Macgregor students from Preschool to Year 6 participate in activities that assist in the development of their ability to:
- use computer based technologies to locate, access, evaluate, manipulate, create, store and retrieve information
- express ideas and communicate with others, using computer based technologies
- develop an awareness of the range of applications of computer based technologies in society
- discriminate in the choice of computer based technologies for a given purpose.
ICT resources in 2021
- Preschool to Year 2 students have access to 1:1 ipads
- Years 1 to 4 students have access to 1:1 Chromebooks
- Years 5 to 6 students have personally allocated Chromebooks
- Every classroom space or learning space has an Interactive Whiteboard or touch screen digital TV
- A range of software applications and online tools are accessed to support learning programs
Cybersafety at Macgregor Primary School
Teachers, along with families, play an important role in preparing students by bringing a greater understanding and awareness of safe online behaviours. Macgregor teachers and school staff are supported with Professional Learning to develop their understanding of current eSafety messaging and compliance.
Macgregor Primary School students learn about eSafety and develop their skills as mature digital citizens. They practise their communication and information gathering skills within a secure environment – while still accessing information required for learning in today's world. So, whether it's working or communicating online, children should feel safe and comfortable.
In addition, every term 'ThinkUKnow' provides a presentation for students in Years 5 and 6. ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides presentations to Australian parents, carers and teachers and students. It provides information on the technologies young people use, the challenges they may face, and importantly, how they can be overcome. Presentations are delivered face to face or digitally. The presentations cover topics such as social media reputation management, cyberbullying, ‘sexting’, online grooming, online gaming, inappropriate content, privacy management, identity theft, how to protect your devices, and how to report matters when things go wrong.