In aligning with the Australian Curriculum, it is our policy at Aranmore Catholic Primary School to integrate the use of ICT into children’s learning in the classroom. Through ICT, the students develop many capabilities as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school. In keeping with this policy, each classroom has access to computers, iPads and interactive whiteboards for integrated daily use.
The Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) recognises that in a digital age, and with rapid and continuing changes in the ways that people share, use, develop and communicate with ICT, young people need to be highly skilled in its use. Information and communication technologies are fast and automated, interactive and multimodal, and they support the rapid communication and representation of knowledge to many audiences and its adaptation in different contexts.
Our Learning Hub enables students to use diverse technologies (I pads, chrome books, computers and IMacs) to demonstrate their learning and understanding. The Learning Hub caters for the 21st Century Learner and is a non-traditional learning space that allows students to engage with their learning as individuals.