Technology is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum at Arden, helping us to engage students and enhance their depth of learning. We use technology to assist us in the provision of individualised learning experiences that cater for different interests and learning needs. Our students use apps, software, digital subscriptions and online resources to investigate, design, compose, research, explore and discover.
From Kindergarten to Year 12, students have access to netbooks, laptops, iPads and SMARTBoards, as well as other technology, to support their learning.
At Arden we want to prepare our students to be responsible and effective digital citizens in a connected global world.
To help students develop a range of digital learning skills, technology is used to:
- communicate and collaborate online in meaningful ways
- understand and integrate information
- research safely
- problem solve, innovate, think critically and creatively, and
- ensure students have current knowledge of digital systems and new technologies.
In addition to Kindergarten to Year 6 having access to netbooks, laptops, and SMARTBoards, students from Year 4 to Year 6 are allocated their own iPad to assist their learning at school and at home. The students work naturally and instinctively on iPads and enjoy having their own device to create and learn with.
Our Junior campus has extensive wireless connectivity and our flexible learning spaces allow students to use devices in all areas of the school.
Our cybersafety program begins in Kindergarten and all students participate in cybersafety sessions.