A Question for Parents and Families: What technology did you use when you were younger?

Last week we launched August is Family Blogging Month and it has been great to see lots of parents and family members get involved.

This blog post is for parents, family members, family friends and anyone else who would like to comment!

The Grade Four students at our school are very lucky to be involved in the 1:1 iPad Program. With all students having access to an iPad at school and home, our learning adventures in 2014 are very exciting!

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We have interactive whiteboards in every classroom at our school, and they are also great learning tools. We use the internet regularly to discover and learn about the world we live in. Our class blog is another source of technology and communication.

The 4A and 4B students enjoy using their own devices at home for learning and for fun. Some popular portable devices include the digital camera, iPad, iPod, Wii, Nintendo DS, X-box and PlayStation.

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Miss Jordan and Miss Curtain remember using Commodore 64 desktop computers and game consoles such as the Atari and Sega when they were young. They have seen technology change a lot since then!

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We would love to hear from parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends about what technology you used when you were younger and how you have seen technology develop over time. Perhaps you used typewriters, polaroid cameras, turntables, earlier model computers or telegrams? We look forward to learning all about your experiences with technology!

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What technology did you use when you were younger?

Education Week – Open Classroom

Last week was Education Week in Victorian schools.

To celebrate Education Week, parents were invited into the classrooms on Friday morning to participate in a shared learning activity with the children.

We had three maths games and a blog comment station set up for the session. It was great to see so many 4A and 4B parents enjoying the morning and participating enthusiastically in the activities.

Here are some photos of our special morning!

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What was your favourite activity?

What did your mum or dad enjoy?

Can you describe the rules for one of the maths games we used?