Information and Communication Technologies

"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." ~ John Dewey

Teachers are working with students whose entire lives have been immersed in the 21st century media culture. Today's students are digital learners - they literally take in the world via the filter of an array of computing devices such as mobile phones, laptops, iPads and gaming devices.

Twenty-first century education integrates technologies, engaging students in ways not previously possible, creating new learning and teaching possibilities, enhancing achievement and extending interactions with local and global communities.

When you walk into one of our classrooms we hope you will find it looks nothing like what you may have experienced. Tranby College is a digital school. We believe we need to be both relevant and engaging with today's young people.

Engagement is not about paying attention, it is about being an active participant in one's education. Students today need to understand that they have control over their learning and are encouraged to ask questions, search for answers and seek help when required. The development of creative solutions to problems is a critical skill for our students to possess. Students should not be so concerned with failure that they are afraid to stretch their thinking and test their ideas. We also believe the ability to work well with others is essential to student success in todays society. Technology affords many avenues of communication and collaboration and as educators we have an obligation to assist students in the appropriate use of these tools to enhance these skills.

At Tranby College all students in Years 4 -12 have a one to one device, with Years 4, 5 and 10 providing their own Apple MacBook device affording them seamless access to their learning and resources 24 hours a day. Our younger students also have access to the latest technologies at school, from smartboards to laptops, iPods to iPads.