Junior School

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

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Ravenswood’s Technology program prepares students from Prep to Year 12 for a global and digitally connected world, in which technology is essential and part of daily life. Educational technology, thoughtfully and appropriately applied, enhances the learning experiences of all students. Our teaching staff leverage technology to facilitate high quality teaching and learning, to fully engage students.

Students in Junior School have access to a variety of new technologies. Classrooms are equipped with a bank of desktop computers, interactive SMART Boards, data projectors and wireless network access. Students in K–2 utilise iPads as part of their learning, whilst students in Years 3–4 enjoy access to dedicated laptops.

A school owned 1:1 Device program is operated in Years 5–6. Students are allocated a laptop in Year 5 and keep this device until the end of Year 6. In Year 7, they are provided with a new laptop. Students are also provided with a school-based email address from Year 5. Specialist Lego robotics software is installed onto laptops in Year 6, as students design, build and program a Lego EV3 robot in class.

In Junior School, a dedicated computer room with desktop computers and specialist software further facilitates opportunities for technology integration. Our school Portal, Connect is a web-based system allowing resource sharing, collaboration and file submission.

In the global environment, technology is enabling significant changes in teaching and learning, and equipping students with new skills. Students need proficiency in digital, visual, informational, and textual literacy while critical thinking and creative problem solving remain essential in cooperative and collaborative learning environments.

Technology at Ravenswood provides a wonderful opportunity for all students to enrich their learning from Prep to Year 12.