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Computers and internet​

Every classroom in the school has an interactive whiteboard which allows teachers and students to access the internet to support teaching and learning. Computers for student use are available in each classroom and the library resource centre. Students at the school must abide by the departments policy in relation to use of computers and internet access. Students and parents are required to sign at the beginning of each year the school's computer use and internet agreement (DOC, 75 KB).

Cybersafety and cyberbullying guide for parents and caregivers 

The internet, mobile phones and instant messaging provide wonderful opportunities for children to learn, be creative and socialise online. They also provide opportunities for inappropriate behaviour, bullying and harassment to occur – causing pain and suffering to the targets of such behaviour.

Cybersafety and cyberbullying guide for parents and caregivers provides important information for parents about cybersafety and cyberbullying. It suggests what you could do if your child is the target or is responsible for inappropriate online behaviour provides important information for parents about cybersafety and cyberbullying. It suggests what you could do if your child is the target or is responsible for inappropriate online behaviour.

iPads

iPads are a recent addition to the ICT resources at the school. The applications (apps) on an iPad may turn it into a communication tool; a motivational device for learning, practising and/or reinforcing educational concepts and skills; or an exciting toy.  An iPad is not a magic tool that will 'fix' all the communicative and educational needs of students with disability, merely through their use. Consideration must be given to the iPad as a device as well as the range of apps that are available.  Consideration must also be given to how the student might carry out the same communication and educational activities if the iPad was not available.

Claremont Special School will be using the Student, Environment, Task, Tool (SETT) Framework to determine appropriate technologies for classes and individual students.  The Stages Developmental Framework will expand the 'student' component of the SETT framework. The SETT Framework, developed by Joy Zabala (2005), is an organisational instrument to help collaborative teams create student-centred, environmentally useful, and tasks-focused tool systems that foster the educational success of students with disabilities.