Integrating technology into the classroom

St Francis Xavier’s Primary School, Belmont is about to embark on its next phase of fully integrating technology into the classroom.

In 2020, students in Stage 3 will be the focus of the BYOD (bring your own device) project. The focus of this project is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to be active members of a contemporary world. It is important to understand that a BYOD project in Stage 3 only works if supported and resourced in the lower stages with sufficient embedding of technologies into classroom pedagogy.

St Francis Xavier’s has for many years been integrating technology into the classroom by giving the students access to both stand-alone and mobile devices. The students use these resources every day and across multiple key learning areas.

When you walk around the school, you might see students engaged in robotics or creating digital animations. The students might be using Popplet to brainstorm ideas, entering data into Excel spreadsheets, creating a Word document or researching information.

Classes might be having an online discussion with someone from the Sydney Opera House, the National Museum or an author who is providing information and strategies to improve their creative writing.

At St Francis Xavier’s, we believe that by continuing to use and integrate the latest technology into the classroom, we are giving the teachers and students the opportunity to not only significantly redesign tasks, but to create new tasks that were previously inconceivable.

To find out more about St Francis Xavier’s Primary School, Belmont, head to our website.

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