Digital Learning at Baradene
We have a state of the art, fully functioning, wireless environment which gives students access to all the resources necessary for a supported engaging learning environment.
Students are asked to bring a specific device, a premium Ultrabook/tablet hybrid, that works for all learning areas. The advantages for students bringing their own devices are many and varied. A student owned internet capable device gives them instant access to unlimited online resources and enables them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will prepare them for the future. Ownership of a personal device by students has proven to bring a new level of motivation and engagement. It helps to develop greater independence and improved critical thinking, and will provide new opportunities for collaboration and sharing. The full integration of digital learning tools into our curriculum is preparing our students for the digital community of which they are already a part of.
Baradene has been chosen to be a Microsoft IT Academy school - one of ten Colleges in New Zealand. This means all of our students will have the opportunity to receive training in and gain Microsoft qualifiations. These qualifications are recognised worldwide.
Baradene College featured in NZ Education Blog
Under the Baradene Schools licensing agreement, the College sets up Office365 accounts for each student. Students are able to download a free copy of OfficePro (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote etc.) onto their device and onto four other supported devices.
KEEPING SAFE ONLINE
‘Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom’ is one of our Sacred Heart Goals. At Baradene we believe open communication between parents, teachers and students is the best way to keep students safe. Our Staff and Head Librarian teaches Cybersafety and explores the concept of creating a digital footprint. NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of Cyberspace. We strongly recommend that parents regularly visit this website at http://www.netsafe.org.nz
STUDENT AND PARENT ACCESS
Parents and students are able to log on to our Parent/Student Portal to access grades, attendance data and general information. Students use Office 365 and Ultranet to access their learning resources.