This project aimed to:
Develop a digital literacy program using iPads and other emerging technologies to extend students’ knowledge of global learning
Give students exposure and experience with new technologies and the social and ethical implications of using these technologies
Further Develop teacher skills in using new technologies
Teachers in the Grovedale
P-12 deaf facility use iPads as teaching tools on a day to day basis and this
project allowed them to upskill themselves in the technologies and apply their
learning to the classroom. One example of this is recording formal and informal
assessment using applications such as Evernote as well as taking photos of
The teachers from the
facility visited other iPad programs and used the knowledge gained to develop a
more comprehensive digital literacy program.
Further information about this project is available on the VDEI website.
began by increasing the use of the iPads in facility sessions and increasing
the range of different applications used. These were used for language
and literacy development, such as Auditory Memory, numeracy and social
skills program work.
Student learning plans
incorporated the use of iPads to further develop literacy and numeracy skills
and student outcomes. Teachers also use the iPads to track and keep notes
of student improvement and outcomes using shared documents – using the
application “Evernote”. This is something that the whole school has now
implemented for student documentation and individual learning files.