1:1 Technology Program
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday,
we rob our children of tomorrow.”
Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College has a 1:1 Technology Program for students from Year 4 to VCE. This program has been developed to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. At our College we believe that today’s students think, connect and communicate differently to students who were at school even a few years ago. We are aware that our students live in a world where information can be accessed and shared quickly over the Internet, where they can communicate with peers and create new knowledge, and collaborate with learners and experts all over the world. As a college we are keen to inspire and engage this new generation of learner with today’s tools and assist them in reaching their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.
We have worked tirelessly to ensure that even with the integration of technology to support learning, we never lose focus of the number one indicator that promotes student learning, that being, good teaching.
Today’s students will know nothing less than the technology that is always available to them, therefore we need to ensure that we are constantly delivering the best teaching practices to our students.
We are fully aware that the students we are now teaching are:
With students having 1:1 access to their own device, they can utilizing their technology to support the above.
At Lorne-Aireys Inlet P-12 College we design all learning programs based on the AusVELS (Australian Curriculum in Victoria). “AusVELS is the Foundation to Year 10 curriculum that provides a single, coherent and comprehensive set of prescribed content and common achievement standards, which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.”
The new AusVELS incorporates the Australian Curriculum F-10 in Victoria for English, Mathematics, History and Science within the curriculum framework first developed for the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). AusVELS uses an eleven level structure to reflect the design of the new Australian Curriculum whilst retaining Victorian priorities and approaches to teaching and learning.
Students begin using ICT to create simple information products and to access learning tools. By applying ICT in a range of contexts, students develop knowledge, skills and behaviours for the effective use of ICT for learning in all domains. They become critical users of ICT for learning and communicating, and creating information products. They learn to use ICT tools to visualise their thinking and record their thinking strategies for use in future problem-solving activities. They progress to maintaining a digital record of evidence of their learning in all domains that enables them to reflect on learning how to learn. Electronic communication tools are introduced in students’ first years at school and more complex, contemporary communication tools are gradually introduced until students become confident users of the technology for communicating with experts and participating in online forums as both contributors and beneficiaries of knowledge.
Early in this stage students become more proficient in the use of ICT for the purposes of sharing knowledge and acquiring information. They use ICT to visualise their thinking in order to make sense of ideas, concepts and issues from all domains, and to reflect on their learning.
Students progress by devising planned approaches to problem solving. This involves documenting the order of, and time allocation for, individual tasks within extended projects. Students use a wider range of ICT tools, techniques and functions to support their thinking processes, to model systems, to solve problems and to create information products for a variety of purposes. They use the equipment’s operating system and software functions to manage their files.
Later in this stage, students become more proficient in the use of Internet research tools to locate and download information from a range of sources, and they judge the quality of information, based on set criteria. They conform to accepted codes of practice when using ICT, and discuss the consequences of ICT use in a range of environments and contexts in the community. Students create and maintain digital evidence of their learning in all domains, the evidence exemplifying the progress made in applying ICT knowledge and skills.
In these years students use ICT to manage individual and collaborative projects. They initiate and engage in real and virtual teams and collaborative problem solving in local and global environments. They use ICT tools to record, organise and express their thoughts and communicate with others.
Students use a range of ICT tools and techniques to assist in monitoring, reflecting on and refining their thinking strategies when addressing complex issues and solving complex problems.
Students select appropriate ICT tools for research, modelling, publishing, decision making and problem solving, and assess the validity and appropriateness of these tools. They make judgments about the quality of their own and others’ work and act on them.
Students understand the need to protect data and they use ICT tools to protect their files and control access to them. They share ideas with others through a range of electronic media. They demonstrate and discuss appropriate ethical and social behaviours for users of ICT and analyse the impact of ICT in society.
“Teachers need to stop saying, ‘Hand it in,’
and start saying ‘publish It,’ instead”
We are asking that all students in Years 9-12 to supply their own computing device. This can be anything from an iPad Mini to a MacBook Pro or Windows netbook or laptop.
At Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College we want our students to strive for excellence through a personalized learning program that integrates the curriculum with the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The use of a 1:1 device, along with newly integrated technologies such as the use of Google Apps, Edmodo, and cloud computing, will work seamlessly in building the knowledge and capacity of our young learners.
The Year 9-12 1:1 Technology Program will assist us in achieving this by:
We need to ensure that our students are using technologies to assist their learning and cater for their diversified needs as technology use begins to play a greater role in their lives.
The senior years 1:1 technology program involves a combination of BYOD technology integration as well as the use of devices belonging to the College.
This component of our 1:1 technology program requires that students have their own computing device that will be able to access the College wireless network. Giving students the opportunity to be able to use their own device, one with which they are most comfortable, we feel will be most effective and beneficial. Students will have full, unrestricted access to their own software and hardware which will allow them to manage and personalise their device.
Students are free to bring their own technology from home to utilise as part of their learning. (Existing devices are acceptable provided they are approved by the ICT support team.) All guidelines contained in the ICT Acceptable Use Agreement must be adhered to. This agreement is to be signed by all students, parents/guardians at the beginning of each year.
As a college we will support, at this point in time, Apple and Windows based technologies. This includes mobile technologies such as the iPad Mini and iPad, as well as the range of Apple Macbook and Windows laptops/netbooks. Android devices are not supported as they do not meet the configuration requirements of our EduStar network.
