At Oatlands, we have a strong focus on the inclusion of ICT and Digital Technologies within the classroom context. Within the classroom, students develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capabilities as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas. The use of ICT within the classroom involves students learning to make the most of the Digital Technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technology increasingly evolves, as well as demonstrate the ability to limit risk to themselves or others within a digital environment.
ICT and Digital Technologies within in the classroom environment at Oatlands include:
- Google Chromebooks
- Interactive or SMART televisions
- Ability to cast or mirror their device to the television
- Integration of G-Suite applications and SeeSaw
Within the classroom, students develop the capabilities to use ICT for learning tasks associated with accessing and sourcing information, creating and presenting, problem-solving, decision-making, communication and creative expression. This includes using tools such as the G-Suite (Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Sites, Gmail). By harnessing the use of ICT within the classroom, our students are able to transfer these skills and understandings across a range of environments and applications. All students learn to use ICT with confidence, respect, care and consideration.
Through the Design and Technologies curriculum, students create designed solutions across a range of technologies contexts. Students consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of technological change and how the choice and use of technologies may contribute to a sustainable future. Through Design and Technologies, students plan and manage projects from conception to realisation. Combining the use of Digital Technology, students apply design and systems thinking and design processes to investigate ideas, generate designs, refine, plan, manage, produce and evaluate design solutions. The Design Technology curriculum offers students a broad range of learning experiences, readily transferable to their home, life, leisure activities, the wider community, and to work.
TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST PROGRAM - DIGITAL AND DESIGN
All students at Oatlands Primary School participate in a specialist Technology session each week. This class combines the integration of both Digital and Design Technologies. During these sessions, students have access to:
- Construction equipment (Strawbees, Lego, Makedo)
- 3D printing
- Robotics (Sphero, Beebot, Ozobot, Edison)
- Lego Robotics (Mindstorm, Wedo)
- Oodle STEM/Robotics table