Technology

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Berowra Public School embraces technology as a tool to engage students and equip them with skills for the 21st Century. 

 

Interactive whiteboards and televisions in every classroom

Berowra Public School embraces technology as a tool to engage students and equip them with skills for the 21st Century. Every classrooms is either equipped with an interactive whiteboard or interactive television. Teachers are trained to use the technology to engage students and to enrich their learning across all areas of the curriculum.

The library is a connected classroom. It is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and video conferencing equipment.

 

Mobile devices

Berowra Public School has chrome books, androids and ipads available for students to use at school. These devices have been used for making videos, playing educational apps, creating cartoon students and with support/enrichment student groups. The chrome books are extensively used in conjunction with the Google App suite which is available to every student enrolled. 

 

Computers 

The school computer room is equipped with over 30 computers. Each student is able to use his or her own computer when visiting the computer room under the guidance of the class teacher. Lessons focus on using technology to collaborate with other students, extending classroom literacy and numeracy programs and teaching students to be cybersmart and safe on the internet. Students are also taught coding skills through games such as code.org, lightbot and scratch. 

  • Over 30 new computers in the school computer room
  • Every class, K-6, has an allocated time in the computer room
  • Specialist classes in programs and internet safety
  • There are also additional computers in every classroom.

 

Learning supported by ICT

Berowra Public School has a wide range of ICT programs for students K-6. Classes use literacy and numeracy programs, digital cameras, microphones and editing software to improve their learning.

  • Spellodrome encourages students to learn to spelling rules

  • Mathletics is used by all classes to improve students' numeracy skills

  • Reading Eggs gives students access to books and literacy lessons

 

All students have a Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs licence. Their usernames and passwords are sent home at the beginning of each year. Teachers select and design courses for students and track their results through the website. Visit the website at http://www.mathletics.com.au or http://www.spellodrome.com.au/ or http://readingeggs.com.au/