Digital Learning Programme
Kristin is renowned for integrating innovation and technology in teaching across all year levels. A key component in our digital programmes is the ability to incorporate the latest advances in technology into the classroom and apply this to each student's individual learning requirements.
With the introduction of iPads across the Junior School in 2013, we have seen huge growth in the amount of technology utilised in the classroom but, more importantly, in how, why and when the digital tools are used. The iPad revolution has enabled some outstanding learning outcomes with students across the school.
Sharing work that has been completed and having time to discuss and present learning to others is a key part of what we do at Kristin. The integration of iPads, combined with the introduction of Apple TV devices in all classrooms, provides the opportunity to do this wirelessly and with ease. This now means that anything which can be created, viewed or explained on the iPad can be shared with others easily.
Below is a summary of the school-wide digital learning programme. More information about the programme and device specifications can be found under Information Services.
- Kindergarten-Year 4 – iPad Classroom Pods (the ratio is 3:1 students to devices)
- Year 4 – Optional BYO Table
- Year 5 and 6 – BYO-Tablet Programme
- Year 7 – BYO-Tablet Programme (1 year trial)
- Year 8* – Fully Provisioned Windows Laptop Programme (Lease-to-return agreement)
- Year 9 and 10 – BYO-Laptop Programme
- Year 11, 12 and 13 – BYO-Device Programme
Year 8 Middle School Students only - The 2012 Middle School Fully Provisioned Laptop Programme will enter its third (and final) year, but Year 8 students will gain Administrator Rights to their laptop, thus joining the school-wide BYO-Programme for 2014. If enrolling during 2014, new Year 8, 9 and 10 students will join the BYO-Laptop Programme.
Full details and specifications for each programme are available from Information Services, including student device recommendations, support and information for selecting your device.
Developing our students' ability to manage themselves safely and appropriately online is a key component of the digital learning programme. Digital citizenship is taught across all year levels of the school.