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Computing

 

 

How we teach computing at our school

 

All children are given the opportunity to use the school computers in the classrooms. The children also have regular access to the  whiteboard as well as 30 laptops to share amongst the Junior classes. The children have now got access to 30 I-pads which were recently purchased. There is an Interactive Whiteboard in each of the 8 classrooms.

 

The children are encouraged to become familiar with the keyboard using a variety of software programmes as well as the internet. The computers are used in all areas of the curriculum including: Design Technology, Art, History, Geography, Maths, Science and all areas of Language Arts. We now have interactive whiteboards in each of the classrooms. At St Margaret's we believe that it is important to provide children with every opportunity and every mean to facilitate their learning and best prepare them for the future.

 

Computers are used as an invaluable resource for the development of concepts, skills, knowledge, understanding and values to enhance the curriculum and to enrich the students’ lives with a multitude of resources and interactive media. In addition, children have access to online resources where they can further their learning.

 

The school has a very strong policy on Computing and Online Safety. The children are supervised on the computers and only visit sites they are allowed to access by their teachers. In addition, children are regularly taught about the importance of staying safe online.

 

Computer Safety

 

Below are links to information showing you how to turn on parental controls for YouTube and also how to switch on Safe Search for Google.

 

Google Safe Search

 

YouTube Safety Mode

 

How to switch on and lock YouTube Safety Mode

 

How to report illegal content on YouTube

 

The school has a very strong policy on Computing and Online Safety. The children are supervised on the computers and only visit sites they are allowed to access by their teachers. In addition, children are regularly taught about the importance of staying safe online.

 

Below are some of the sites you may like to visit which, will help you as a parent, at home to ensure your child is safe when using the internet.

 

ThinkUKnow

 

ThinkUKnow is the education programme of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre aimed at young people, and encourages Internet. It is based around 3 key themes;

 

How to have fun

How to stay in control (or how to take control)

How to report a problem

 

The Education programme consists of a presentation, which is given to young people in school, youth groups and other youth environments, a website aimed directly at young people, which also contains information for teachers and parents, a number of hard hitting education films designed to make young people think about who they are talking to online and other resources including posters and a range of promotional material.

 

ThinkUKnow  

 

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