A Question For Family Members: What Technology Did You Use When You Were Younger?

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

This term, 3/4C students have been learning about how to be safe online. We have covered topics including:

  • Online ettiquette
  • Protecting personal information
  • Digital footprints
  • How technology has changed over time.

3/4C students are very lucky to be involved in the 1:1 iPad Program. With all students having access to an iPad, our learning adventures in 2016 are very exciting!

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 3/4C students enjoy using their own devices at home for learning and for fun. Some popular portable devices include the iPad, iPod, Wii, X-box, PlayStation and digital camera.

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Miss Jordan remembers using Commodore 64 desktop computers and game consoles such as the Atari and Sega when she was young. Technology has changed a lot since then!

The slideshow below shows some of the different forms of technology Miss Jordan used when she was younger. Parents and other family members will probably recognise a lot of the images! 🙂

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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?

 

National eSmart Week

This week is national eSmart Week.

eSmart

BHPS is an eSmart school, which means we promote the smart, safe and responsible use of information and technology.

eSmart was developed by The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and it aims to create positive, respectful and inclusive cultures which reduce bullying and cyberbullying, and increases online safety.

To recognise eSmart Week, all senior grades in the school worked with a junior grade in a multi-age activity to promote safe internet use. 4B were matched with 1A, and they enjoyed learning more about esafety from the Zippep’s Astro Circus app.

Zippep app

Students also had to make an iPromise to show they understand the importance of being safe and responsible online.

Here are some photos from our session with the 1A students.

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How can you be safe online?

What tips would you give others about being responsible on the internet?

What did you and your 1A buddy enjoy about the session?

 

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

Last week we launched May 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 2015 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 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, X-box and PlayStation.

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Miss Jordan remembers using Commodore 64 desktop computers and game consoles such as the Atari and Sega when she was young. Technology has changed a lot since then!

The slideshow below shows some of the different forms of technology Miss Jordan used when she was younger. Parents and other family members will probably recognise a lot of the images! 🙂

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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?

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?

Our iPad Program Has Launched!

It has been an exciting week at Barwon Heads Primary School, because we launched the 1:1 iPad Program in grades four, five and six!

The grade four students were thrilled to receive their very own iPads on Wednesday. Excitement was high as the iPads were distributed and students explored their new device.

iPads

Some of our brand new iPads ready to be used!

We will be using the iPads at school in some of our classroom learning activities to develop students’ knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

We have already practised a few essential skills and had some important discussions about iPad use, including:

  • How to take care of our iPads
  • How to be safe online
  • How to use the camera
  • How to type
  • How to find creative commons images
  • How to write a quality blog comment.

Here are some of the students completing some “iPad familiarisation” tasks this week

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What are you looking forward to doing on your iPad at school?

What have you already learnt about responsible iPad use?

Do you have any iPad tips for us?

What is your favourite educational iPad app?