14 August 2017

Information Learning Technology

During the school break the ILT team continued with technology strategies to reinforce and enhance teaching and learning at Scotch.

Many of the boys have received their new MacBook Airs as part of the two-year rotation and boys new to Scotch were excited to receive their laptops. New parents joined us for an orientation where they were introduced to the resources Scotch has made available, including Parent Connect. Several members of the team spent a Saturday afternoon with new boarders and parents introducing them to new laptops and providing them with an orientation session. All involved appreciated these events.

A considerable amount of technology has been installed, replaced or renewed on the Scotch campuses and as per usual, much of it is seamless and will go unnoticed except for the occasional comment that something is faster, better or more convenient.

The SEQTA software suite is now central to the School's daily operations. The Student Connect portal provides all the teaching and learning resources needed in a subject. The Parent Connect portal allows you to stay connected with how your boy is undertaking his studies as well as containing electronic copies of past Academic reports from 2013.

This term the Year 8 boys will join the Year 9 and 10 boys in using eTextbooks in Science, English and the Humanities. In this next year the wider adoption of eBooks is a focus for the school.