Dungog High School

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What is BYOD?

"Bring you own device" (BYOD) refers to students bringing their personal device to school for school work. 

Evidence suggests that the benefits of integrating personal devices into learning include:

  • increased student collaboration
  • increased digital literacy
  • increased comprehension of technologies
  • building digital citizenship skills
  • independent learning
  • student driven learning
  • greater critical thinking skills
  • improved student engagement

Which devices are suitable?

A laptop with an 11-13 inch screen, keyboard and wireless connectivity is the preferred option. Our Hardware Checklist has been compiled to assist with the selection of a device. 

BYOD Hardware Checklist

Software - All students in NSW public schools have free access to online learning tools including Microsoft Office 365 and GSuite which can be accessed through their student portal.  Students can also download the Microsoft Office suite of apps onto their personal laptop or computer by following the link on their Office 365 Dashboard. Instructions can be found here.

Students also have free access to industry standard design software through Adobe Creative Cloud, a suite of apps including Photoshop and Illustrator which enable students to design anything from posters to websites. Students use their school @education.nsw.gov.au email address to purchase a free annual subscription from the Kivuto Store - click to follow the link or contact me in the library for assistance.

Student Agreement - This document must be completed and returned to school before students start bringing their own device. 

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