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
BYOD program should be connected to Daymap. Parents can also connect to their child's information on Daymap through the Parent Portal. Information for students and parents connecting to Daymap can be found in the help documents under Daymap Links on the BYOD Program page.
Assignments and homework submitted to Daymap 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
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.