Burwood East is very passionate about the use of digital technology to aid and extend student learning. The school has a dedicated multimeadia room, where there is a green screen, fully equipped with filming lights, a video camera and large flat screen television. There are iPad tripods, which assist in filming and external microphones to help create quality films.
Burwood East believes that digital technologies should be incorporated throughout the classroom. We have a mobile computer lab, fitted with the latest Mac Book Pros, which are available to all students. Each class have their own dedicated iPads, with the availability of more from a shared iPad trolley, equipped with the latest technology.
Each classroom has an Apple TV connected to TV screens or interactive whiteboards, where students are able to 'mirror on' and share their work with their peers, or the teacher can utilise the technology to deliver information.
The schools uses the Compass app to communicate with parents, with instant notification, ensuring you are always aware of happening at the school or can see what your child has achieved in class.
At Burwood East Primary School, the eSmart framework works with the school-wide Wellbeing policy to assist with the implementation of a whole-school culture and behaviour change relevant to the smart, safe and responsible use of digital technologies. eSmart aims to assist teachers, students and the whole school community to embrace the benefits technology has to offer, and reduce the exposure of students to online risks.
eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national project committed to providing schools with resources to protect children from online risks such as cyberbullying and accessing inappropriate content.
Burwood East Primary School began our journey to become an eSmart school in late 2015. Since registering with eSmart, there has been a review of policies, procedures and resources across the school. Burwood East is committed to ensuring the framework is implemented across the wider school community throughout each school year.
The whole school community is encouraged to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours within both the school and home setting.