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e-Learning

e-Learning Vision

To establish an e-Learning environment where digital tools are consistently utilised to engage and motivate students, in order to enhance learning and encourage creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Our students need to be confident and capable users of ICT and understand how to use ICT effectively across the curriculum. Just like the ability to read and write, ICT literacy is now an essential life skill, empowering students to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, communicate and create diverse information through engaging with information and communication technologies. e-Learning can contribute directly to the development of the Key Competencies as outlined in the NZ Curriculum – managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing, thinking, using language, symbols and texts. 
(Enabling the 21st Century Learner, MOE, 2006)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information Communication Technology

At our school we believe that the use of ICT (Information Communication Technology) as a tool for learning enriches the learning experiences of students by enabling access to knowledge, information and experiences from a wide range of sources. The use of ICT, to access the curriculum, encourages critical thinking, imagination and creativity, problem solving, innovation and collaboration and reflection. Therefore, the use of ICT tools is an integral feature of teaching and learning at our school, within our Modern Learning environments, which encourages choice, flexibility and collaboration.  We aim to help students use ICT to develop the skills and knowledge they need to become lifelong learners in a digital and global community.

 

 
Digital Citizenship

Drawing from the Key Competencies and Values in the NZ Curriculum and the growing body of research knowledge, NetSafe has produced this definition of a New Zealand Digital Citizen:

● is a confident and capable user of ICT
● uses technologies to participate in educational, cultural, and economic activities
● uses and develops critical thinking skills in cyberspace
● is literate in the language, symbols, and texts of digital technologies
● is aware of ICT challenges and can manage them effectively
● uses ICT to relate to others in positive, meaningful ways
● demonstrates honesty and integrity in their use of ICT
● respects the concepts of privacy and freedom of speech in a digital world
● contributes and actively promotes the values of digital citizenship

 

Papatoetoe East Primary School has developed a policy for Digital Citizenship which incorporates considerations for cybersafety. Students explore these concepts as part of classroom programmes and information literacy lessons in the Library Information Centre. Families and staff members are encouraged to read and sign agreements for the responsible use of digital technology.

Click on these links to read more.

Download Digital Citizenship Agreement

 

Students use computers, laptops and iPads as tools to support their learning within classroom programmes. Some examples of good websites to support learning can be found on the 'Web Wonders' page. Some suggestions for iPad apps are listed below. Please click on these apps to download from the app store.

Apps we recommend

Endless Reader
Free
Endless Reader
READING
Ready to Read Books
Free
Ready to Read Books
READING
Pic Collage
Free
Pic Collage
PHOTO STORY
Write About This
Free
Write About This
WRITING
I Can Write 2
Free
I Can Write 2
WRITING
Popplet
Free
Popplet - Brainstorm
WRITING
Padlet
Free
Padlet - Brainstorm
WRITING
Scramble
Free
Scramble
SPELLING
Dictionary
Free
Dictionary
SPELLING
Chicktionary
Free
Chicktionary
SPELLING
Picture Dictionary
Free
Picture Dictionary
SPELLING
Math Bingo
Free
Math Bingo
MATHS
Tanzen
Free
Tanzen
MATHS
Numberlines
Free
Numberlines
MATHS
Math Fight
Free
Math Fight
MATHS
Prezi
Free
Prezi
PRESENTATION
Educreations
Free
Educreations
PRESENTATION
Doodle Buddy
Free
Doodle Buddy
ART
Crayola Paint & Create
Free
Crayola Paint and Create
ART
Puppet Pals
Paid
Puppet Pals
CREATE STORY
Story Wheel
Paid
Story Wheel
CREATE STORY
Pigeon
Paid
Don't Let the Pigeon
CREATE STORY
Word Collage
Paid
Word Collage
WRITING
Book Creator
Paid
Book Creator
PHOTO STORY
Phonics Stories
Paid
Phonics Stories
READING
Photo Comic
Paid
Photo Comic
PHOTO STORY
Story Buddy
Paid
Story Buddy 2
WRITING
Kidspiration
Paid
Kidspiration
WRITING
iMovie
Paid
iMovie
PRESENTATION
Tellagami Edu
Paid
Tellagami Edu
PRESENTATION
Explain Everything
Paid
Explain Everything
PRESENTATION
Spelling Hero Game
Paid
Spelling Hero Game
SPELLNG
World Book Amimals
Paid
World Book Animals
GENERAL
Fruity Fractions
Paid
Fruity Fractions
MATHS
Dragon Box Algebra
Paid
Dragon Box Algebra
MATHS
Numberlines School
Paid
Numberlines School
MATHS
Basic Facts
Paid
Basic Facts
MATHS
Math Bingo
Paid
Math Bingo
MATHS
Maths Bugs
Paid
Maths Bugs
MATHS
Meteor Maths
Paid
Meteor Maths
MATHS