Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning.
A personally owned device is any technology device brought into the school and is owned by a student or the student's family.
In summary, the school suggests that students bring a laptop preferably and it must connect to the 5GHZ School wireless network. Some local suppliers have these types of devices, but is is strongly not recommended that students bring devices with a 5GHZ dongle (a usb connection for wireless) as these are easily broken.
Below are four websites that have the 5GHZ devices and provide competitive pricing and are there for you to look at and compare with local suppliers.
- Lenovo BYOD student shop
- DELL BYOD student shop
- Acer from learning tech
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3 are also suitable (i5 models are better).
Note: iPads are not really suitable.
Chromebooks tend to be a cheaper alternative, but you cannot install the free software listed below. You can, however, use google docs office 365 as a workable solution. Other schools are using these devices as a starting point. You need to save your documents in the cloud and then need to connect to the internet to access your documents.
For more information on BYOD contact the Principal Lu Nickell
Free software, only one copy per student.
Free Office and Adobe software needs to be downloaded at home and installed, use your student login to sign in.
All NSW Department of Education and Communities students are eligible to download and license Adobe and Microsoft software from this website.
This software is only available to download onto personally owned devices.
Students will need to use their @education.nsw.gov.au student email address to register on their first visit. To register, 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 DEC email address. To complete the registration please select the link provided in the email.
Note: Individual students are eligible for one download per application only.