Digital Literacy

Digital literacy includes the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to find, evaluate and use information. Students need to understand and use information from a wide range of internet sources and perform tasks effectively in a digital environment. Digital literacy also includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate new knowledge gained from the internet.

Junior School

Digital literacy is progressively developed in the Junior School as students grow in their understanding of themselves and their world. Students begin in Pre-Kinder with a weekly lesson to learn how to use computer-based tools. Over time, they learn how to use different applications that will help them perform as digital designers and authors. iPads are introduced by 3rd grade and in 5th grade each student uses a school iPad daily for researching and authoring. Throughout the program progression, students learn how to make responsible decisions as digital citizens – which includes internet searching, information privacy and understanding plagiarism.

Middle School

Today’s information society requires that students be technologically literate. Through the study of information and communication technology, students enhance their awareness of the impact and development of technology in the modern world. Middle School students acquire and perfect technological skills. The focus throughout the course is on proper educational use of technology to support learning.

High School

The students complete units of work on information literacy, report writing, spreadsheets, production of user guides using Desktop Publishing Software and robotics in the workplace. Students also have the opportunity to make and program their own robot, demonstrating an understanding of basic programming concepts and the use of sensors and complete a project where the pupil takes on the role of working for a company producing a new computer game.