With students bringing their own devices to the College to assist their learning, we need to ensure that the technology that they are utilizing is relevant for their learning needs. The requirements/recommendations for student owned devices, including software, are summarised below.
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher, iOS 7 or higher, Win 7 or higher
Processor: Minimum - Dual Core/Quad Core or higher for new devices
Memory: (Laptop) (RAM): Minimum - 2G/Recommended - 4GB or higher for new purchases
Hard Drive: Laptop - Minimum - 250GB/Recommended: 500GB or higher
iPad - 16GB or higher.
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 G or N or better (B not supported)
Keyboard: Laptops: Full QWERTY keyboard suited for touch typing. iPads: External Bluetooth Keyboard recommended but not necessary.
Power Adapter: Students are required to be equipped with a power adapter which meets safety standards at all time should recharging be required. All charging is to be done at home.
DEECD provides the EduStar Standard Operating Environment image for student use on either Windows or Apple computers. The College recommends that student BYOD computers be imaged with EduStar. EduStar includes an extensive range of free and licensed software worth several hundred dollars including Microsoft Office (See appended EduStar software list).
Internet Browser: Latest version of Safari (Mac/iOS - recommended), Firefox or Chrome for Windows - recommended. Internet Explorer should be version 10 or higher.
Internet Browser Plugins: Adobe Flash, Java, Microsoft Silverlight, Shockwave Player
Office Applications: Microsoft Office or Apple iWork 11, Open Office (free).
Office applications typically provide word processing, spreadsheets and other utilities. Increasingly, these application are available as cloud services. For most situations, Google Docs (provided through the College Google Apps for Education) is sufficient, and has the added advantage of being stored in the cloud so that work can’t be lost.
Student pricing is available through Microsoft and Apple. Open Office is free.
Our College helpdesk staff will be available to support students and their families.
We will provide assistance with technical issues, such as ensuring that the student’s device connects to the Wi-Fi network and all available services such as email and printing. The IT Department will not undertake mechanical repairs. All devices should be under warranty, so any technical faults will be addressed under the terms of the warranty, meaning that parents/families are responsible for having devices repaired.
Windows PC products purchased through Learning with Technologies are available with a 3-year onsite warranty service.
ICT products can be purchased (recommended) through Parent Portals provided by Learning With Technologies (Windows) and Computers Now (Apple). See details in the information sheet.
LWT provides a managed BYOD service that incorporates letting parents purchase directly, allowing schools to continue to manage IT hardware by providing a standard platform to maintain SOE (Standard Operating Environment) images on devices and reducing ongoing service headaches. LWT operate a Parent Portal for purchase and supply of Windows devices.
Our portal offer parents the ability to pay by Interest Free with instant online approval. It removes messy paper work that can delay delivery to parents.
LWT can deliver direct to parents with Australia Post eParcel meaning parents can pick up their unit from their local post office when it suits them.
By using a managed BYOD program, a school can continue to implement an SOE if required. LWT can have units pre-imaged before delivery. For Victorian Government Schools that choose compatible hardware, this means we can preinstall eduSTAR which the education department has now licensed for student owned machines.
Service can be supplied onsite meaning quick turnarounds and no hassles returning products to base.
Many retail warranties are Return to Base and generally take at least 2 weeks from initiation to completion. LWT programs feature tailored Service Level Agreements (SLA) created to meet each school’s needs – in most cases ‘Next Business Day’ is our standard response time (Metro areas).
LWT has a dedicated 1300 toll free number dedicated to warranty and service repairs and provide their own local helpdesk to minimise downtime.
If your student’s unit is dropped, stepped on, driven over, pulled off a desk, fallen out of locker, lid has been closed with a pen on the keyboard, or had a liquid spill then it’s a bad day! Luckily accidental damage repairs can be requested in the same way as any hardware failure. Our technicians will carry out the repairs except for motherboard level repairs that will need to be sent to Acer in Sydney.
Computers Now are Australia’s leading suppliers of Apple products to the Education sector. See information sheet for details of available services and products. Products purchased through Computers Now discounted for educational use.
In Term 4 each year the College will provide a list of required apps for secondary iPads. Some of these may be provided through discounted volume licensing through the College.
Acceptable Use Agreement
Upper Primary and Secondary Students
Cybersafety is an important issue for all students. By the time young children arrive at school many are already online or using digital technologies. They visit their favourite websites, play games and use social media or apps.
The Acceptable Use Agreement is used by schools to support students to behave safely and responsibly online, both inside and out of school.
Our school recognises the need for students to be safe and responsible users of digital technologies. We believe that explicitly teaching students about safe and responsible online behaviours is essential, and is best taught in partnership with parents/guardians. We request that parents/guardians work with us and encourage this behaviour at home.
When I use digital technologies I agree to be a safe, responsible and ethical user at all times, by:
In addition, when I use my personal mobile phone, I agree to be a safe, responsible and ethical user at all times, by:
The student is responsible for:
This Acceptable Use Agreement applies to digital technologies, social media tools and learning environments established by our school or accessed using school owned networks or systems, including (although are not limited to):
This Acceptable Use Agreement applies when I am using any of the above digital technologies at school, at home, during school excursions, camps and extra-curricula activities.
I understand and agree to comply with the terms of acceptable use and expected standards of behaviour set out within this agreement.
I understand that there are actions and consequences established within the school’s Student Engagement Policy if I do not behave appropriately.