Technology is ubiquitous, touching almost every part of our lives, our communities, our homes.
At Toowoomba Grammar School, we recognise this fact and remain committed to implementing technology in our environment, not as an end to itself, but rather as a tool to enhance teaching and learning.
Technology in the classroom
A laptop program is in place for all boys in the Senior School. Boys in Years 7 through to Year 10 are provided with a laptop for learning by the School. In Years 11 and 12 the boys bring their own device. All students in the Senior School have access to a wide range of learning resources through a number of platforms for the distribution of information, collaboration with their peers and teachers and access to research and information. Textbooks are also accessed online courtesy of the School. All boys and parents are expected to sign and adhere to the Technology User Agreements. The School monitors all internet traffic to prevent bullying, restrict access to inappropriate websites and promote positive relationships.
Commissioned at the commencement of 2016, the Learning Laboratory has been designed not only to assist the development of improved teaching and learning but also to allow for greater connection with our own school community and other educational communities within Australia and overseas. The room has been fitted with three moveable cameras and six micro microphones; projection is available around the room. Teachers are able to book the room and can record and later analyse their lesson from a variety of angles. It is also possible for other staff to observe the teacher in action from the dedicated one-way observation booth at the rear of the room. The technology in the Learning Laboratory also allows others in remote locations to view a streamed meeting or those in different locations to collaborate.