Smart use of technology

Technology should never be an end in itself. It should always be used as a tool for progress. An enhancer, an accelerator, an assistant. It is a good servant and a terrible master.

The purpose of this page is to illuminate the many ways that technology can be used in smart and innovative ways with the aim of building creators instead of consumers of technology.

Smart use of technology

Technology should never be an end in itself. It should always be used as a tool for progress. An enhancer, an accelerator, an assistant. It is a good servant and a terrible master.

The purpose of this page is to illuminate the many ways that technology can be used in smart and innovative ways with the aim of building creators instead of consumers of technology.

Google Drive

The College uses Google Apps for Education (GAFE) giving us unlimited cloud storage.

iPads

Shared iPads are used extensively throughout the Primary School and move to 1-1 in Years 5-8.

MacBook Air

Students in years 9-12 have access to MacBook Airs for their 1-1 device.

24-7 Access

Our online systems allow access outside of hours to learning content and files.

Educational Technology

Tools for enhancing and accelerating learning in the 21st Century.

At King’s we pride ourselves on our implementation of cutting-edge technologies to enhance learning and also to give students real-world experience in areas like robotics, 3D design and 3D printing.

In both the Primary and the Secondary school areas, students have unique opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving in the digital technologies arena.

Further to this, students begin the journey to one-to-one computing via the use of shared iPads in Prep to Year 4 and then each child receives a device from Year 5 and up. Upon reaching Year 9, students complete their schooling with MacBook Airs.

Technology Alone is not enough

Technology gets a bad rap in education because too often it is seen as a toy and a distraction, rather than a tool for learning. This issue has been amplified by the overwhelming amount of children having access to smartphones and tablets from a young age.

This has led some to perpetuate the myth that these children are “digital natives”. Many students are very literate in social media and playing video games, but illiterate with learning technology.

The job of the educator, in what some are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is to help students and parents navigate this new world where technology is ubiquitous but also invaluable in taking us forward as a nation.

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