In our world today, the availability and access to technology to support and enhance the way we learn is very exciting.
We live in a digital age where we can find, create and share information easily and this can be a challenging context for schools to manage effectively.
On the one hand, we want to provide as many opportunities as possible for our young people to learn in the most interesting and engaging ways possible but on the other hand, we also need to try and ensure that we look after their wellbeing and “educate” them in how best to navigate their way safely in a digital world.
There is no doubt this is a shared responsibility between home and school. When, how and where we as adults, as well as our children, use technology devices is an aspect of modern day life that often provides more questions than answers. In the school environment context, the key issue is for us to use learning technology devices as a tool for enhancing learning in the most effective ways that we can by giving careful consideration to the outcomes we value for our students and the expectations that we share as a school community. There is no doubt that this is a complex issue and requires careful consideration. For example, the issue of e-safety in our “connected” world and the potential dangers of social media being used carelessly is just one aspect of digital communication that we all face.
Learning technologies is a prominent area of our school’s future development and we will keep you updated on this as we advance further with this.
Principal Secondary Campus