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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 students learning.

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.

Teachers 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.