Information Communication Technology (ICT) program is integrated into all curriculum areas at Montmorency South Primary School and assists students develop technological knowledge, skills and confidence.
Montmorency South Primary School uses the internet and digital technologies as teaching and learning tools. We see the Internet and digital technologies as valuable resources but acknowledge they must be used responsibly.
iPads are utilised across all year levels at Monty South PS. In the early years Prep to Yr 2, year level teams share iPad banks for periodic use in class. iPad applications for this cohort of students includes reading apps, Seesaw, Mathletics.
From Year 3 on, we have a 1:1 iPad program. In Year 3, students use school owned iPads. Students in Year 4 to 6 are required to have their own iPad; this is our bring your own device (BYOD) program. See the below link for the list of required apps for students to add to their devices.
Supporting responsible use of digital technology, we provide cyber safety education for all students. In additional to this education, students and parents are required to understand and sign an Internet and Technology Acceptable Use Agreement. Teachers discuss this agreement with students as part of our cyber safety education. You can find a copy of this via the below link and at the start of each school year a copy will be sent home.
Across all year levels we utilise the Seesaw program to produce student learning journals. Seesaw is a secure online journal where students can document what they are learning. Students, in conjunction with their teacher, can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links, as well as share special occasions (Easter Bonnet Parade, Book Week, etc) to their Seesaw journal. As part of our Assessment and Reporting Policy, teachers share these posts privately with families so as to inform family discussion around your child’s learning. Watch this short YouTube clip for an overview of the Seesaw Journal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HST7UC6kfBc&t=2s.
eSmart Schools is a program designed to help schools improve cyber safety and reduce cyber bullying and bullying. You can find resources here https://www.esmart.org.au
We are also partnering with the Cyber Safety Project to facilitate cyber safety education across our whole school community, including students, staff and parents.
The Cyber Safety Project is endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider. To further support cyber safety education at home, you can find helpful online home safety guides, conversation checklists and resources for creating a safe digital environment at home via cybersafetyproject.com.au