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At Narangba State School, information communication technology (ICT) is integrated across the curriculum in all year levels. With access to interactive whiteboards and touch panels in each classroom, students use computer and other technologies as an integral part of their learning. All teaching areas are internet connected.

The library has a lab of twenty-eight laptops and an air-conditioned lab in C block with twenty-eight computers. Classrooms have between two and six computers for independent student use.

Narangba State School currently uses Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 for applications across the school. We have a local area network linking all curriculum computers in the school as well as wireless access in every room. We have network printers in each teaching block and in the library.

Every student has been issued with an XO laptop which has an Android build and open office application. We have installed many apps which have been checked for their educational value. XOs are used extensively in many classrooms and teachers organise their planning incorporating their use. This structure ensures our students’ ICT learning is future focussed and embedded in their daily practice.

Teachers and other staff are continually upgrading their ICT skills and knowledge to integrate ICT into teaching programs and to support students. Specially trained and qualified staff manage the technology program and, through co-operative teaching and planning strategies, are able to involve and encourage the use of ICT by teachers to deliver the curriculum.

Digital resources at Narangba State School for school and home use
The use of digital technology in delivering the curriculum is growing at a rapid pace and there are many excellent commercial online resources offering a range of learning activities. 
 
At Narangba State School, we subscribe to two educational sites that are safe and available for both school and home use. Passwords and log in details are provided to all students.
 
World Book
The articles in World Book are written with students in mind. They begin at the most readable level and then become more complex the further on you read.  As new technical vocabulary is introduced, it is explained. A variety of pictures and other images can be used by students in project tasks. 
 
There are three levels of access available for students: Early World of Learning (for young students), World Book Kids (recommended for prep to year 5) and World Book Student (recommended for years 4 to 9).  Some of the excellent resources you will find include:
 
•    Easy to read articles that are especially written to suit students
•    Safe images, illustrations, videos, audio files and animations
•    Interactive games and activities
•    Teacher resources
•    A special feature that can be used to compare places and animals
•    Other features – dictionary, biographies, atlas, timelines, current events, science projects, easy search function
•    Research tools – citation builder (students cut and paste references into their projects), advice on how to research, a section which guides students through their research project and helps them to put it together.
 
 
Study Ladder         
This is a web based educational program based on the Australian curriculum which allows students to learn at their own pace. It covers mathematics, literacy, science, history as well as many other subjects. It is a great resource for reinforcing what is being taught at school and building confidence through practice. The free version allows students access to unlimited activities whilst at school and 3 activities per day from home. These activities are set by the teacher however, if activities have not been set, then a range of educational activities can be accessed.