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Classroom technology

From their earliest days at Mowbray Public School, students are given the opportunity to build skills and experience to let them thrive in an increasingly technology driven world.

Starting in Kindergarten, students have access to school provided iPads. These early Stage 1 students can use both school-based applications such as letterland and galaxy maths as well as online applications such as reading eggs.

Students access online applications through the Department of Education's filtered internet browsing system that provides a safe online environment where inappropriate material is blocked.

In subsequent years, students always have access to full-size laptops using the latest versions of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud and G Suite apps (previously Google Apps).

Students also have the opportunity to bring their own computer or tablet to school for use during lessons. This has several advantages such as allowing the student to use a familiar device, allowing a personalised setup of folders and shortcuts and simplifying the process of continuing activities started at school whilst at home. Technical support is always on hand to ensure these devices can access the school's wifi network and school resources as required.

In every classroom, the teacher uses a state-of-the-art large touch-screen display to deliver lessons. These displays can do everything from acting as an electronic whiteboard to showing fully interactive multi-media presentations.

The school also has two connected classroom video-conferencing facilities. These allow students to take part in presentations where the instructors at the remote location can see and interact with the students. This question and answer style presentation really keeps the students engaged and involved in the presentation. Students have enjoyed presentations from Taronga Zoo, the Botanic Gardens as well as a virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House.

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