Kamaroi introduces Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills to upper primary classes when students have already developed well-grounded skills in reading and writing.
This ‘unplugged’ experience is seen as crucial to the development of creativity, original thought and an ‘uncluttered’ self image — a solid foundation for later application of creativity in the use of, and enthusiasm for, ICT in its many forms.
To facilitate maximum participation, ICT sessions occur in half class groups, with each child working on a separate computer. This program aims to give students a grounding in the basic computer and technology skills they will need later in their schooling.
Students learn to touch type and work on a variety of meaningful projects that integrate with their Main Lesson topics. Digital citizenship and cyber safety education teaches students appropriate skills for navigating the digital environment safely.
There is a strong focus on building student confidence in navigating the digital environment thus empowering students to approach new technology with curiosity, respect and confidence.