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​​In Classroom and at Home

 

Our teachers utilise an online learning management system called Daymap. This system allows teachers to manage their class and content in a way that can be accessed anytime, anywhere by students. Students can safely connect with peers and teachers for support with class content. They can access and manage their own learning. All students in the BYOx program should be connected to Daymap. Anyone experiencing problems can use the help document from Related Links section on the BYOx Program page.

Some classes will also utilise an application available on Education Queensland’s Learning Management System, eLearn. Students are able to check their work for originality before their assignments are submitted online. This system is designed to assist students to accurately reference whilst simultaneously ensuring the quality of their submission.

Assignments and homework submitted to either Daymap or eLearn can be submitted wherever there is an internet connection. All submitted assignments are time stamped to ensure equity.

Aldridge owns a variety of digital content tailored specifically to our students’ needs. Students have access to this digital content by way of an online video player that connects directly and securely to the school’s video content. 

All students have their own unique email address which also provides another avenue for direct communication with their teacher.​

New Possibilities

 

Students may engage in what is known as a flipped classroom. For homework students may watch a video or investigate new subject content at home. Upon arrival at school, students can get straight to work and seek support from their teacher who is now able to spend more individual time with your student.

Devices in class encourage engagement and allow for differentiation. They assist in providing different content for diverse learning needs and allow our students to collaborate, discuss, work and respond at their own pace, experience. Effective use of technology encourages critical and creative thinking.

Modern digital devices provide a platform for a wide range of audio-visual media including books, movies, music, games, and web content. The auditory, kinaesthetic and visual capacity of the devices appeal to a variety of different learners and learning styles. Modern digital devices enable personalised learning by giving learners the responsibility and ownership to choose how they learn, when they learn and where they learn; as well as developing their organisational skills.

Children need be familiar with the technology that is commonplace in our world today. They need to be aware that technology can be a tool and is not a treat. Devices in class are not replacing how we teach, but they do allow for exciting new opportunities and we strive to embrace this. Device use is dependent upon year level/subject. Devices will only be used where they are appropriate for classroom activities. It is easy to see how effective a personal device can be in contributing towards the success of your child. At Aldridge we realise this, and ensure we do all we can to provide and permit access to a range of ICT devices.​