Technology in the Classroom
Emanuel School is a connected learning community maximising learning outcomes and creative opportunities by integrating technology as a transparent educational tool.
Whilst we all become more skilled and dependent on technology, Emanuel School recognises that the most important relationship is the one between teachers and students. We are at the leading edge of technology, with a comprehensive 1:1 mature laptop program, wireless access and a strong commitment to remaining at the forefront of delivering educational excellence. Students in our Years 5 to 12 have personal laptops. Students and staff are provided with a school laptop with a rich range of educational and professional software. Emanuel has a commitment to updating our hardware and network. The aim is to incorporate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) into the general learning environment in meaningful ways within the Harvard Teaching for Understanding Framework (TFU). Emanuel School looks ahead to capabilities in the future, constantly evaluates technologies on offer and plans ICT spending in order to give our students an educational advantage.
The ratio of computers for non-laptop students in Years K- 4 is about one per two students. As well as access to laptops and desktops, Emanuel has a set of iPads that are being trialed across the school.
Students love to use this new technology, and with their intuitive nature, quickly engage with the task instead of navigating and learning software applications. Students also benefit from the ongoing introduction of interactive whiteboards into the Primary School classrooms.
Anywhere anytime learning access to ‘Shearim' Studywiz, Emanuel's 24/7 online Learning Management System, allows students to engage creatively, access and submit work, and express deeper learning and understanding within a safe and secure, rich learning environment. Shearim (gates) opens wider communication for our school community and ensures users get relevant information. Teaching and learning with technology is overseen by Director of e-Learning, Mr Garry Case, who continues to lead the way in providing a high quality 21st century learning environment.