Belvedere College SJ has a proven track record for excellent learning and teaching.
In the context of the Department of Education and Skills ‘Digital Strategy for Schools (2015-2020), Enhancing Teaching, Learning & Assessment’ and the OECD Horizon Report Belvedere College SJ have been using mobile technology to assist student learning since 2014.
Our chosen device is the IPad. The Steering Committee have been working together with Wriggle since 2012 to investigate alternative educational devices, E- books and educational apps. We have looked at national and international case studies, identifying the critical success factors to promote a positive impact on student learning and teaching.
We are mindful of challenges that change presents and have planned accordingly.
Belvedere College SJ has a proven track record for excellent learning and teaching. Building on that tradition, we have embraced the technology which will empower your son as a digital citizen.
We currently have two dedicated IT suites and one class of IT per week for each student. A well- resourced IT function and a commitment to staff Continuous Professional Development however we aim to make every classroom a digital classroom.
We aim to promote Learning without Limits, aiming to embed a culture of cross curricular accessibility to IT. Today’s students need IT at their disposal without the confines of a physical classroom or building. This puts the learning into their hands and goes further in accommodating visual, audio and kinaesthetic learners. It facilitates student collaboration, personalised learning and grants access to securely monitored global community resources.
Policies are in place to outline responsible use of technology in class and students will use the technology as directed by staff. Will they use it every lesson? No. This technology is another tool to enable your son to learn in a way that best supports his needs: another layer to his enjoyment and achievement in the Belvedere College SJ experience.
It is a shared responsibility and partnership between the college students, staff and parents. Parents will be supported along the way through workshops on security, parental settings, digital citizenship and cyberbullying.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.