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E-Learning 1 to1 Laptop Classes

MacGregor State School have set up seven wireless laptop classes that operate on an one laptop to one student initiative that  use digital pedagogies across the key learning areas.

In a culture where students are digital natives, it is required that educators respond and embrace the needs of the growing digital culture with a digital environment where students learning are immersed in ICT's.

In the creation of such an environment it is expected that the benefits of having a one to one laptop student ratio will encourage:
  • emphasis on individual student learning
  • student motivation - increased engagement by students taking greater pride and ownership of their learning.
  • access to a wider range of online learning resources
  • interaction with the wider community
  • active inquiry based learning - explore tasks, critical thinking and informed decision making
  • involvement in real life tasks
  • multi-sensory stimulation
  • develop discipline and managerial tasks
  • the link between school and home relations.
The classes have been set up with each student having their own laptop which connects wirelessly to the school network and all the online resources and software that has to offer. This incorporates internet access to the web. Teachers deliver lessons immersing ICTs in a range of curriculum areas and have a dedicated laptop and Interactive White Board for the electronic learning of their class.

The students begin the Laptop digital experience in two Year 4 classes. This cohort then in the following years move through the Year 5, Year 6 classes.