At Queenscliff Primary School, we firmly believe in the importance of integrating technology into our teaching and learning. The purposeful use of technology offers students the opportunity to think independently and develop skills that will help them thrive in our technologically advanced society, both now and in the future. By effectively incorporating digital technologies across our curriculum, students learn to collaborate, connect, create, apply knowledge, and seek timely feedback on their learning.

At Queenscliff Primary School, students in Prep to Year 2 will use iPads and students in Year 3 to 6 will have access to chromebooks. We offer a set of 7 iPads for students to use in Prep to Year 2 to support their learning. Students in Year 3 to 6 have access to a chromebook provided by the school, resulting in a 1 to 1 student/chromebook ratio. These devices are provided by our school.

Chromebooks are laptops that run on the Chrome Operating System and are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents stored in the cloud. Chromebooks and iPads enable our teachers and students to focus on learning and collaborate on various learning activities. Chromebooks and iPads will be used during the school day. Students will be able to access and work on their documents at home through their Google Classroom accounts. They can sign into their Queenscliff Primary School Google Accounts on any device in their home environment to access their learning materials online.

Digital Literacy

The knowledge and confidence to navigate and use these technologies safely whilst developing digital literacy is a critical component of QPS programs. Digital citizenship sessions are delivered to all classes through the Digital Technologies and Digital Literacy curriculum. Explicit instruction aligns to our QPS school values and focuses on digital citizenship principles, cyber safety, and positive online behaviour.

Using digital technologies empowers and supports our students, however it also comes with responsibilities related to appropriate behaviour when using technology. As a requirement of device use, students and families must read and sign the Digital Technologies Acceptable Use Agreement. By signing this agreement students undertake to adhere to guidelines for using technology safely, sensibly and in a way that demonstrates digital citizenship.