Year 7 students are being asked to bring their own digital devices to school in 2016.
Students in all other year groups are also welcome to bring their own devices.
To be sure that the devices will work on the school network, we provided specifications at a BYOD parent forum. The checklist can be found here.
The PowerPoint that was used on 13 September 2016 can be found here.
Horizon Report: http://apo.org.au/files/Resource/2014-nmc-horizon-report-k12-en_0.pdf
The Horizon Report is a global research consortium that identifies and describes key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the globe. This report is a key document for the technology and learning roadmap of all education jurisdictions worldwide.
The most recent 2014 report identifies both BYOD and Cloud Computing (Google Apps in our case) as being within 12 months of adoption in K-12 education across the globe. See particularly, pp34-38
NSW Literature Review: https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/technology/computers/mobile-device/BYOD_2013_Literature_Review.pdf
This is quite a balanced report from NSW
Our ACT DET page: http://www.det.act.gov.au/teaching_and_learning/learn-anywhere-ict-for-students
This establishes the key messages about how our Directorate intends to meet the needs of learners in today's world. This is really our Directorate's ICT vision statement.
At the P and C meeting on 16th June a FAQ documents was presented to parents. Those parents were then given an opportunity to pose other questions and raise concerns. Click here for a document that shows the original questions and answers, along with the school's response to those questions that were raised at the 16th June meeting. Parents are encouraged to read this document and if you have any further questions or feedback, please email the school LynehamHS@ed.act.edu.au.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact Simon Spinetti, Executive Teacher of Technology, on 6205 6399 or Simon.Spinetti@ed.act.edu.au.