Technology at Creaney encompasses the development and the support of new ways to collaborate and communicate, and require new skills such as computational and systems thinking. Technologies are an essential problem-solving toolset in our knowledge-based society.
This is created by developing digital portfolios, problem solving skills, robots, coding and programming, emails, photography, building apps and many other engaging and creative ways.
Knowledge, understandings and skills involved in the design, development and use of technologies are influenced by, and can play a role in, enriching and transforming societies and our natural, managed and constructed environments.
The Western Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies actively engages students in creating quality designed solutions for identified needs and opportunities across a range of technologies contexts. Students consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of technological change and how the choice and use of technologies contributes to a sustainable future. Decision-making processes are informed by ethical, legal, aesthetic and functional factors.
Through Design and Technologies students manage projects, independently and collaboratively, from conception to realisation. They apply design and systems thinking and design processes to investigate ideas, generate and refine ideas, plan, produce and evaluate designed solutions. They develop their ability to generate innovative designed products, services and environments.
At Creaney Primary School, students have access to a wide range of digital technologies. Throughout the day, they can be found using iPads, desktop computers, Microbits, Minecraft, Beebots, Blue Dots, and a range of other apps and robotics.
As a school, we have made a commitment to expanding our STEM resources. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. With the Design and Technologies curriculum being taught teachers have hit the ground running with a variety of challenge based tasks incorporating all the elements of STEM.
The P & C recently funded a new class set of iPads and 15 LEGO Education BricQ Motion Essential Kits.
Teachers at Creaney Primary follow the Western Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum, encouraging students to be creative, competent, safe users of technology.