1:1 Netbook Program

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1:1 Netbook Program

At Findon, we have a 1:1 netbook program for students in Years 3 to 6. Students are given the opportunity to use a netbook from the school. Students have access to these netbooks both at home and school. Over 95% of families take up the option to take their devices home. For the students who do not choose to take their netbook home, their netbook will be locked up outside of school hours.

The DET Netbook research shows that students with 1:1 access to a netbook are:

  • more motivated and engaged in learning
  • better organised which improves literacy and numeracy outcomes
  • better able to collaborate and think analytically

1:1 Netbooks improve learning in and out of school by encouraging:

  • anywhere, anytime access to learning
  • independence, eg promotion of problem solving skills
  • greater access for family involvement in education through accessing their Netbook
  • collaboration between students in global classrooms
  • students to communicate appropriately and safely in social websites
  • the ability to access homework and school information online and offline
  • more time for teachers to teach students to use the internet appropriately as a tool to learn
  • greater access to real-time information, digital learning resources and educational software
  • working in online spaces where students can access varied content to support their level of understanding in a subject area
  • immediate feedback on their learning, students have access to reflect instantly and not wait for their work to be corrected by the teacher
  • the ability to digitally capture any learning, such as videos or photographs to create stories
  • opportunities to discuss cyber bullying as a real issue and discuss impacts of this as a class