2015 has seen some exciting initiatives at our school, all of which are improving learning outcomes for students. The one I will write about in this post is:
*The BYOD Initiative
THE BYOD INITIATIVE
Technology has been the biggest change to education in the past 100 years. CSPS took a big leap at the start of this year to begin the optional 1:1 ipad program for Years 4-6. The uptake into this program has been terrific and has led to a huge increase in access to technology for learning throughout the school. The advantages of technology are limitless, however we have been mindful to incorporate these exciting initiatives without impacting on the importance of handwriting and bookwork. The other vital aspect has been to educate our students about the issues around cyber safety. We take this extremely seriously and have been thrilled with how the students have taken responsibility for their devices and have taken precautions with the potential pitfalls of the technological age.
The feedback from parents, students and teachers has been fantastic and we are really excited about how this will evolve into 2016 and beyond. In 2016 it will extend to Years 3-6 program. Please go to the BYOD page on this website for more information.
Until next month, I look forward to seeing you all around the schoolyard at CSPS!!!