Innovation and Technology
At Lindfield we believe that technology plays an integral role in helping students learn and live in an increasingly digital world.
Learning with Technology
At Newington College we believe that technology plays an integral role in helping students learn. In some cases, that involves studying technology as a discipline – from the use of data and information through advanced areas like robotics and app development. Increasingly our use of technology is across all learning areas.
Informed in part by the work of Dr Ruben Peutendura (SAMR) and his contemporaries including Punya Mishra and Matthew J Koehler (TPACK), we see the value of using technology not just as a ‘substitute’ for more traditional learning mediums– say, a laptop replacing pen and paper – but rather to augment, modify and even redefine learning activities, making possible new forms of engagement, interaction and growth.
Through the introduction of online tools and innovative applications, our teachers use technology to enrich our students learning, leaving them with skills, tools and ways of thinking that will be beneficial well beyond their schooling at Lindfield.
Technology allows the boys to create, connect, organise, and personalise their learning.
Our technology program encourages students to be independent learners, with a constructive, problem solving approach to their studies. Technology empowers them with the ability to take their learning anywhere.
Technology encourages a collaborative learning environment, allows students to share work effectively, fosters strong research skills and creates students that are ethical and informed.
Allows students to develop a method of organising files and resources, taking and revising notes, and reflective and portfolio approaches that suit their own individual learning styles.
Using technology encourages students to reflect on their own learning and learning methods, and shapes them to be an effective and responsible user of personal and mobile technologies.
Technology Program at Lindfield
Newington has made some recent changes to its device program to adapt to the new innovations in learning technology.
Students in K – 5 and Year 7 will be provided with a Newington owned iPad Air 2 with 64GB of storage and WI-FI only capability. This device will be managed by Newington ICT and your son will be provided with a special school Apple ID managed through the Apple School Manager Program.
Apple School Manager and Classroom App boast many great features and new possibilities for using iPads in the classroom. An additional bonus is a feature that allows ICT to take away the headache for parents when setting up iPads ready for use at school.
As well as the practical management and administrative benefits, Apple School Manager is expected to enhance the learning experience for both students and teachers in the classroom and eliminates a number of common issues and concerns that parents can experience when managing iPads at home.
Tools to Enhance Learning
Read about our philosophy towards technology use in the classroom and find our what your son needs to get started at Newington on the Learning with Technology insite.