At Avoca Beach Public School, we are continually implementing innovative ICT programs into our daily classroom learning. Our students are being introduced to various software and new applications such as G Suite (Google Apps for Education) and Office365 (Microsoft cloud based applications).
How to Access Software and Google Apps:
The Department of Education and Communities has provided free access to Microsoft Office, Adobe Programs, Google Apps and Office365 to all DEC students and teachers.
To access Google Apps and Office365 the students will need to login to their student portal. The student portal can be accessed via the DEC Home Page . Login is in the top right side of page.
Once the students login to their Student Portal, they can access Google Apps and Office365 under the 'Learning Links' heading (symbolised by a light bulb), click 'more' to show the Google Apps and Office365 links.
All NSW Department of Education and Communities School students are eligible to download and licence Adobe and Microsoft software from the Academic Software Download Centre.
This software is only available to download onto personally owned devices.
Students will need to use their firstname.lastname@example.org student email address to register on their first visit. Student 'usernames' take the format 'firstname.lastnamenumber'. Not all students have a number. They use their username to log onto all technology at school, they will know their username.
To register for the free software, click on the "Sign In" link at the top of the page and then click on the REGISTER button. A verification email will be sent to your child's DEC email address (access their email via their student portal/kidspace). To complete the registration please select the link provided in the email.
Note: Individual students are eligible for one download per application only.
Please be aware that you must activate the product key within one month, otherwise it will expire. To extend this the activation, you will be required to pay a fee of approximately $11 to reactivate the product key.
A video on how to download the software available to all DEC students can be viewed here: