CGHS

Technology and Learning

Technology is playing an increasing role in teaching and learning in all areas of education and society. Canterbury Girls High School is targeting a range of strategic initiatives to improve students’ digital literacy and citizenship and to ensure technology is being used effectively to support students’ learning needs and outcomes.
A range of programs are implemented throughout Stages 4 and 5 giving students the opportunity to learn about coding, website design, digital animation and multimedia, developing interactive web content and applications while improving digital literacy.
Induction training is offered to students when they arrive at CGHS on how to access and use the range of learning applications and systems to better manage their digital information and use digital tools productively in their learning.

Learning Management Systems

To support and enhance students’ learning in the 21st Century context, CGHS staff use a range of platforms to deliver lessons, provide digital content and support student submission of classwork, homework and assessment.

 

 

(1) Students will regularly be asked to access worksheets and course information on a daily basis. All students have access to all resources on Moodle for their course ensuring equity and 24/7 access. It is school policy that all assessment notifications and scope and sequences are also uploaded to the school’s Moodle site to support students and parents in planning for assessment completion and, where requested, digital submission.

 

(2) This cloud based storage system has three main uses relevant to learning:

  • students can make secure backups of their digital resources and files
  • students can share files with classmates and teachers as required
  • teaching staff develop programs, assessments and activities which require students to use Google Drive applications (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides) to collaborate and share work to support learning and improve digital literacy and citizenship

Teachers and students have complete control over who they wish to share files with which makes this an ideal cloud based storage based system, and as an alternative to using USB “thumb” drives.

All students have free access to a Google Drive account through the NSW Department of Education which teachers will use to share files. To access this: students need to login using their school issued e-mail address (e.g.  jane.smith@education.nsw.gov.au) and their student portal password.

 

(3) Google Classroom allows teachers to tailor the delivery of their programs to the needs of the particular classes and students they teach. This application allows students to access a sequence of lessons, assessments and activities, collaborate with classmates and is often used in conjunction with the Google Drive range of applications. This application is also being increasingly used to support assessment submission in a digital format.

To access Google Classroom material, students are given individual access by their class teacher via their school issued e-mail address.

 

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

In 2014 the school implemented a 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) program. For more information please visit our BYOD page.

 

Free Software Downloads for Students

Students have access to free software downloads via the NSW Department of Education’s NSW Student's On The Hub website. To access this, students need to register using their NSW Department of Education e-mail address (e.g. jane.smith@education.nsw.gov.au).
Software available includes:

  • Microsoft Windows and Office applications
  • Adobe range of software for multimedia file processing
  • Anti-Virus Software

 

Online Safety

Information relating to online safety is extremely relevant and important. Students are provided with a range of information, and targeted activities embedded in the Personal Best program, ICT Induction and other curriculum units to improve their awareness of cyber safety issues and strategies to protect themselves online.
Useful Websites:

 

Last Updated August 2019

 

 



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