Digital Technologies

Margaret River Primary School – TDS STEM Innovation Partnership

Digital Technologies is a new compulsory curriculum area, introduced to Western Australian students in 2018. 

“Digital Technologies empowers students to shape change by influencing how contemporary and emerging information systems and practices are applied to meet current and future needs. A deep knowledge and understanding of information systems enables students to be creative and discerning decision-makers when they select, use and manage data, information, processes and digital systems to meet needs and shape preferred futures.” (Western Australian Curriculum.)

At Margaret River Primary, Digital Technologies focuses primarily on encouraging students to use digital tools and systems to create, innovate and problem solve.  Students are taught the Design Thinking Process, which is solution-focused and action-oriented towards creating a preferred outcome.  With our school’s emphasis on Inquiry Based Learning, the specialist teacher collaborates with classroom teachers to facilitate authentic problems linked to their current inquiry, for students to solve.  There is a strong emphasis on using ‘hands -on’ equipment and resources, which allows students to connect the physical and digital world through technologies.

Margaret River Primary has recognised the importance of Digital Technologies and continues to ensure that this area is well resourced to cater for all students’ interests and abilities.

“Making interactive posters using MakeyMakey; coding with BeeBot, Lego WeDo, Microbit and Scratch”