Mayfield State School is committed to providing students with the best possible opportunities to develop as digital learners. We recognise that to be successful and productive 21st century learners, students need to be versatile users of emerging technologies, equipped with the ability to design and create innovative digital solutions.
Students and staff from Prep to Year 6 have access to a range of digital system devices including laptops, desktop computers, iPads and classrooms equipped with wall mounted, interactive audio-visual displays. All year levels additionally have access to whole class sets of iPads to enhance curriculum delivery and a fully equipped computer lab where a digital pedagogy specialist teacher delivers digital technology lessons to all students each week.
Through specialist digital technology lessons students are developing knowledge and understanding of digital systems and data, and process and production skills to create digital solutions. Digital technology lessons also focus on learning to write algorithms (sequenced steps) to code robots, using a multitude of devices such as Bee Bots, Dash, Edison and Sphero robots to support student understanding of visual programming. Students also have the opportunity to use devices such as Microbits and Makey-Makey kits and have access to other innovative technologies including 3D design and printing and software such as Scratch, Scratch Jnr, Tinkercad and Minecraft Education.
Digital pedagogy, infrastructure and opportunities for learning at Mayfield State School will continue to play a key role in developing digital literacy skills and helping to ensure students can engage and achieve in an ever-advancing technology-rich world.