ICT (Information Communication and Technologies) is integrated and embedded into the curriculum. Middle and Senior school learning and their ICT’s are supported by a parent leased school issued laptop which is renewed every three (3) years. Students are taught ICT’s both explicitly and implicitly from Year 7.
The introduction of parent leased school issued laptop computers has facilitated a paradigm shift from "teacher-centred teaching" to "student focused learning", where the teacher works alongside and collaboratively with students to enhance their learning. As these devices are the main tool used by students in Years 7-12, students are taught to research, communicate and collaborate in a global context to become critical thinkers.
The rapid growth of the use of online social networking tool has led to a number of emerging issues for our community. As an eSmart accredited College, the school takes a proactive approach to these issues and part of our response has been the development of programs to assist our students to use these tools wisely when they communicate online.
At Genesis Christian College, it is not only students who learn. The College invests significantly in the professional development of its staff to keep them abreast of advances in technology and implications for the classroom.
When connected to the network at Genesis Christian College, all students and staff can access a range of resources including:
- The State Library of Queensland
- The Moreton Bay and Brisbane City Council Libraries
- University of Queensland’s UQ Cyberschool
- TV for Education, a digital video delivery system
- Scootle – access to online learning objects and media
- Edmodo – an online learning management system
DIGITAL EDUCATION REVOLUTION
The school wishes to acknowledge the funding received by the National Secondary School Computer Fund for its assistance in helping the school to improve its ICT infrastructure and to move towards achieving a 1:1 student to computer ratio for Year 9 to 12 students.