BYOD stands for ’Bring Your Own Device’. This program permits students to bring their own device, within specifications, to school to support and further their education. It means devices such as personal laptops may now access school and Education Queensland networks where previously this has not been permitted. This makes working between home and school seamless for students.
The BYOD program assists parents to make informed choices on the appropriate technology to buy and supply for their child, while considering functionality, budget and family choice. Information Technology (IT) devices are powerful means of differentiating and personalising a student’s education, and student-owned devices facilitate student choice over which application best suits their learning and communication style. Teachers will work with students to ensure everyone can access and view a student’s final work in appropriate formats as necessary.
It is mandatory for all students from Years 7 to 12 to bring a laptop to school and we encourage families to select and purchase a laptop with the specifications set out in the BYOD Booklet. This laptop will be for the student’s personal use and is considered as their primary device. With this primary device we will continue to support students by diagnosing IT issues and consulting with families if further action is required. We make the following recommendations around laptop specifications and software as these meet the expectations the school requires of any IT devices students bring to school.