CLEAR Technology @ MCC aims to reinforce using the College’s CLEAR values (Christlikeness, Learning, Excellence, Attitude and Respect) as a filter for decision making when using technology. Currently we are using and continuing to develop a whole school CLEAR Technology work program for students to improve their capacity to understand and apply ethical and socially responsible principles when collaborating, creating, sharing and using digital technologies, data, online processes and tools/equipment.
Network access for all students at Mackay Christian College is a priority, providing a valuable educational resource. ! In 2015, parents of students in Year 5 to 12 will provide an iPad for the students as standard school equipment. The iPad is the only approved learning device for use at the College. The use of cloud technologies provided by the College, enables students to supplement an IPad with other devices at Home, if preferred. The iPad’s light weight and compact design, ease of use and long battery life make it an ideal tool for use in teaching and learning.
Our school is proud to announce we are now officially an eSmart school. We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are now well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology. We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home.
Whatever technology device you have, it requires special care and attention in order to perform properly and safely.
To become responsible users of information communication technologies we need to be aware of the digital footprint we leave.
The internet is a powerful tool and we need to equip ourselves to explore and enjoy the e-adventure with excellence!
The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, and it has also enabled or accelerated new forms of human interactions through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking. However this access can also pose hazards and staying safe online becomes of paramount importance.
It is important to understand copyright guidelines and correct referencing.