Ponsonby Primary School is a multi platform and future focused school. Digital technology is an important aspect of preparing our children to participate, create and thrive in this fast-moving digital world. Here at Ponsonby Primary we are redefining learning and achievement through the use of digital technology by developing confidence and skill in the use of various digital technologies by increasing student engagement, global readiness and most importantly developing digital citizenship.
All teachers in every classroom at Ponsonby Primary understand the importance of balance between traditional learning (reading, writing and maths using books, paper and pencils) and the use of digital technology. This means students will only be on devices anywhere from 1-3 hours per week (however this can vary greatly due to EOTC, sports events and arts to name a few). As educators, we ensure we teach our children the appropriate digital skills and digital citizenship values from Year 1 onwards. We also ensure our children are using devices ergonomically by providing ergonomic surroundings with the use of flexible learning spaces and teaching them about screen time, viewing distances, seat and height posture etc.
You’ll find these posters, which are used as part of deliberate lessons, on all classroom walls at Ponsonby Primary.