Sunday, 9 December 2012

Student Educational Technology Forum

To follow up from our community round table discussion, some of our students from Years 4,5 and 6 discussed the following questions and the following responses came from the conversation.

What are your thoughts and feelings about using Technology at school for learning.
  • Makes people want to learn.
  • Gives them motivation and determination to learn.
  • Can use technology in your future employment.
  • Helps us get ready for high school.
  • Don't have to carry as many books.
  • Our parents can see what we are learning at school.
  • It is portable.
  • Helps us to connect with and learn from others.
  • Able to present our work in creative and interesting ways.
  • We should still learn how to do handwriting.
  • We would have less anxiety about forgetting work.
  • We don't have to use technology all the time, for some things we don't need computers.
What do you think is expected from Sacred Heart when providing Technology in a way that encourages learning and digital responsibility?
  • Strict rules about social media.
  • We should be taught to use it safely and responsibly.
  • Students learn from using technology. Learning not playing!
  • The school should monitor Internet use by everyone.
  • The focus should be learning about the subject.
  • Let parents know that the learning is happening.

What do you think is expected of families and students when using Technology at home and at school?
  • Separate learning form playing.
  • Use only during school time.
  • Be careful with handling the computers.
  • Parents and the school are responsible for the safe use and the monitoring.
  • Incorporate but restrict technology use in their daily life.
  • Students should use technology purposefully.
  • Students need to be organised with charging batteries and packing laptops ready for the next day.
  • Students should have an organised hard drive.
  • Students with their own laptops should have a digital license and given to them during assembly. Inappropriate use may mean the license is taken away for a period of time.

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