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About Us Information Technology

At Ivanhoe Girls', Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used to enhance learning and develop essential skills for life and work.

  • Students in ELC to Year 4 have access to iPads and laptop computers in the classroom, and access to a computer laboratory
  • Students in Years 5 to 9 use iPads as part of their regular learning under a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme
  • Students in Years 10 to 12 access learning materials via the School’s wireless network and the BYOD scheme.

ICT Infrastructure

Our ICT infrastructure is flexible, expandable and accessible to all students. We offer access to:

  • a wireless and cabled network across the School
  • six dedicated computer laboratories
  • scanners, cameras and printers
  • Windows and Mac Operating System devices
  • interactive whiteboards (IWBs)
  • our School Intranet, hive.

Offsite Learning

Facebook feedback on Offsite Learning, c. March 2020

In 2020-21 during periods of COVID-19 restrictions, the School intranet system, hive became the focal point for all teaching and learning. Together with Zoom and tools such  as Seesaw, staff were able to interact with students, assign lessons, give feedback and respond to the needs of students with a flexible and agile approach, and a focus on the wellbeing of students.  

  

Our Cyber Positive Education Program

 Our Cyber Positive Education Program has three strands:

  • Cyber Positive – how to use technology positively and avoid traps and pitfalls
  • Cyber Savvy – applying technology to advantage
  • Cyber Citizenship – the rights, respect and responsibilities involved with using technology.

Cybersafety

The Ivanhoe Girls’ Cybersafety Policy manages the risks of ICT being used inappropriately at School while maximising the benefits of ICT for students. Students, parents and staff sign a Cybersafety Use Agreement, which outlines specific expectations regarding the School’s ICT facilities.

ICT in the Curriculum

Teachers plan for purposeful, meaningful and relevant use of technology to enhance learning across all curriculum areas. Technology can also provide “hands on” engagement in technically complex activities, such as:

  • probes connected to computers to measure changes in temperature, oxygen concentration and motion in Science classes
  • polar monitors to investigate heart rate changes during exercises in Physical Education
  • on-site use of laptops in Geography fieldwork allows immediate recording of data.