Technology in the classroom focuses on progressive teaching approaches, practised and modelled to enable the technology to improve learning, collaboration and personalisation. Teachers can implement more responsive pedagogies, creating previously inaccessible levels of personalisation through differentiated delivery and ongoing formative assessment.
About the use of laptops to support student learning
Students use a range of technologies every day to enrich their lives and support their learning. They are used to access information immediately and from any location, and to support teaching and learning. Use of technology allows students to:
- Work collaboratively, sharing ideas and interacting with their peers, both at home and at school
- Improve their research skills
- Become independent learners
- Become responsible digital citizens
Effective use of technology can enhance student learning and is used frequently throughout the MGHS curriculum. Both the SACE and the Australian Curriculum require students to have highly developed independent learning skills, research skills and the ability to present their work using a range of media. Daymap is an online application used regularly by students and teachers to view timetables, access class resources, and view assessment tasks. A laptop or iPad is required to effectively use this application.
The school requires all students to bring a device to school, which has the capacity to access the digital content and learning programs provided by their teachers. To support this, we have a set of minimum requirements a device must meet and recommended devices. Due to this, the school network does not support Chromebooks or android devices without consultation with ICT Support. If you choose to provide your own device, please see the below minimum device specifications and be aware that the school will be unable to support repairs and maintenance.
- Operating System: macOS, Windows 10 or 11, iOS
- Laptop Hard Drive: 256GB SSD or above
- Wireless compatibility: Wifi 5 (802.11ac) or above
- Memory: 8GB RAM
MGHS is able to support iPads on our network. It is recommended the student have a Keyboard case and Apple Pencil. When students attend MGHS they are provided with access to Office 365 and the Adobe Suite. These software packages are compatible with the three operating system listed above including iOS.
How to Order a laptop
The school has partnered with Learning with Technologies (LWT) to provide up-to-date and reliable devices at educational pricing. Click here to order online: SRD Portal Please note, the SRD portal does not currently list iPads for purchase.
If you are purchasing a laptop from elsewhere or have any difficulties in acquiring a device, please contact ICT Support by phone 8272 8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about please refer to the Parent Handbook.