School vision
Croxton School staff will be equipped with necessary Digital Technologies training and resources to plan and integrate Digital Technologies use in their classroom to meet students individualised needs, in order for students to leave school and access the community as effective and responsible users of Digital Technologies.

School purpose
The shared purposes are that all Croxton School students are learning to:

  • use Digital Technologies to create simple information products through a variety of learning tools such as, netbooks, notebooks, iPads and MacBook Airs;
  • use Digital Technologies tools to visualise their thinking and record their thinking strategies for use in future problem solving activities;
  • progress through to maintaining a digital record of evidence of their learning in all domains that enables them to reflect on learning how to learn to become confident users of the technology for communicating with others.

Curriculum rationale
The Digital Technologies curriculum at Croxton School enables students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through the application of information systems and specific ways of thinking about problems. Students acquire a deep knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and information and the processes associated with creating digital solutions so they can take up an active role in meeting current and future needs. The Digital Technologies curriculum at Croxton School has been designed to provide practical opportunities for students to explore the capacity of information systems to systematically and innovatively transform data into digital solutions through the application of computational, design and systems thinking.

Curriculum aims
The Digital Technologies curriculum at Croxton School aims to ensure that students can:

  • design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs
  • use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions
  • apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments
  • confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
  • apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.