Eastern Ranges School values sees technology as crucial in supporting our students in social, communication, and behavioural interactions.
Following the Victorian Curriculum, programs are established based on:
- Design and Technologies
- Digital Technologies
ERS has invested significantly to meet the learning needs of our students for the 21st century. Research highlight the vital roles technology can play in improving outcomes for students with disabilities. ERS has 2 Technology Rooms- Primary and Secondary. Each classroom is equipped with two iPads and two computes. In addition, we have a Magic Carpet Room and Green Screen Room for filming. The school also has as 12 interactive screens across the school.
Video Modelling is a focus at ERS, and we contribute to METV as well Our School Show to support School Wide Positive Behavioral Support (SWPBS). We stride using Video Modelling to help our students learn functional life skills. In addition, we are proud to have won awards for some of the videos students have created! Previous videos topics have included: washing hands, greeting people, personal care, cyber-safety and fire evacuations.
We also explore a variety of different coding/programming devices, such as Sphero, Bee-Bots, Edison Robots, and a variety of Apps to teach our students visual ways of coding/programing.
The technology department at ERS is proud of all our work over the past 3 years since establishing the program. We also have held special events/activities such as: Girls Technology Club, Robot Incursion, Lego Power design car competitions, Life Education Van Visit about Cyber-safety and many others. If you wish to discuss Technology at ERS further, please feel free to contact Mark (ASD Technology Specialist).
We are also proud to be an e-Smart School.