Teaching & Learning

Technology in the Classroom

Students at St John the Baptist, Freshwater are 21st century learners. Applying their knowledge and understanding through the use of technological tools to facilitate their learning.

All students at St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School are 21st centurylearners. Students apply their knowledge and understanding through the use of technological tools to facilitate and enhance their daily learning. Students’ technological skills are consistently built upon through the explicit teaching of technology from the School’s Scope and Sequence.

Students at St John the Baptist access computers, IPads, digital cameras, Flip Cams, Interactive Whiteboards and Robotics in all classrooms and the Library.

Interactive Whiteboards, computers and IPads bring the world into the classroom. Digital and flip cameras capture and support the variety of learning students investigate and experience.

Teachers, students and families have access to our Diocesan intranet.  Each class’ Weebly page supports the teaching and learning occurring within the classroom, and the differentiated tasks in programs such as Studyladder, enable students to continue and reinforce daily learning within the home environment.

Teaching staff at St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, provide explicit teaching to all students in on-line personal safety issues, through the Australia Communication and Media Authority student modules. These include; unwelcome sites, stranger danger, cyber-bullying and financial exploitation. St John the Baptist Catholic Primary school supports staff to handle such issues through ACMA ‘Cyber Safety Online Professional Development’ learning modules. Furthermore, all Class Pages are equipped with links and telephone numbers to children support facilities such as, ‘Kids Help Line’.