KICE ICT Portal

Kangaroo Island Community Education

Information and Communication Technology Portal

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Rationale

In the 21st Century we all live in a technology and media-driven environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Effective citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

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Goals

Our goal is for students to use IT devices as a tool to support key processes in learning - accessing, organising, processing and publishing information, collaboration, creativity and communication - and for staff to use them as an environment to facilitate deeper engagement in learning and higher-ordering thinking.

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Programme Information

All students in year 6 have a KICE supplied iPad and students in years 7 to 12 have a KICE supplied laptop to support their learning at school and home.

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KICE Laptops

At KICE we supply every teacher and student from years 7 to 12 with a laptop. There are also 5 laptops in each of the Early Years classrooms. Laptops are purchased each year from the ICT budget with our returned laptops being utilized in the computer rooms at each campus. Our laptop program provides staff and students with the opportunity to explore a range of software programs online and pre-loaded onto each device.

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Don't Drop Your Laptop!

KICE iPads

The iPad Mini is the chosen device for our year 6 students across KICE, these are light weight and very portable making them a great device for introducing them to this technology. We also provide full sized iPads in class sets of 5 to each Early Years classroom across KICE. We manage all our iPads through a Mobile Device Management System called Meraki, this allows us to track and deploy apps and settings appropriate for each user and group.

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Online Safety

The Internet provides access to vast amounts of information and the opportunity for children to meet and communicate with people from around the world. Please take the time to look over the following website: https://www.esafety.gov.au/ 

KICE ICT Resources

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Daymap is a learning and student management system that understands the busy nature of schools and the demands placed on teachers, and has been designed to provide personalised access to a wide range of powerful features. Our core product, includes a range of features that can be used in a customised bundle that meets the needs of your school.
Adults and children who have good 10 finger typing skills are at a massive advantage at school and in life. Because they can type they will complete their work faster and more accurately and are therefore more confident and able to perform literacy tasks that daunt others. Today many children have developed poor keyboarding skills by early exposure to iPads and tablets. Typing Tournament can rewire their brains and build the muscle memory necessary for typing success.
ClickView is the world’s leading producer of educational videos. Clickview’s team of educators produce content here in Australia from Primary, Secondary right through to Further and Higher Education. Find resources for your next lesson in our Content Catalogue. Access TV recordings from 18 Australian free-to-air channels. Browse 38,672 of the best educational TV programmes and feature films contributed by educators across the country. Learn more about ClickView’s content
It's the apps you know and love Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Publisher and Access. Everything you need for home, school, and work. Built for teachers and students, full of powerful tools, and accessible from your favorite devices. Capture and organize all your class materials in OneNote, your digital notebook. Office 2019 is installed locally on KICE student & staff laptops but students and staff can also logon to Office 365 using their learnlink credentials from anywhere.
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ABC Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works! Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
From blank page to brilliant design. The world-class design tools in Creative Cloud give you everything you need to make anything you can dream up. Design logos, posters, brochures, ads and more. Combine images to make incredible artwork. And use our mobile apps to sketch, draw and create layouts wherever you’re inspired.
Each of the 1,400+ MathsOnline tutorials last around 4-9 minutes and present the concepts of the maths lesson step-by-step. Using synchronised audio and animation which harnesses both audio and visual learning styles simultaneously. MathsOnline lessons can be studied at home or at school and all devices.
Mathletics is a captivating online learning space providing students with all the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond. Powerful courses aligned to Australian Curriculum maths standards across the primary and secondary years, matched with dynamic tools and reporting for teachers. Mathletics supports and caters to each teacher’s unique blend of student-driven learning and teacher-led instruction.
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Seesaw is at the heart of the learning process for millions of students. The Seesaw platform encourages creativity and feedback that makes students excited to learn. Now more than ever, remote learning solutions are essential. Seesaw enables meaningful learning from anywhere, for every student.
Scorelink makes teachers more productive by reducing the amount of time they spend entering and managing their collected data. By making the data easy to enter and retrieve, it allows teachers to spend their time working with students, not undertaking data-entry. Scorelink also automates many data processes that are typically done manually, such as identifying over- and under-performing students and producing meaningful reports. This is all done to be as user-friendly as possible for teachers who may not necessarily possess a strong data background.