Use of Technology
As a one-to-one iPad school, the use of technology as an aid to transform learning is important to us. To guide our use in the classroom we base our practice on Dr Ruden Puentedura’s SAMR framework, which focuses on the modification and redefinition of learning using technology; using this framework, it is common for our students to create, design and collaborate using technology.
As a G-Suite for Education School, a large number of our teachers are successfully trained as Google Certified Educators, and Google Apps such as Google Classroom and Google Drive are used regularly to enhance the learning of our students.
In all sections of the school teaching and learning with technology is supported by our Technology Coaches who work with, and train, teachers and students in the integration and use of technology.
St. Julian’s provides students with a diverse curriculum which both expands and deepens their understanding of the world around them and is focused on our 10 Learning Essentials, designed to enable our students to develop the St Julian’s values of respect, independence, responsibility, commitment and honesty, in addition to the IB Learner Profile.
See how each key stage uses technology to support, enhance and transform their learning:
- KS1 - Class teachers have access to banks of iPads to enable them to plan to use technology.
- KS2 - Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 are provided with an iPad.
- KS3 - All of our students in KS3 are provided with an iPad.
- KS4 - The use of technology is supported through our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy and all of our students are expected to bring a device of their choice to support, enhance and transform their learning.