It’s all in ‘the cloud’ at Carinya

LEARNING has entered a whole new dimension at Carinya Christian College, with the students’ heads well and truly in “the cloud”.

LEARNING REVOLUTION: Carinya Year 11 students Lewis Chapman (standing) and Miikika O’Bryan (seated at front) help Year 4 students, clockwise from left, Aiden Hindmarsh, Lachlan Mackay, Phoebe Witts, Ben Livingstone, Leroy Chin and Nathan Carter, with the new learning platform. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 080514GOA02

LEARNING REVOLUTION: Carinya Year 11 students Lewis Chapman (standing) and Miikika O’Bryan (seated at front) help Year 4 students, clockwise from left, Aiden Hindmarsh, Lachlan Mackay, Phoebe Witts, Ben Livingstone, Leroy Chin and Nathan Carter, with the new learning platform. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 080514GOA02

The school has recently embraced the computing platform being developed by Google after the installation of a high speed microwave internet service.

Students in Year 11 now use Google Chromebooks as their laptop device, which provides an internet connection, access to all its online tools and the ability to store work in the computing “cloud”, meaning all the students’ work is accessible from any internet connection and device, and can be easily shared with their peers.

Students in other years also spend time each week with Chromebooks and the current plan is to extend the program to more years in the school in the future.

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