Technology in the Classroom
At the Flagstaff campus, students have access to iPads and/or laptop computers in their classrooms. This gives them access to the learning technologies they need to support their learning, as directed by the teacher. Students in Years 5 and 6 study a subject called Digital Technologies, in line with the Victorian Curriculum guidelines.
At the Tambo campus, there are also laptops available for students to use in class. The curriculum at Tambo includes Digital Technologies as a subject at Year 7. Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 all undertake one subject per semester from the Digital Communication and Technology stream of our Pathway Subjects block.
Although there are laptops available to share, students in Years 7 – 12 are best to provide their own laptop computer, if they are able to. Then they can use the same device at school and at home. This means they can manage their own filing and storage systems on their laptop and will bring home with them the work they need to go on with.
If you are considering purchasing a laptop for use at school, please be careful to check that it will be compatible with the school system.
To work with the school system and meet the learning needs of students, the computer must meet these requirements:
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) technical requirements:
The device must be capable of running Windows 10 Professional
The processor must at least be an i5 or i7
The device must have at least 8GB RAM
The Hard Drive (HDD) must be at least 128GB, preferably 512GB HDD
The battery must last at least 6 hours
The device must have a physical keyboard
The screen must be at least 11.6”
The device must have a padded carry bag
Chromebooks or Apple/MAC devices will not be connected to the school server
Suitable devices can be purchased through Learning With Technologies (LWT) Order Portal. Note that LWT is a private company and not a service provided by the school. To purchase a device through LWT, or just to look at what they offer, access the following webpage:
LWT Order Portal https://swiftscreek-p12.orderportal.com.au
You can contact LWT on 1300 839 605 or email to: mailto:email@example.com .