Digital technology, which includes computers, smartphones and tablets, as well as social media and other mobile apps and digital software, is pervasive in a boy’s personal life. However, digital literacy is important in education as it is a proven tool for enhancing learning experiences. Boys already have access to and familiarity with a range of digital tools — parents can encourage the utilisation of these tools to make for a more effective learning experience. Here are just some of the ways digital technology can support learning:
Digital literacy is the ability to use digital technologies to research, create and complete tasks. It can also be used for entertainment, connecting with other people and keeping informed. Digital literacy is important in education to ensure children have the skills and knowledge to perform basic tasks for living in a digital society, and to be equipped with a digital foundation that prepares them for tertiary education and the workforce of the future.
Trinity Grammar School provides boys with the opportunity to learn broadcasting and production techniques, in addition to other behind the scenes creative arts courses. For some boys, this is a great alternative to being in the spotlight. These opportunities allow them to work behind the scenes making videos or helping to stage school productions with lighting, filming and sound. Courses such as these are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.
The phrase “innovate or die” wasn’t coined without reason. Innovation is defined as ‘changing processes or creating more effective processes, products and ideas.’ Innovation in schools is essential in giving children an education that is relevant in our ever-changing world. Being innovative is not just inventing new things or bringing robots into the classroom, it’s adapting a classroom environment to deliver better teaching.
By Evan Karagiannis, eLearning Integrator
The Junior School recently staged its 4th annual Safer Internet Week. Safer Internet Week equips students to become digitally fluent 21st century citizens through authentic, unique and engaging learning experiences. Throughout the week, Kindergarten to Year 6 students participated in various age appropriate activities.
Reading is the single most effective way you can help your child to build his or her vocabulary. Strong vocabulary can help your son communicate and express himself better, and will be a benefit when he starts school. While we know that nothing can replace the benefits of reading, there are other avenues available that can help build our children’s vocabulary skills and engage them on a different level.
These vocabulary apps for early learners can help develop and broaden your son’s vocabulary.
The pros and cons of technology are a regular source of debate, particularly when it concerns young people, their education and the role of technology within education. Technology can have a profound impact on learning for children with dyslexia. There are many online tools that can make dyslexia management in the classroom easier for children, teachers and parents.
Here, we have identified the 20 best apps for kids with dyslexia. These tools can help with reading, writing, organisation, learning and presentations:
It’s likely you spend a lot of time trying to prise your teenager’s device from his hands. You are not alone. It is a fact that technology plays an increasingly vital role in your child’s life. It’s important that we recognise this and encourage children to use technology responsibly and as a learning tool. There are many apps that are particularly helpful as homework and study aids.
By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English
“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.
By Michael Leadbeatter, Dean of Technological and Applied Studies
The Technological and Applied Studies Department at Trinity Grammar School has had another busy year. I would like to recognise the great work of our students – we are so proud of their unique achievements. I’d also like to thank our staff members who have dedicated themselves to ensuring Technological and Applied Studies students get the best possible opportunities. They have spent many hours undertaking professional development, making sure they keep up-to-date with the latest technological and educational practices.