Jindalee State School students are part of the future of learning today. Our school hosted a technology conference and learning day for teachers from schools throughout the south east corner last Tuesday to share knowledge and ideas about using technology in learning. There were speakers from Education Queensland, Apple, Microsoft and Aliva/Lenovo as well as teachers and school leaders. Our move to Bring Your Own Device is the future of learning with technology and whilst we are not the pioneers, we are leading the way in region. These are changing times and exciting times. Many things have changed in the learning landscape over the past twelve months and we are ensuring that our students are at the forefront.
In year five in 2014, it is our proposal to introduce blended classes where students will be taught by trained technology teachers and will use a variety of devices. Students with laptops will continue to use these in their learning while other students may choose an iPad or a Windows 8 tablet device. Our data shows that 90% of students will choose to bring their own device. Year five parents have been invited to provide comments and to have questions about the proposal answered. A parent information night is to be held on Tuesday 12 November and the final makeup of the classes will be decided at the end of November.