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BYOD

What does BYOD mean?

“Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to technology models where students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any technology device brought into the school and owned by a student (or the student’s family), staff or guests”  (Alberta Education, 2012)

Why is BYOD required?

  • With the demise of funding of the DER program by the Australian Government, schools and systems are examining ways of continuing the 1:1 computer to student ratio.
  • With BYOD there is evidence of improvements in standardised test results particularly in literacy. 
  • Teachers will have the opportunity to deepen student learning and develop digital literacy, fluency and citizenship in students to prepare them for the high tech world in which they will live, learn and work.
  • BYOD puts students in a position of power over their learning. Educational researchers argue that giving students the authority over their own learning is best: the teacher becomes a manager of learning, rather than a direct source of information.

Managed BYOD Program 2015-17

Jamison High School is going ahead with the BYOD program. This initiative has the support of the P&C. It will enable students to bring a device they own and connect to the internet through the school’s wireless network. Students will be able to undertake research, carry out word processing and other applications in a much more efficient and creative manner.

If the student owns a device that they wish to use for BYOD, they can go to this link to find out if it is a suitable device. NOTE: A MOBILE PHONE IS NOT AN APPROVED DEVICE.

The ICT and BYOD Policy document will need to be sighted and acknowledged when completing the BYOD permission note. The policy contains procedures, expectations of students and technical details.

 

HP BYOD program for Jamison High School

To order a Windows laptop parents can go to the JHS Order Portal at the link below to select one of the two devices.

www.hpshopping.com.au/jamison-byod  use ecoupon: jamhs5% to get an additional 5% discount.  Offer valid till 31st December 2017.
1.The program offers you the choice of affordable devices ranging in size, specifications and price.
2.All the devices have been tested and approved to work within the school IT environment – classrooms and beyond.
3.Every HP notebook purchased through the HP BYOD website includes: 3 year onsite warranty (except Stream) and, additionally, a 3 year onsite accidental damage warranty (optional).
4.FREE delivery Australia-wide and 14 day change of mind return policy.
5.Finance Option available to parents 0% Interest for 24 months when you spend on any BYOD purchase with 0% deposit.

 

To order a Apple laptop parents can go to the JHS Order Portal at the link below. 

 

Student software download: 

Important Update: There are now more specific and easier to use guides to download FREE software for both Windows and Mac.

Download this clearer, more detailed and easy to follow Windows guide.  Windows software download 

Download this clearer, more detailed and easy to follow Mac guide. MAC software download

The ICT and BYOD Policy document will need to be sighted and acknowledged when completing the BYOD permission note. The policy contains procedures, expectations of students and technical details.

Information Communication Technology Policy

BYOD Hardware and Software Specification

Loan laptop BYOD

BYOD Security Update advice

Year 6 Early Bird Session 2017