Smart ini­tia­tive launched at As­p­ley school

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS -

A $100 MIL­LION ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tive that will give ev­ery school stu­dent ac­cess to cut­ting-edge smart map­ping tech­nol­ogy was launched at As­p­ley East State School re­cently.

As­p­ley East State School Head of Cur­ricu­lum Jaime Perkins said his stu­dents would have a deeper un­der­stand­ing of tech­nol­ogy Aus­tralians use daily with­out even real­is­ing.

“Many of us use map­ping apps to get from A to B or find the near­est restau­rant,” Mr Perkins said.

“With this tech­nol­ogy, in­stead of sim­ply view­ing maps stu­dents will be learn­ing how to add to them with new, in­for­ma­tion-rich lay­ers and cre­ate their own con­tent.”

Mem­ber for As­p­ley Tracy Davis said, “It’s a credit to the stu­dents of As­p­ley East State School that only months af­ter hav­ing hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence with this tech­nol­ogy, they were asked to demon­strate the pro­gram at the launch.”

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