St Albans School is committed to embracing changes in technology. We have developed an ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) strategic plan. Its intentions are that:
- ICT will be an integral part of the teaching and learning process; learning with and learning through the use of e-tools
- ICT becomes invisible within the school, a seamless join of learning, as secondary in nature as picking up a pen
- We will underpin the use of ICT to achieve our shared vision
The Board of Trustees work hard to provide the funding required to keep in-step with ever-changing technologies. Home bases have a mixture of ceiling mounted data projectors, television screens, desktop and laptop computers, Chromebooks, iPads and digital cameras. We have a planned approach to the renewal of equipment.
Our school also implements BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). This is open to children from Years 2-6. A BYOD permission form and contract is signed by the parent and child. The child is then able to bring their own device to school each day to complete learning tasks on. We encourage the use of iPads (any size), Chromebooks and laptops such as HP Stream or MacBooks. Please feel free to discuss options with home base teachers.
We use Linewize as a robust filtering system to maintain safety and security for children using devices.
St Albans School believes in equitable access to devices and ensures those who do bring a device of their own have access to a school device.
We make extensive use of hub blogs to promote learning beyond the school day. These blogs can be accessed through our school website. http://www.stalbans.school.nz/
Most blogs have links to online learning opportunities that children can use at home.