Patterson Lakes Primary School recognises that Digital Technologies provides a unique opportunity to enhance student learning using online, collaborative and a wide range of digital technologies, which is made available via computers. ICT is an integral part of a child’s education. It is a domain that is mandated to be reported on in accordance with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards from level F-10 as set by Department of Education. By using computers, associated digital technologies including robotics and software packages students and teachers can interact and operate effectively in a modern technological global society.
Central to this program is the Multi Media Centre.
It contains a more traditional 30 PC lab and an Interactive Technologies & Communications Hub. The later is new and was officially opened on November 17, 2011. All classrooms in the school have small pods of computers and an interactive whiteboard.
The ICT Hub houses a number of different teaching and learning spaces and employs a range of different technologies. These technologies are woven into instruction by a specialist teacher to make engaging and realistic products and experiences for our students.
ROBOTICS at PLPS
The school ahs been involved in robotics since 2000. Even through pasrt of it are part of the specialist program special groups prepare and participate in RoboCup Junior Australia competitions. School teams have been successful throughout this time in the Primary Dance division often being winners or runners up Melbourne Regional and State level competitions.
We are very proud of all our school RoboCup Junior teams. See our latest team news at http://www.patterson-lakes-ps.vic.edu.au/articles/49
A team of dedicated students run our school radio station. They produce weekly live shows broadcast on the schools PA system and is later podcast. All our shows can be heard at http:bit.ly/plpsradio.
Shows consist of regular and featured segments. Regular segments include jokes and competitions. Features include interviews and student performances.
PLPS TV (currently on a hiatus)
An enthusiastic group of Year 4 students have embarked on a TV show production called. ‘Where, Oh Where is Nosey Bear/’. He has become a beloved character around the school. He has his own theme song and web site where the podcasts are housed. The children are working hard to learn the skills required to cooperate together to complete a full scale, yet short show. You can catch each episode at http://noseybear.podomatic.com/. You can also view at http://plps4ict.edublogs.org as you follow Mrs B’s blog working with students of PLPS.
Episode 1 Series 1: Pilot episode. Presenters Lana and Alex.
Episode 2 Series 1. Mysterious egg event and the Opening of the MMC. Presenters. Lana and Summer
Follow Nosey Bear and PLPS TV on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/plps-tv-nosey-bear/id482325832?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
ICT Policy 2010