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Bring your own device

BYOD- Bring Your Own Device Program

From the commencement of 2017, Avoca Beach PS has been implementing a full BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program across Years 4-6. Our vision is to encourage creative and innovative learning opportunities for students using BYOD as a tool to facilitate learning. We would encourage parents to consider BYOD if making technology purchases for children over the Christmas period, although existing devices are perfectly suitable if they meet our requirements (see Device Options & Requirements below).

We will address issues such as equity (access to a device for all students) as they arise. We will endeavour to ensure no child is disadvantaged in this program. Any concerns may be addressed to your child's stage Assistant Principal, the Deputy Principal or Principal.

What is BYOD?

Bring Your Own Device, also called bring your own technology, refers to the procedure of permitting students to bring agreed upon electronic devices to school, and to use those devices to access school information and appropriate applications for learning.

Why Avoca Beach is opting for BYOD?

In 2012 we purchased our first bank of iPads for student use and subsequently saw the educational benefit of these devices across the school. Many NSW schools are currently adopting the BYOD model to enable ‘one to one' student access to technology. Kincumber High School has implemented a BYOD iPad program since 2015. To assist your child in making the transition to high school, we believe it to be beneficial that our Stage 2 and Stage 3 classes follow a similar program.

Kincumber High School BYOD information - http://www.kincumberhigh.com.au/?id=6417

Benefits of BYOD

Bring Your Own Device aims to improve students' learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. We believe that students and parents should have the flexibility to choose technology that aims to improve students' learning experiences both within the classroom and at home. It can allow students to work on and personalise a device of which they are familiar and that has relevant educational software and applications. It will function on the school's secure wireless network allowing students to continue to enrich their learning experience with relevant technologies.

Documents for BYOD 2018

Parent information sent home is available here:

The DoEs Frequently Asked Questions have been added here (DoE BYOD FAQs 2015 (pdf 91 KB))

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