Digital Learning

Heathmont East Primary School believes that through learning the use of digital technologies we equip our students to be digital citizens in a rapidly changing world. We provide opportunities for students to discover, explore, analyse and present information. Through the use of technology Heathmont East Primary School develops the necessary skills for students to be able to use information in effective and creative ways and to be a Digital Citizen in an online world. Staff and students at HEPS use Digital Technologies as a routine part of classroom activities across the Victorian curriculum.

At Heathmont East Primary School students have access to a range of devices and technologies such as:

  • Portable Laptop trolley with timetabled classes
  • Networked desktop computers in all classrooms
  • Sets of iPads across Foundation – Level 4
  • 1:1 BYO iPad program in Level 5 and 6
  • Classroom are equipped with TVs
  • Coding and programming resources
  • Site licenses for various computer programs
  • Google education accounts for all staff and students (4 – 6)
  • Video conferencing facilities

Heathmont East Primary School Level 5 and 6,
1:1 BYO Apple iPad Program

Our Level 5 and 6, 1:1 BYO (Bring Your Own) Apple iPad program gives each student access to their own digital device both at home and school. The program gives students the ability to be more independent in the learning process, giving them access to thousands of resources and develops skills such as information literacy, collaboration, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving and digital literacy.

Heathmont East Primary School implements the Digital Technologies curriculum across Foundation to Level 6. Computational thinking is the main focus of this curriculum, where students develop problem solving skills when creating digital solutions, learn various programming languages (coding) to purpose-design digital solutions to solve specific problems and develop themselves as global citizens.

The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving. Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions so they can take up an active role in meeting current and future needs. At HEPS our Digital Technology program provides students with the knowledge and skills for these key focus areas:

  • Computer software and apps: Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Google Apps for Education (now known as G-Suite), Essential Assessment, Reading Eggs & Express.
  • Emails: sending, receiving, editing, creating and using online address books
  • Coding: using online websites such as Scratch and Scratch Junior to design, write code, test and debug/troubleshoot programs to create animations and games
  • Robotics Technology: using programming robots such as Bee Bots as well as using ipads to programs Spheros, Lego WeDo robots and Lego EV3
  • Movie Making and Editing: using apps such as iMovies

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