ASHS BYOD Program 2019

Australind Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

Australind Senior High School is moving to a Bring Your Own Device arrangement for all students (Year 7 – 12) commencing Term 4, 2018 for current students and will include our 2019 Year 7 student cohort. At ASHS we have a view that students and staff should be able to bring any device on to site and have access to our friendly BYOD learning environment.

This program means that students will be strongly encouraged to bring an approved electronic device to school so that they can undertake a range of educational activities.  The school now has greater bandwidth capacity and this will enable devices to work effectively on our school’s wireless system.

Students are gaining new skills necessary for their future workplaces and careers and finding this aspect to be very engaging.  We are currently reviewing our communication with parents so that it can be more immediate through platforms such as SEQTA or Connect, this will be confirmed shortly.

It is recommended that devices do not have access to 3G/4G telecommunications networks while at school and only connect to our wireless network. If students do have connectivity access other than that provided by the school, then this supervision is the responsibility of the parent. We can only block web access to certain undesirable sites through our school network, and have no ability to supervise or filter access through 3G/4G connections.

iPhones and similar devices are not suitable for school use and are not supported in classrooms. The Department of Education has Policies in place around the use of mobile phones and other devices on the school site.

Parents and students are reminded that all personal devices remain the responsibility of the student at all times and the school does not take any liability for loss or damage. There is no school insurance available to cover this, so personal arrangements would need to be made to protect devices ie thought Home and Contents Insurance.

This is an exciting development and we do hope that students will be able to have access to this important initiative as this will benefit them immensely in all of their classes as an important tool supporting their learning and engagement.

What devices could I bring on-site?

Device TypeAndroid TabletWindows Laptop Mac LaptopIpad
Operating SystemAndroid 4.x or laterWindows 7 Service Pack 2 or laterOS X 10.9 or lateriOS 8.0 or later
Wireless Minimum

 

5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n
Min Screen size

 

10 inch10 inch13 inch10 inch
Storage capacity

 

32gb64gb64gb32gb
Ram

 

2444
Battery Life Min

 

6 hrs6 hrs6 hrs6 hrs

 

 

If unsure what to buy these are some allowed suggestions:

  • Dell Inspiron 3000 11.3″ 2-in-1 Laptop [A60] RRP $399
  • HP 14-BW021AU 14″ Laptop [E2] RRP $368
  • Microsoft Surface Go 64GB Tablet RRP $598

What will these devices have access to on-site?

  • Microsoft Office 365 – Students have access to Office 365 for FREE from department for duration of their schooling. ( To download office go to office.com and use your students email ie tim.smith@student.education.wa.edu.au and password)
  • 100gb FREE storage on onedrive.com available via logging in with student account.
  • Web print via papercut, students can print from any device via a web browser.
  • Access to school files and work via Connect
  • Access to school monitored wireless network to research information.

We hope you will take advantage of being able to bring a device on to our site, if you have any questions please give us a call on 9797 4400.

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