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
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.
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
Easier to record photos and video
Lack Adobe Flash player
Acer C720 Chromebook
Usually light to carry
Works well with Google Apps
Heavily reliant on web-based apps
Limited variety of software
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