Rushby Mead
Letchworth Garden City
SG6 1RS

01462 620555

Pixmore Junior School

Technology Usage Information

 

What devices and services do we use?

At Pixmore, we want all children to be safe, responsible and creative users of technology. We are very lucky that all pupils have access to iPads and Chromebooks which are not only used in computing lessons but also to support learning across all curriculum subjects.

In order for pupils to be able to use these resources and participate fully in the curriculum, they require log ins for certain cloud based services, which, with your permission, we manage, monitor and maintain on behalf of your child.

We currently use four such cloud based environments for pupils to log in, create and save learning: Google Workspace for Education, Scratch, Tinkercad and Book Creator.

Access to these facilities allow pupils to:

  • Log into and use our Chromebooks
  • Complete lessons using and creating digital content
  • Save learning over successive lessons
  • ‚ÄčLearn 21st century digital citizenship skills in a monitored environment

Before signing the parental consent form for your child to use these services, please use the following links to find out more about each service. If you have any questions or queries which are not answered by these documents please contact the school. 

Google Workspace for Education  

Google Workspace Notice to Parents and Guardians

How do we promote online safety when using technology?

Teaching online safety is an integral part of our curriculum. We are proud that Pixmore pupils can confidently say how to stay safe online but ‘talking the talk’ is much easier than ‘walking the walk.’ Using technology across the curriculum, allows pupils actual practical opportunities within monitored environments to put into practise their knowledge of staying safe online.

When using technology, all pupils are expected to follow our Technology and Social Media User Agreement. Pupils are never expected to communicate online with members of the public or people they do not know in real life and we always expect children to ask permission before using apps, websites and games.

 

What role do parents/carers play?

In addition to everything that we do in school, as a parent/carer, you also have a vital role to play in teaching online safety and monitoring your child’s use of technology at home. To help you do this here are some useful contacts/website for both you and your child.