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Year 6 Laptop Programme

Digital Technologies

In order to develop a strong understanding of the key expectations in the Responsible Use Agreement, students in Year 6 participate in a yearlong inquiry class led by the Digital Literacies Coordinator. The aim of this inquiry is to help the Year 6 students transition into Year 7 and MYP with a sound understanding of appropriate, independent use of their new laptops and also to develop a digital portfolio format they can continue to use in subsequent years. The program specifically inquires into what it looks like to be a good digital citizen in today’s learning environment, utilising their new laptops and other mobile technologies in a positive manner. Elements that are explored in-depth include online safety and security, communication methods, the DC Responsible Use Agreement, design and layout features for good digital portfolios, and skills needed to create their own digital portfolio based on inquiry findings.

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