21st Century education integrates technologies, engaging students in ways not previously possible, creating new learning and teaching possibilities, enhancing achievement and extending interactions with local and global communities.
MCEETYA Contemporary Learning: Learning in an Online World, 2005
At St Joseph’s, we have acted responsively and proactively to the reality of the modern world through having technology as ubiquitous as possible in the learning environment.
When asking the question “What are the optimal conditions for learning?”, technology is not the answer! What is the answer is effective, evidence-based teaching practices and learning processes of which technology is a powerful and considerable component. Digital, enables learning to occur in ways otherwise not possible. It activates learning which is connected, social, relevant, personal and engaging.
At St Joseph’s, students have access to a variety of devices including chromebooks, laptops and iPads. Students each have their own digital identity through Catholic Education including their own Google Drive. As such, students are taught about digital citizenship and safe and ethical online behaviour.