|As a school, over the last 10+ years we have been increasing the use of digital technology in all learning areas. We see this as being an effective tool that will allow teachers and students to further develop their learning. This allows integration of education inside and outside of the classroom. Digital technology also refers to e-learning or e-ako where digital tools support and enhance traditional teaching practice and is transforming teaching and learning.|
The New Zealand Curriculum vision is to develop young people who will be “confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners”. It encourages all students “to reflect on their own learning processes and to learn how to learn”. At Katikati College we see e-learning as enabling our young people to achieve these goals.
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In 2018 it will be compulsory for all students in Year 10 – 13 to bring an acceptable device to school. Students in Year 7 - 9 are encouraged to bring a device to school.
In nearly every class your child will take there will be some form of e-learning. Devices are used for research, creating innovative work, collaborating with other students, receiving effective feedback and feedforward from their teacher and their peers, and recording their work (audio and visual). Our staff are taking part in extensive professional learning to support the integration of e-ako in their teaching.
Physical security will be provided through some lockers being available and an increased number of security cameras around the school. Students may also bring a padlock for their bags for additional security and have additional security software installed. Katikati College uses N4L (Network for Learning). This is Ministry of Education-provided internet with filtering.
We recognise that one device won’t last 7 years. Our analysis of standard learning has indicated that at years 7 - 9 a smaller device is adequate and for Year’s 10 – 13 having a device that can be used for NCEA assessments is essential.
The screen size is too small to allow the effective creation of work on these devices.
Family and friends of Katikati College receive a discount when purchasing through Noel Leeming.
In the College Newsletter, information evenings, emailing one of the teachers from the list below.
If you have any further questions, please direct these to anyone of the following:
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