Digital Technologies

Manurewa West Primary School students have access to Digital Technologies, and teachers are able to support their learning to become connected, collaborative, critical digital citizens.

When delivering the new Digital Technologies Curriculum to students, and ensuring that it is embedded in all curriculum areas, it is important to have the resources to support this process. The school is therefore well resourced in providing devices to support students to access the digital space such as, iPads, chromebooks, desktop computers, laptops, and active panels in all classrooms. The senior students at Manurewa West use GSuite for education to support e-learning and use chromebooks as a tool for writing, maths, inquiry and research and teachers use a programme called Harpara to collaborate with students digitally. Computational thinking is developing across the school with both plugged and unplugged activities undertaken from Year 1-6. Coding and Robotics is developing with students using a number of applications and tools such as Scratch, Spheros, Spiderbots and Microbits to code. An important key competency within the digital space for all staff and students is learning to be a digital citizen and the values that underpin this.