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e-Smart

eSmart Schools LogoAt Ivanhoe East we are committed to being an eSmart school.  The eSmart Schools program is a behaviour-change initiative designed to help schools improve cybersafety and reduce cyberbullying and bullying.

An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.

Throughout the school cybersafety is integrated into student learning and students in Levels 3-6 have regularly cybersafety lessons during their ICT Specialist sessions.   

For parents regularly cybersafety information and resources are provided through our website, newsletter and information evenings.  More information about eSmart is available at www.esmart.org.au.

e-Smart News

New Laptops

 As part of being an eSmart school we endeavour to provide students with a rich learning environment where students have equitable access to a range of quality digital devices.

 At the beginning of the year the school purchased 84 Lenovo Yoga laptops for the Year 5 & 6’s. 

 This is what some of the students said……

"I like the new computer because they don’t take a long time to load and they are nice and small." By Christian.                         

   "A fun, inspiring and educational way to incorporate fun into learning." By Evan.

                            

 We have just purchased another 32 laptops for the Year 4’s and a set of 28 for the Library and Technology centre.    These excellent devices should be ready to use by the end of this term.

 

Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology

 

 Common Sense Media publishes independent ratings and reviews for nearly everything kids want to watch, read, play, and learn. They never receive payments or other consideration for their reviews. There unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the creators or by our funders.

 

Because media profoundly affects our kids' social, emotional, and physical development, Common Sense Media rates media based on both age appropriateness and, for digital media, learning potential. They rely on developmental criteria from some of the nation's leading authorities to determine what content is appropriate for which ages. And research on how kids learn from media and technology informs their learning ratings. Their goal is to give you trustworthy information so that you can decide what works for your family. They know every family and every kid is different -- but all families need information to make great media choices. 

 

Choosing the right media for your kids

 Their guidelines help you understand what content isn't only age-appropriate but also developmentally appropriate for your child.

 Apps

Books

Games

Movies

Music

TV

Websites

 

This website is an excellent resource for today’s media and technology rich world.  To find out more information please visit the Common Sense Media website - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

 

Safer Internet Day (SID)

Safer Internet Day (SID) is in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated on Tuesday 9 February 2016, with a theme of 'Play your part for a better internet!'

Over the next two weeks the students will be learning about cybersafety, with a specific focus on being a good digital citizen.  

To find out more information about how you can help your child become more cybersmart please visit the esafety website.