Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Students live in a technological world where information and communication technologies (ICTs) are integral to everyday situations. ICTs include the hardware, software, peripheral devices and digital systems that enable data and information to be managed, stored, processed and communicated.
Students independently and collaboratively work in online and stand-alone environments across a range of learning contexts.
Students make use of the potential of a range of ICT functions and applications. They develop the knowledge, skills and capacity to select and use ICTs to inquire, develop new understandings, transform information and construct new knowledge for a specific purpose or context. They communicate with others in an ethical, safe and responsible manner. They develop understandings of the impact of ICTs on society. Applying ICTs as a tool for learning assists students to become competent, discriminating, creative and productive users of ICTs. ICTs can be integrated in a variety of ways within and across all key learning areas to support thinking, learning, collaboration and communication.
Coorparoo State School is committed to facilitating the development of accomplished, autonomous learners who purposefully engage in the creative use of ICT to: Communicate effectively, Work cooperatively, Critically appraise, manage and use information and Develop higher order thinking skills Teachers facilitate such engagement by providing students with explicit instruction on how to read and learn from digital text, incorporating an understanding of digital grammar and the development of a shared metalanguage through which teachers and students can communicate and collaborate. We achieve this by ensuring teachers’ interpretation of curriculum is viewed with respect to the digital age within which we operate. Curriculum units are designed to make ICT an integral component of the teaching and learning process.
Coorparoo State School is responding to the safe, ethical and legal use of ICTs the development of a SOAR based ICT use program has been a feature. Students learn to communicate using a range of digital software and contexts.
2021 has seen the further development of hardware for students use. The right device at the right time. We now have 300 laptops in class trollies across the school, 170 IPad, 120 Desktop computers as well as Interactive Whiteboards means that students have access as required for learning. Teachers and students now regularly use ICT integrated in their work and supported by the development of a technology scope and sequence for digital pedagogies.
Robotics and the introduction of Coding for students from Prep with Bee Bots increasing with Ozobots and Mindstorms in older years. Problem solving is core to this work and aligns to our STEM futures development.
The development of our creation spaces for STEAM allows students to access to Green Screen, movie making and expanded our use of robotics. To work in groups to solve problems, collaborate online or together to expand our learning. 

Last reviewed 08 February 2021
Last updated 08 February 2021