Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Technology at Good Shepherd is viewed as a tool that allows each student to reach their full potential and be active participants in their learning and development.
“The goal with using technology in education is not simply to use technology to reproduce things we could already do without it, but to find entirely new ways to do things that we could not do without it.” (chrisbetcher.com).
Technology, combined with excellent pedagogy should assist in preparing students with the necessary skills to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. These skills include, but are not limited to:
- Critical thinking and problem solving;
- Collaboration across networks and leading by influence;
- Agility and adaptability;
- Accessing and analysing information;
- Curiosity and imagination.
With mobile technology and online learning platforms, such as Classroom, it makes it easier to adapt classroom environments to cater for more learning styles.
The Good Shepherd Technology website will keep you up to date with the exciting developments and various uses of technology. The site has been designed to provide information about online safety and current educational practices. There is also a variety of helpful tips and information to support the families involved in BYOD.