In empowering our community of learners, Ascot State School believes firmly in the importance of embedding technology into learning.
The Australian Curriculum shapes our approach to digital literacy. Digital literacy encompasses the knowledge and skills students need to create, manage, communicate and investigate data, information and ideas, and solve problems. It assists students to work collaboratively at school and in their lives beyond school, including the importance of practising digital safety and wellbeing.
At Ascot, we run a multi-platform environment, providing access to iPads and Windows based laptops and desktops. Housing enough computers for whole class access, the Computer Lab is an integral part of the Library. P-2 classes are timetabled in the lab on a weekly basis. Years 2-6 make regular use of the school owned class sets of laptops.
Our classrooms have large interactive panel touchscreens, wireless network and access to digital tools and devices to provide anywhere, anytime access to ICT.
Students also have access to a wide range of functional and creative software across the Microsoft platform, including Teams and OneNote applications, and educational apps via their class iPads.
All students in Prep to Year 6 engage in the explicit learning of digital citizenship and internet safety, including the Alannah and Madeline esmart schools program for our Year 5 and 6 students.
For additional information in regards to online safety in schools please consult: https://www.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0028/145756/online-safety-in-qld-ss.pdf
Please note that this policy works in conjunction with the Ascot State School Student Code of Conduct and Student Internet Agreement signed upon enrolment.
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Microsoft Office 365 is free for students and school staff. Microsoft Office 365 gives students and staff access to Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, SharePoint and Access for free.
All Queensland state school staff and students can download the latest Microsoft Office to their personal home computers and mobile devices. This includes Windows and Mac computers, as well as Apple iOS devices (iPhone & iPad) and Android devices. Students and staff will need to use their school email address to sign in.
Microsoft Office 365 is available for personal devices only, not devices owned by the department or part of a school network. Your Office subscription lasts for as long as you're a Queensland state school student or school based staff member.
On a mobile device such as an iPad launch the App Store app and download the required app. Once downloaded sign into the app with your school email address and password.
How to download Office365 for Mac.pdf
How to download Office365 for Windows.pdf