Golden Grove High School has implemented an Information and Communication Technology Strategy where ICT is embedded within the learning program and is supported by mobile electronic devices such as laptops, notebooks and mobile phones.
This technology is a part of today’s world. Our students expect to communicate and gather information through the use of these devices. Our school is committed to an improvement strategy that provides students with access to modern learning tools so that students can participate in our Learning Anywhere Anytime program.
We now have a 1:1 laptop program, across year 9 – 12, where all students are encouraged to take up the option of a bring your own device [BYOD], or access the school Loan a laptop scheme for use in class.
All students can access learning materials at school and from home, via school systems including the website and remote access. Once configured to the school’s systems, a student laptop [BYOD option] can log into our virtual desktop server (Citrix) which provides access to our specific education learning resources, as well as currently available software packages including MS Office, to complete work tasks.
It is an expectation that students will bring their laptop to all lessons unless teachers advise that it is not required for specific tasks/lessons.
Daymap is our learning management system with checklist functions for daily bulletins, lessons, lesson notes and student notes and does require the use of a laptop for access at school. External access is available to students and parents alike.
Learn Link is the DECD product that provides internet/email/portals in public schools. It offers
- Improved email and internet filtering
- Automated identity management
- Faster internet access
- Larger mail box – 10 Gb
- Personal web based storage – up to 25Gb in SkyDrive
- Email attachments can be larger – up to 6Mb
- Internet quotas based on monthly usage is increased
Login will be the same for all email access through Learn Link and passwords will need to change regularly – students will need to protect their password and remember it as well as the access questions when changing it in future.