Digital Technologies have been integrated into Clyde Primary School classrooms in a variety of ways to ensure our students become 21st century learners.
Our students are able to use word processing programs such as Microsoft Word to publish work completed in Writer’s Notebook sessions. They are able to access programs such as Reading Eggs and Mathletics (access is also encouraged at home) and are taught how to safely and effectively research different topics using internet search engines, such as Google.
At Clyde Primary School:
- Foundation have a large set of iPads to share amongst their classes.
- Years 1 and 2 share sets of iPads and laptops between each double classroom.
- Years 3 and 4 have a large amount of laptops for use within the classes, as well as a small number of iPads.
- Years 5 and 6 have a BYOD program (Bring Your Own Device) and work is completed daily using student laptops.
We also have a range of technologies to assist students in developing coding skills.
- Beebots – Foundation students use Beebots to learn about giving simple instructions and directing the robots to follow a path.
- Dash and Dot Robots – Dash Robot uses four different apps on the iPads to teach coding skills to students. The first app, Go, turns the iPad into a controller so students learn how to make the robot move around. The second app, Path, directs the robot to follow a path set by students, completing tasks like making noises as it goes. Blockly, the third app, gives students a glimpse at coding behind the scenes, where students organise a set of instructions and Dash is able to follow their instructions. The fourth app, Wonder, is where students can be creative with their coding instructions, encouraging Dash to do things like fall asleep, dance, make noises, etc. Dash is capable of recording voices, changing lights, making animal sounds, moving around 360 degrees and more.
- Lego We-Do 2.0 Kits – Lego We-Do kits have a range of Lego pieces, including blocks, wheels, motors and a huge variety of interesting pieces to encourage students to creatively design solutions to problems. Students are then able to build their design before using an app on the laptops or iPads to code their designs to move and operate in different ways.
It is exciting to see how creative our students can be!
Seesaw is a safe digital learning journal for students to document their learning creatively by regularly adding entries like photos, videos, drawings and notes to show parents what they are doing in class. It creates a channel of communication between parents, teachers and students. By using Seesaw, students are also developing digital citizenship and are learning how we can use technology in a safe and creative way.
Seesaw is accessed here:
Clyde TV is a TV show hosted by our Year 6 school leaders twice a term that highlights all the wonderful learning happening across Clyde Primary School. Parents are highly encouraged to join us in our classrooms to view the program with their children. The show features stories from each year level, including specialist subjects, and is a fantastic way to see the learning happening in our school. Stories can include literacy and numeracy lessons, highlights from school events, camps, sports events, classroom activities, interviews, stories, Music, PE, Art and STEM. Filming Clyde TV allows students to express their thinking about their learning, build their speaking and listening skills and share what makes Clyde Primary School so special.
Clyde TV usually takes place at 2.45pm on Friday afternoons twice a term. We welcome all parents to come and view Clyde TV in our classrooms. Please see Flexibuzz and the school newsletter for exact dates and times.