Within Curriculum for Excellence, the technologies curriculum area relates particularly to contexts that provide scope for developing technological skills, knowledge, understanding and attributes through creative, practical and work-related activities.
The Technologies framework has six organisers, namely:
- technological developments in society
- ICT to enhance learning.
- computing science
- food and textiles
- craft, design, engineering and graphics.
The important purposes of the technologies depend upon the effective interdisciplinary working through connections across and between subject boundaries.
ICT refers to forms of technology that are used to transmit, store, create, display, share or exchange information by electronic means.
Being skilled in using ICT is essential if children and young people are to be effective contributors able to communicate and interact on a global scale
Several curriculum areas including the technologies provide opportunities for children and young people to consider security aspects associated with ICT, for example keeping personal data secure, and the important consequences of these for individuals. It is important for children and you.
Our programme of study incorporates the use of programmable toys, computer, I-Pads, internet, email, digital still and video cameras, Wii and interactive whiteboards. All classes have desktop computers and an iPad, the school has a computer suite and a set of iPads. All classrooms have an interactive whiteboard with a dedicated laptop.
We follow Renfrewshire Council’s policy on internet use and ask consent from parents before allowing children to use the internet.