The Digital Technologies curriculum enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problem solving. Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions so they can take up an active role in meeting current and future needs.
The curriculum has been designed to provide practical opportunities for students to explore the capacity of information systems to systematically and innovatively transform data into digital solutions through the application of computational, design and systems thinking.
The curriculum also encourages students to be discerning decision makers by considering different ways of managing the interactions between digital systems, people, data and processes (information systems) and weighing up the possible benefits and potential risks for society and the environment.
The Digital Technologies curriculum aims to ensure that students can:
design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs
use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions
apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments
confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.
St. Margaret's Primary School Maribyrnong is an e-Smart School and received this accreditation in October 2017. Through the work of the staff and school, St. Margaret's through it e-Smart program aims to educate children of the importance of Cyber Safety and how to stay e-Smart when conducting activities online both at school and outside in the real world. St. Margaret's Primary School Maribyrnong became an accredited e-Smart Membership School in February 2018.
As a school, St. Margaret's holds an annual Cyber Safety session run by the Allanah and Madeleine Foundation in conjunction with the e-Smart team.
Our school has been proudly supported by Effective Tech Solutions since October 2019 maintaining and servicing our school's IT systems and devices. For further information about Effective Tech Solutions, please contact the school.
eSmart website - Contains a great variety of links and some relevant readings around age appropriate guidelines, cyber initiatives, etc.
Apps Information and Safety Features - A great resource for parents who want to read up on apps and safety features
Common Sense Media - A helpful resource for reviews of games and apps that kids might be on (similar to above)
Online reporting for cyber bullying/concerning content.
St. Margaret's next Code Camp for Winter 2023 will be taking place at St. Margaret's from Monday 3rd July 2023 through to Wednesday 5th July 2023!
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