the K-2 classes to supplement learning. 

     

Interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, a library of computers can be found in our learning spaces to engage and inspire our students.

Cardiff North Public School is  a completely wireless school which allows the students to take their learning outside the four walls of the classroom. 

There you will also find our School Scope and Sequence for Technology, blogging tips,  Digital Citizenship, Cybersafety and Technology Terms.

    

CYBER SAFETY @CNPS

All students take part in Cybersafety lessons throughout the year.

The Internet and digital technologies serves as a wonderful educational tool. However, it is important our students are aware of the inherent dangers of using the world wide web. Cardiff North Public School takes this responsibility seriously and aims to provide students with a safe environment to learn in, whilst also providing students with the skills needed to navigate technological and online domains.

At CNPS we ensure:

 

 Students attend regular cyber safety sessions

 Students know how to access digital technologies safely

 Students are aware of what cyber bullying looks like and what to do should they experience it

 Stranger Danger and knowing whom to trust

 ‘If you wouldn’t do it in person, don’t do it online’ Don’t add people you don’t know in real life and be aware of the spaces we occupy online (e.g. chat spaces during online game play)

 Students know what counts as ‘personal information’ and to never give it out

 Kids ‘unplug’ when they need a break, students need to identify when they are feeling frustrated or need to change tasks Students learn to question what they read online, question who wrote the message and for what purpose. We need to develop critical literacy when working online.

 

At home we encourage:

 Computers should be placed in public areas and screen content should be visible to everyone

 Never arrange to meet an online friend without talking to a parent. Remember that you can’t trust everything online friends tell you.

 Conversations about what your child is doing online, the games they like to play and the work they are doing

 Families to understand that there are many sites that require users to be at least 13+ before registering for an account (Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram etc).

 Teach children how to use the internet safely and warn them of the potential dangers of unsuitable sites and chat rooms

 Advise children never to give out personal details on the internet

 Monitor time children spend online

 Use filtering software

 

 

 

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