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Learning Technologies

Good Samaritan has a strong view on the importance of technology in the role of the education of its students. We see this as one of a number of key ingredients that support students in the learning process. As such, the presence and effective use of Information, Communication and Learning Technologies (ICLT) are a key feature of our contemporary classrooms.

Pods of laptops and iPads enable students and teachers to create, collaborate and communicate in a digital world. Students in Years 4 – 6 are involved in our Bring Your Own Designated Device (BYODD) 1:1 iPad program, meaning each student brings his or her own iPad to school each day to support individual learning in the classroom.

Classrooms also have Apple TVs and smartboards installed that enable teachers to design highly visual lessons to support student learning across all facets of the curriculum.

View our Student Responsible Use of Technology Agreement, which each student and parent/carer is asked to sign at the commencement of each year. 
 

1:1 iPAD PROGRAM

Good Samaritan aims to provide contemporary quality learning environments for students through the integration of technology across all Key Learning Areas. As part of this process, we have a Bring Your Own Designated Device (BYODD)1:1 iPad Program for our students in Years 4 – 6. iPads are used in a range of learning spaces, allowing students the opportunity to achieve desired learning outcomes in ways that are not always possible using traditional methods.

Read more about our 1:1 iPad program

View our Digital Devices Policy

 

OLIVER – OUR LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Oliver is our school’s Library Management System. It is fully web-based, so the whole school community can access library resources including eBooks and Audiobooks. Simple, clear search options like dynamic picture searches help young students find books and other resources that appeal to them. They can also choose from a huge selection of background graphics and avatars to personalise their library experience.

Oliver means students and staff can also manage their loans and reservations — anywhere, anytime.

Access Oliver – our Library Management System here

 

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Digital citizenship is a priority at Good Samaritan, with all students participating in learning experiences that focus on being responsible and ethical users of technology.

Teachers use a range of resources developed by the Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and other online safety organisations, to assist in the ongoing education of our students in being safe and responsible digital citizens.

The CEDoW Digital Citizenship Program Site provides a program of resources for our students on digital citizenship.

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