Goodna State School students have benefited from modern teaching pedagogies such as eLearning using various technologies in all learning areas for many years now. This has been delivered in various ways as technology has continued to improve.
This year, all classrooms have access to mobile devices including both laptops and iPads in all classrooms. This allows for a range of collaborative learning experiences as well as adding depth to student differentiation and traditional learning methods. We believe students should not use technology for technology's sake and ensure all learning experiences using these devices, allow students to be learners and creators, not simply users.
Ready for the start of the 2020, all classrooms had their Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) updated to ensure students were learning with high quality visuals and audio. These boards allow students to interact with the work on the multi-touch touch screen.
The addition of digital visualisers to the classrooms, allows students to receive real time feedback displaying their work for peers to encourage, and support them to continually 'bump up' the quality of their work.
To ensure students practice and reinforce knowledge and understanding and practical skills regularly, Goodna State School has ensured all students have access to several subscription websites that allow students to work at an individual pace, can be teacher directed and is available at home. These websites include: Reading Eggs, Mathletics, Soundwaves and Typing.com.
Families are required to complete a Third Party Website Consent Form on enrolment and each year thereafter in the first two weeks of school.