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Digital Technology Overview

Information and Communication Technologies are used to assist learning in a variety of ways at Toowoomba East State School. They support the implementation of curriculum, and are integrated throughout all key learning areas. Technology is used as a tool to support and enhance learning, develop creativity and logical and lateral thinking, assist with research, and develop digital and information processing literacy skills necessary for future learning.

Digital Devices and Facilities

The school has three digital learning centres, a resource centre with class size digital flexible learning areas, interactive whiteboards in all classrooms and a large range of software and digital devices.  Students also have access to other digital devices and software including:

  • desktop computers
  • wireless laptops
  • digital cameras
  • iPads
  • digital microscopes
  • Bee Bots
  • point to view cameras
  • web cameras
  • robotics equipment
  • web based programs
  • educational software programs
  • Education Queensland's online environment, The Learning Place.

Throughout our school, wireless connectivity and a range of printers support our digital technologies. Students from prep to year six have access to computers in their classrooms as well as our three well equipped digital learning centres.

Microsoft Office for Free


Microsoft Office 2016 for free is now available for school staff and students to download onto personal devices.

The plan allows state school staff and students to download onto their personal device for free all the Office tools they are familiar with: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Onenote.

You can install a complete version of the latest Microsoft Office on up to five compatible PCs and Macs, five tablets and five smartphones. Your Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a state school student.
Follow these simple steps to get Office:
  • For PC and Mac, visit, and follow the onscreen process.
  • For tablets and smartphones, download from your app store and sign in with your school username and password. (Students in prep to year two use a generic log in to access computers at school. If your child is in one of these year levels please email Anna Bein on to find out what your child's username and password will be).
Visit for instructions on how to download and install Office 2016 to your personal home computers.
If you have any trouble, contact our school IT administrator Anna Bein by email on