ePAW: eLearning at Undurba
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Undurba State School is a community of 21st century eLearners for whom collaboration and teamwork are essential elements in driving creativity and imagination through critical thinking and problem solving. ICT (information and communication technology) is a natural and essential part of learning where staff and students investigate, manage, create, and communicate with ICT in a socially and ethically responsible way.
The aim of ePAW (expanding Potential AnyWhere) is to create and support teaching and learning in a digital learning environment. This approach supports our Undurba State School eLearning vision to educate and engage students utilising the rapidly developing and changing world of technology. All students (Prep-Year 6) actively use eLearning devices and engage in ICT opportunities that are purposeful, engaging and intrinsically linked to curriculum, quality teaching practice and maximising student learning outcomes. eLearning at Undurba State School provides the place, time and opportunity for students to access, evaluate and transform information beyond the immediate task. Our ePAW program also offers students in years 3-6 the opportunity to bring their own personally owned iPad and participate in cutting edge contemporary one-to-one learning (each student has a personal device), bring your own device (BYOD) program. For more detail regarding our ePAW BYOD program, please access ePAW Policy and Procedures.
Students will use their device for a range of purposes throughout all stages of learning such as planning and researching; applying and deepening knowledge; reflecting, evaluating and sharing. It is not expected that these devices will be in constant use nor replace the important need for students to learn to read and write using more traditional forms. Similar to all teaching and learning tools in our school, the devices will be used to enrich the learning experience.