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 Technology

Technology.jpgSt Thomas more has invested heavily in ensuring students are actively engaging in technology to ensure they become digital citizens who can confidently engage in the technology demands of the 21st Century. In an age where technology is rapidly changing the way people live and work it is essential that our young people have the skills to engage in; problem solve with; and continuously adapt to changing technology. They are engaged in technology in three main ways:

To Communicate

·      Each student has the opportunity to collaborate in safe digital environments

·      Students have multiple opportunities to develop mastery as they have more control over when, where and how they learn

·      Students can have access to knowledge and the opportunity to re-engage in learning opportunities as many times as they need

·      Students learn to be more autonomous and self-directed and have more choice over how they communicate their learning

To Collaborate

·      Students are part of a community of learners who work collaboratively

·      Each students has the opportunity to receive feedback from teachers and peers

·      Technology provides students with an audience and purpose for their work

·      Technology allows students to make their thinking visible

·      Ideas and work can be quickly and easily shared

To be Creative

·      Using technology promotes creativity as students learn to manipulate text, sound and images in a variety of ways for a range of purposes

·      Students have many different avenues for presenting learning as knowledge can be expressed multi-modally, not just text but also images, sounds, animations and narration

·      Students develop problem solving skills and begin to engage in the exciting world of programming