Manly West State School has a computer lab to supplement the schools ever growing fleet of student laptops. The lab is equipped with the latest Adobe software products so student can develop Photoshop and Dreamweaver HTML skills. The lab is also used for a range of online programs focused on learning the basic elements of coding to more advanced robotics programming, website coding and coding Arduino electronics.
The school has a dedicated makerspace stocked with a large range of building materials, glues, glue-guns, there is also a range of robotics including mBots, Edison Robots and Ozobots. Makerspace is also equipped with LittleBits electronic kit and Arduino boards with a large selection of sensors.
Manly West State School has a large fleet of iPads that are available for booking with a large range of curriculum focussed apps all centrally managed. iPads are a great tool for photography and movie making as well as storytelling and documenting learning.
3D printing is expected to transform a range of industries from construction to medical science. In China, 3D printers have been used to build houses. In space, 3D printing technology is being used by astronauts to print parts for the space shuttle. Our school has a range of 3D printers for student learning with an aim to provide students with skills in agility, adaptation and experimentation. Students learn how to design in a 3D environment using Tinker cad and other 3D design programs.