Information Technology

Computers and technology

The ICT learning index adopted by Beaudesert State High School and driven by the government target measure, reflects a whole school approach to modern learning in Queensland. It captures the energy, commitment and resources invested by government, schools, the community and industry in a framework that focuses on improving the life chances of all learners at our school.

ICT infrastructure

Beaudesert  State High School has a modern digital learning environment which has an industry standard Local Area Network (LAN) configuration with a high-speed 1000 mbps fibre connection to the EQ WAN/Internet. Our school currently operates one MOE network with 4 servers distributing information and data to over 1000 desktop and laptop computers.

MOE network – Managed Operating Environment

  • Over 1650 desktop and laptop computers
  • 9 full-time computer labs each containing approximately 28 computers each
  • 53 networked curriculum printers
  • Each student has their own unique login and own email account (which is filtered to ensure security and safety)
  • Access to the Internet for educational purposes
  • Access to industry standard software

ICT learning tools and peripherals

  • Data projectors and wall mounted speakers to most class rooms
  • Large screen televisions in every classroom
  • 65 student accessible digital cameras
  • 100+ ipads for student use
  • 5 SLR digital cameras – teacher’s use
  • 18 video cameras including 6 Flip video compact cameras
  • SharePoint managed intranet
  • Wireless network infrastructure with  access points
  • iPads for year co-ordinators

ICT support

  • 2  full-time ICT support technicians to manage network and assist users
  • 2 part-time Web Design/Multimedia support person

Software packages

Industry standard software is employed to prepare students for the world of work. We currently have licenses covering various Microsoft software packages including Windows 7 and Office 2010, Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Autodesk. Individual teaching areas and administration also have licences for Game Salad, Lego Robotics, and much more.

 

 

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