Supporting learning with an iPad

Students from Years 3 – 6 support their learning with their own iPad. Students in years 0 – 2 have access to class sets of iPads. The use of iPads are integrated into the curriculum in developmentally-appropriate ways.

Apple has recognised the way Elim Christian College Golflands Campus use digital devices in the curriculum with the Apple Distinguished Program Award. This award is given to schools who display visionary leadership, innovative teaching and learning, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence for success, and a flexible learning environment.

Why BYOD?
We are striving to progressively embrace and develop a highly effective ‘blended learning’ environment. The Ministry of Education describes blended learning as ‘a combination of traditional and e-learning practices‘ and it defines e-learning as ‘learning and teaching that is facilitated by or supported through the appropriate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)‘. We believe that the use of devices further develop our students’ 21st century competencies of digital literacy, communication and working collaboratively to problem solve and think creatively. We are also committed to create an environment in which digital technology and critical thinking work together to expand and deepen the learning experience.

Managing devices at home
The school has a book titled “Keeping your child / teen safe in the online jungle” and it is a recommended read for any household with digital devices. You can download the file of your choice by clicking on the link below the image.