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Computers and technology

Through the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the curriculum, we are helping students become knowledgeable about the nature of information, comfortable with the technology and able to exploit its potential. The overall philosophy is to use ICT whenever its interactive potential can enhance and extend the quality of work being undertaken by students. It is used to develop logical thinking, problem solving and control techniques and also to give confidence and the capability to use ICTs in later life.
 
Our main goal is equipping and empowering students, rather than merely transferring knowledge - guiding students in learning to learn.  We believe students are eager to learn and with guidance they will seek out and discover knowledge on their own. Teachers as life-long learners will continue to focus on their curriculum and balance their pedagogical skills to best utilise ICT in an educationally purposeful way. ICT in a contemporary world is being reflected in classrooms
 
In the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program we aim to establish an environment and a relationship with students where they can feel safe, comfortable and are able to be encouraged to push themselves to the best of their abilities in all learning areas.
Devices should support:
· Evolving use of ICT for collaboration and creating of knowledge
· Extensive ability to share information locally and globally
· Online educational environments
Information and Communication Technology is integral to learning. The use of ICTs can accelerate, enable, improve and transform student learning in all key learning areas and phases of education. Through use of ICTs, teachers can engage the digital generation, improve individual learning opportunities, spark innovation and enhance pedagogy.
BYO Solutions
 
The following links are supplied for parents to access BYOD information and devices. The school does not endorse any one supplier as this is a parent choice. 
 
 https://www.officemaxschools.com.au/school?SchoolId=4207 access code: 42QC1A
Help and Support
  • 8:00am - 3:30pm Daily

The school provides a range of technical support to assist students with difficulties*. This is available from 8:00am - 3:30pm in the school IT Hub. Limited support for BYO devices may be available such as assistance with connection to the school’s wireless facilities and installation of specialist software.

Elearn - Blackboard Online Classroom
 
Elearn can be accessed from home by visiting http://elearn.eq.edu.au students can also install the blackboard mobile app and use the search term "DETE" to find the Department of Education Queensland Learning Place code once the app has been installed. Students use their normal school login username and password.
Email
 
Email can be accessed from any internet enabled device - http://owa.eq.edu.au

 

Backup your Device and USB Drives

Please ensure you and your child uses a backup program to ensure data (including assignments, homework and images) are not lost.
  • PC Devices can use a program like Create Synchronicity or any other backup software of your choice that allows for incremental backup (saves time by only backing up new or changed files).
  • Mac Devices can use Time Machine (already installed on all Mac Devices)
  • USB Drives are not reliable, please ensure data is kept somewhere other than these devices
 
Microsoft Office (Free to Staff and Students)
Microsoft Student Advantage allows students with BYOD to install Microsoft Office on up to 5 of their BYODs. Click here to download your copy of Microsoft Office. You need to sign into this page with your school email address and password.
Adobe CC
Click here to download Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) Direct: install any programs you believe you need for school or just to learn for fun, and take it to the technicians to be serialised. Do not purchase any products as the school already is licensed for your BYOD and we will supply this as a part of your text and resource payment. Remember, to have this product serialised, you must have your school fees up to date.
Autodesk
 
Click here to download Autodesk Student Edition Direct: install programs required for Graphics and other ITD subjects. Remember you must have a Windows OS for these free software packages to work properly. Talk to your teacher for more information if required.
eMatrix Practice Testing Software
 
Click here to download GMetrix. Students can undertake Microsoft Office tests (and more) from year 10 to gain QCE points. If your child wants to practice for these tests, then please have them download GMetrix onto any PC with office 2013, and they can practice before they sit the real test.
Microsoft IT Academy (Certiport Accreditation)
If students wish to undertake Microsoft IT Academy 'Certiport' accreditation, parent/guardians will have to return the permission form. All information Certiport can be found here: QDETE Parent Permission Participation Privacy Certiport.
Video Tutorial and Support (All Queenslanders)
 
Lynda.com
 
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) now has free access to Lynda.com for all QLD residents. To access this excellent resources so that you or your child can learn computer programs, please:
 
1.    Join SLQ by clicking Here
2.    Once you have joined up with SLQ, and have a username and password, click Here
Adobe.com
As an Adobe School of Creative Excellence, we encourage students to actively learn the Adobe products by using helpx.adobe.com for their learning needs. Self-paced videos and tutorials are available through this site.
*Access to school devices and support is dependent on resource contributions being up to date at all times.