Digital Education

Hillbrook realises the importance of preparing our students for leadership in an increasingly complex digital world. Therefore, learning is underpinned by engagement with technology so that the school stays at the forefront of educational practices.
 
We provide a dynamic flexible learning environment that enhances digital literacy, while encouraging deep rich learning opportunities and personalised learning.

Digital Access Pass

Students need to be able to use technology effectively and responsibly to be able to maximise their learning opportunities. In addition, teachers, and the school community, must have confidence that students are competent, discerning and ethical in their use of technology.

The Digital Access Pass is a three-step educational program designed to encourage and support the development of Hillbrook students as responsible online citizens.

Laptops at Hillbrook

Hillbrook’s laptop program for students is an exciting initiative to support our focus on teaching and learning.

In an increasingly digital world it is essential that our students develop ICT skills and abilities and importantly, they are able to use such technologies in their everyday learning. It is not about learning to use the technology but rather using the technology to enhance learning. Currently all Year 7, 10, 11 and 12 students are provided with a school laptop.  The laptop program is supported by an Online IT Helpdesk, an IT Support Centre and explanatory information.

 

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We have to think what we are preparing students for.

Rodney Reed

Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University

iPads at Hillbrook

In 2018, iPads will be the primary computing device for Years 8 and 9 respectively. The use of these mobile devices is designed to introduce students to a broader variety of teaching and learning activities.

Teaching and learning for students using an iPad will continue to be focused around the iPad’s versatility, and the range of apps that provide teachers with opportunities for innovative learning goals, and students with creative tools for deeper understanding and knowledge creation.

Students will not need a laptop for their classroom work, during these two years. 

Digital Corner Articles

 

28 Days Without A Mobile Phone

March 9, 2018
Have you ever set yourself a challenge that you weren’t confident that you would complete? This February, Hillbrook teacher, and Head of Digital Education, Miriam Scott, did… Read More

Do You Have A Giant Digital Footprint?

March 2, 2018
Most people are not aware they are adding to their online record whenever they access the internet.  You leave a trail of information behind you and… Read More

Digital Australia Report 2018 – Released

February 23, 2018
#DA18 is the seventh study in a series of national research in Australia and New Zealand that began in 2005 with a report called GamePlay Australia. In… Read More

VPN Ban

February 16, 2018
Hillbrook strives to protect students, both offline and online. The school’s filtering system is designed to ensure that students are not exposed to inappropriate content, and… Read More

Digital Access Pass

February 9, 2018
Students need to be able to use technology effectively and responsibly to be able to maximise their learning opportunities. In addition, teachers, and the school community,… Read More

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