Information Communication Technology (ICT), is an integral part of the learning landscape at Albany SHS. Since 1997 we have been incorporating ICT into our classrooms, developing a range of facilities and teaching skills to meet the varied needs of both students and courses.
Every learning area has access to a number of computers- desktops and laptops that may be used by students to meet the outcomes of their courses. We take pride in the wide range of applications and technologies to which students have access. We are a dual platform school ensuring that students have access to both PC and Apple Macs in the course of their day so that they develop skills appropriate to a variety of work and learning environments outside the school. Other technologies such as document cameras, microscope cameras and data loggers are also being investigated for school use.
Initiatives currently underway are:
- Inclusion in the Albany Cluster’s “Schools Working Together” Project which offers online courses to Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)- see link to Special Programs.
- The facility for GATE students to access Humanities subjects and Sciences through the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).
- Federal Government’s 1:1 computer ratio - here at ASHS, macbooks and netbooks are currently on loan to several student cohorts. The computers will remain with students until the completion of their school studies in Year 12. ASHS also maintains enviable student access to high-end desk top computers in areas such as Business Education, Media Studies and Technical Graphics. The school is also investigating other technologies that may be introduced in place of laptops and netbooks such as ipads and ebook readers.
- Interactive whiteboards are in use in many areas around the school and our plan is to expand their numbers in the future.
- Students and staff have access to a wide range of video and audio items through Clickview. A take home version of the player can be downloaded at school and loaded on to home machines. Students can then download and view any material stored on the Clickview server at home thus enabling them to extend or consolidate lessons at school.
- Excellent video conferencing facilities are available in the new revamped ASHS library area. These facilities are used by students and staff such as those involved in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program which caters to both lower and upper school students.
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