At Ballymagee children develop the skills of using ICT by engaging in meaningful research and purposeful activities set in relevant contexts.
With ICT through a networked system, Interactive Whiteboards, Control Technology and digital cameras in every classroom, as well as digital microscopes, learner response units, stop motion animation cameras and digital voice recorders accessible throughout the key stages, we can ensure that ICT is used effectively as a learning tool throughout the curriculum whilst preparing children to be ready and able to embrace the technological advances in their future.
Have a look below at the children's fantastic work. (COMING SOON !)
• Film and Animation
• Desktop Publishing
• Interactive Design
• Managing Data
• Music and Sound
• Online Communication
• Working with Images
Internet Safety at Ballymagee
We take Internet Safety at Ballymagee very seriously and each year pupils explore Internet Safety through a structured programme of learning. At the beginning of the school year classes are reminded of the School's Internet Safety Rules and the code of conduct each pupil signed. Copies of the school's Internet Safety rules are displayed at the computer area in each classroom and also in the ICT suite. We also have links on our school website to useful Internet Safety websites.
Ballymagee takes part in Safer Internet Day (SID) organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Safer Internet Day 2014 took place on Tuesday 11th February 2014, with the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.
This theme covered the responsibility that all users have in making the internet a better place. Whether children and young people, parents and carers, educators or social care workers, or indeed industry, decision makers or politicians, everyone has a role to play.
In championing a better internet, the theme recognised the balance between encouraging users to embrace and empowering them to make the most of the positive opportunities offered online, while responding to, dealing with and moving past the negative online.
Each class was involved in activities linked to the theme and they looked at a variety of Internet Safety websites. P4 to P7 pupils also took part in an assembly based on the theme and an Internet Safety Poster competition was also organised. Parents received a letter outlining Ballymagee's Internet Safety Day, it included useful websites for guidance on Internet Safety.
Click on the documents below to see Ballymagee's ICT policies.