Bring Your Own Device Guidelines

Starting in 2015, senior students (Year 4-6) at Worser Bay School will be able to bring a digital device to school to assist their learning. This is NOT compulsory.  

Students can use their devices throughout the day for collaborative learning, web-based research and applications, including creating documents and presentations.

Parents must sign: WBS BYOD Draft Agreement 

Children must sign: Acceptable Use of Technologies Agreement

 

·                Learning with technology

Students will need to access google apps

 

·                Device Security

The security of a student owned device is the responsibility of the student

All insurance (theft and damage) should be covered by the owner of the device

A safe will be provided for device storage at school

 

·                Data Security

Devices should be protected by user name and password

Virus protection must be kept up to date

Passwords or log in details should not be shared

 

·                Digital Citizenship/Acceptable Use of Technologies Agreement

The acceptable use of technologies safety agreements make it clear what the expectations are regarding the use of devices at school

Guidance and support to students to keep themselves safe on-line will be provided

 

·                Management and Care

Always store the device in a protective bag

Devices must not be left in unsupervised areas during the day

Devices must be fully charged at the beginning of the day

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

Worser Bay School BYOD Device Guide

 

To ensure the device is functional and appropriate for learning, at a minimum, it should have:

 

While this excludes smart phones and many popular mini tablets, there is a wide range of device types that should accommodate preference and budget.

 

 

Device Type

Example Products

Pros

Cons

Tablet with add-on keyboard.

Apple iPad Air with Kensington KeyFolio Keyboard Case.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" with Targus Versavu Keyboard Case

Light to carry

 

Simplified operation

 

Easier to record photos and video

 

Lack Adobe Flash player

 

Chromebook.

Acer C720 Chromebook

 

Samsung Chromebook

Usually light to carry

 

Built-in keyboard

 

Works well with Google Apps

Heavily reliant on web-based apps

 

Limited variety of software

Notebook (Laptop)

 

Note that there may be additional software requirements according to subjects taken

HP ProBook 430 G1

 

Apple MacBook Air 11.6"

Better for complex computing tasks such as programming or advanced photo and video editing

 

Wide variety of accessories and peripherals.

Generally heavier and more bulky to carry

 

Lower battery life