Students in Warren-Blackwood get tech-savvy
Primary students around the region are set to benefit from new tablets, laptops, desktop computers and accessories, thanks to the State Government’s $20 million Primary Device Program.
Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said 15 local schools were among hundreds across Western Australia to receive funds to purchase new hardware and software.
The recent Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection, advocates the use of technology in schools so children can learn the skills they need to succeed in the future.
“Access to technology supports the Western Australian curriculum and is important in developing students’ digital literacy,” Mr Redman said.
Eligible schools who have invested in devises and accessories as integrated learning tools received matching dollar for dollar funds from the State Government.
“IT devices are powerful tools for helping students improve their literacy and numeracy skills when incorporated into a balanced education program,” said Mr Redman.
Warren-Blackwood Primary Schools to receive Primary Device Program funds:
- Augusta Primary School
- Balingup Primary School
- Boyup Brook District High School
- Bridgetown Primary School
- Denmark Primary School
- Donnybrook District High School
- East Manjimup Primary School
- Greenbushes Primary School
- Karridale Primary School
- Manjimup Education Support Centre
- Manjimup Primary School
- Margaret River Primary School
- Nannup District High School
- Northcliffe District High School
- Walpole Primary School