Innovation and Technology
Calrossy Anglican School has introduced state of the art educational technologies and learning systems enhanced by the School’s connection to AARNET, Australia’s Academic and Research Network. This investment allows our system to accommodate extreme peaks of demand with a minimum of congestion and removes geographical barriers to the creation of new educational experiences and research-led innovation.
At Calrossy, technology is an integral part of the learning experience. We do not simply teach computer classes but rather technology is used to enhance our curriculum and to teach our students the skills they need to be successful and to keep pace with the constantly changing global technological advances. As a component of an integrated education environment, students have access to desktop computers as well as bringing their own iPads, connecting to the School’s wireless network. They create videos, websites, learn computer coding and use green screen technology and 3D printing to engage in a variety of learning scenarios. Projectors, whiteboards and Apple TV’s are available for use in every classroom and these are used for everything from sharing learning to video conferencing with experts from across Australia and around the world.
Digital Technologies is a mandatory class in Years 7 and 8. This is a new curriculum in Australia involving computer coding and computational thinking skills. Students are using technologies such as Sphero robotics, Makey Makeys and soft circuits to learn more about what computational thinking involves and how they can use coding in meaningful ways. Elective classes in Stages 4 and 5 are being developed in the Digital Technologies areas.
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