Sunday, June 10, 2012

Twenty-first century learning at Freemans Bay School

We have just rolled out i-pads to every class in the school. These are part of a range of devices available for our students. Each class has PCs, netbooks and now i-pads and access to a pod of i-pods.

This roll-out of digital devices  is further resourcing our e-learning vision vision  at FBS.

The biggest thing about students being able to utilise devices such as netbooks, interactive whiteboards, i-pads is their motivation and enthusiasm.

Increased digital devises enhances opportunities to learn by offering students virtual experiences and tools that save them time, allowing them to take their learning further.

Our commitment to e-learning   enables us to provide a 21 century curriculum where our learners are:

Flexible, open minded and creative


Effective Communicators and creators

Focused on problem solving

Critical thinkers

.... and Globally connected

E-Learning facilitates shared learning by enabling students to join or create communities of learners that extends well beyond the classroom.

E-learning encourages connections by enabling students to enter and explore new environments overcoming barriers of distance and time.

Parent Portal Workshops

Last week we held two parent workshops to facilitate more active participation with our Knowledge Net portal.

KnowledgeNET allows us to extend  learning beyond the classroom by providing a powerful online learning environment that gives our  students easy access to learning resources, reflections and assessment information.

With KnowledgeNET our students  can easily share their learning with their parents. Parents are able to see into their child's learning world at school. They can see their student  learning reflections,   evidence of their learning and comment on their students learning from where-ever they are.

Our KnowledgeNET portal  gives parents  a window into your their child's classroom.

It is a convenient and  quick way to monitor their child’s progress by way of the internet.

Parents  have instant access to important information about your child, including evidence and samples of your child’s learning, records of achievement and attendance data.

We hope that these workshops will encourage more parents to support their child's learning through our parent portal.