At Catholic Regional College Sydenham ICT is considered to be a fundamental component of learning and teaching. The use of new and emerging technologies is integrated into the practice of teachers via the establishment of a professional learning community where collaboration is valued to enable the sharing of innovative ideas and contemporary pedagogical practice.This practice aims to facilitate student learning so that students become confident and discerning users of technology with a clear understanding of the role of technology within the local and global learning communities. We will provide students with shared eLearning experiences which encompass essential ICT skills and attitudes that embody Gospel values and the Catholic ethos. We will provide online learning spaces that support the flexible delivery of curriculum where teachers and students can access world class learning objects while retaining the ability to localise content. Within this context, ICT will be used to improve student learning outcomes by supporting collaborative learning experiences and maximizing student engagement. The individual use of iPads is a way to empower students to maximise their full potential and to prepare them for further study and the workplace. Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher,it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with iPads integrates technology into the curriculum any time, any place.
Students will assisted with each of these requirements in class during Orientation Week.
iPad 2 Rollout Evening Catholic Regional College Sydenham
iPad 2 Rollout Evening Catholic Regional College Sydenham
Learning and Teaching at CRC Sydenham– ICT is considered to be a fundamental component of learning and teaching– We aim for our students to become confident and discerning users of technology– Our teachers use online learning spaces that support the flexible delivery of curriculum– The individual use of iPads is a way to empower students to maximise their full potential and to prepare them for lifelong learning in modern society
Why the iPad?– Personal device and reasonably priced to act as a 1 to 1, anywhere, anytime learning tool;– Light and portable, easily carried in the school bag and to and from class rather than heavy textbooks;– The interface correlates to the technology students use in everyday life and allows for interactivity;– The iPad is an intuitive device with minimal technical support required and through the use of apps students can construct the product that suits their learning needs.
Using the iPad at schoolStudents must bring the iPad to every class.If the iPad is: – Left at home / Battery is flat The student will be required to handwrite the required task, with the potential to be required to attend study hall or be placed on a learning contract– Undergoing repair A short term loan may be provided if available. If there is a delay, the student must complete tasks manually
Using the iPad at schoolPresence of inappropriate materials, images or symbols mayresult in disciplinary actionsSound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtainedfrom the teacherMusic is allowed on the iPad and can be used at the discretionof the teacherUsing the camera during school hours is strictly prohibited,unless permission is obtained from the teacher for learningpurposesUploading pictures or videos of school-related events on theiPad to online media sharing sites (e.g. Facebook) is strictlyprohibited
Acceptable Use PolicyParent/Guardian Responsibilities Values, standards and respectful behaviourCollege Responsibilities As above and network facilities (internet, email etc) and provision of a stimulating learning programStudent Responsibilities Avoid/report inappropriate content, observe legal requirements e.g. hacking / viruses / copyright, protect own data/property and that of others
Managing Files & Saving WorkStudents must set up an online storage account usingDropbox (www.dropbox.com) to up/download learningtasks from DropboxStudents are also required to setup an Edmodo account(www.edmodo.com) so that they can join relevant classgroups in order to access the learning program andcollaborate with peersStudents should set up the iCloud function of the iPad toensure that content is backed up
Apple Care Protection Plan for iPadAppleCare Protection Plan provides one-stop service andsupport from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved ina single call.– Direct access to Apple experts– Beyond the Box will attend to all repairs. The school IT support group will assist students with repair.Get direct access to Apple experts for questions on a widerange of topics, including the following:– Using iOS and iCloud– Connecting to wireless networks– Questions about iWork for iPad and other Apple-branded iPad apps
WarrantyThe AppleCare 2 year Protection Plan providesrepair or replacement coverage, both parts andlabour, from Apple-authorized technicians. Servicecoverage includes the following:– Your iPad– Battery– Included USB cable and power adapter
InsuranceRepair/ Replace with New Coverage(please refer to insurance policy document in your handbook)Features: Not Covered:– Theft, fire and accidental damage – Wear and tear or cosmetic damage cover – Theft whilst unattended– Low $150 excess – Software (normally replaceable by– Worldwide protection vendor)– Includes theft from vehicles– Accidental damage including fire– Full theft, including theft from vehicles– Loss in transit (must be accompanied / cabin baggage on plane)– Coverage anywhere in Australia & Overseas cover (28 days any one trip)
Repairs & ClaimsDuring School Terms– Take your iPad to the IT Network Support Group– Fill in required paperwork– Collect loan iPad if availableDuring the School Holidays– Take your iPad to Beyond the Box, located at: 1 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds– Complete paperwork & collect loan iPad (if available)
End of LeaseIf a student is to leave the College before the leasehas been completed, any outstanding balance willbe owed to the College and parents will be invoicedthe outstanding amount.On completion of the lease, there are two end oflease options:– Pay a residual value based on fair market value. The residual will be between $1 and $75.– Return the iPad2 to the College.
Set UpStudents are expected to set up their individualiTunes accounts before orientation.– During Orientation students will be led through – Linking to the school network – Accessing email – Accessing the school intranet – itunes and the app store – Downloading apps – Online storage of files – Using the icloud and syncing their devices
There’s a list of Apps in your handbookStudents are required to download these bynext week as these will be used for theirlearning.
Built In AppsNews stand App StoreiMessage iBooksFind my iPad Safari (Internet)Email RemindersCalculator
Compulsory AppsCreative Book Builder QwikiBible EvernoteDictionary DropboxDragon Dictation EdmodoPopplet lite Idea SketchPlanets Jumbo CalculatoriWork (pages, keynote, numbers) Google EarthAnimation Creator HD Lite Popplet
Questions & Distribution– Michal from Beyond the Box – insurance, repairs & support– Laura & Carolyn – set up, apps and the app store– Distribution (6 points) – Alphabetical on Surname – You will need to provide the student’s name, date of birth & address – You will need to sign that you have collected the package