"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
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.
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. These apps can be downloaded from a link in the 'Learning' section of the Student Portal. Students sign in with their school email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students can talk to the library staff for assistance.
Student Agreement - This document must be completed and returned to school before students start bringing their own device.