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Welcome to BYOD Portal

Bring your own device (BYOD) is a new pathway supporting the delivery of 21st century learning.  It's a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students or staff use their personally owned mobile device to access the department's information and communication (ICT) network.

 

In 2018, the expectation for students in Years 3 - 12 is that they will have 1 to 1 access via their own device for each of their classes.  Please note the device must meet certain specifications.  It means that appropriate devices can now access school and the Department of Education and Training networks.  This makes working between home and school seamless for students.

 

Requirements

To participate in the BYOD program, students must:

  • have a personally owned device that meets our minimum device specifications
  • agree to comply with the BYOD Learning Expectations
  • return the signed copy of the BYOD Participant's Agreement
  • agree to participate in the  Student Resource Scheme, and
  • contribute the yearly $30 BYOD Participation Fee.
 
 
BYOD Program Gowan Campus in 2018
 
The BYOD program is for students in Years 3 to 6.
 
 
Minimum Device Specifications
 
To keep pace with changes in technology and teaching and learning, Stretton State College will update the BYOD device specifications each year.  If you purchased your iPad new for our BYOD program in 2017 there is no expectation for you to purchase a new iPad in 2018.  We believe in most circumstances than an iPad will last you four years.
 
The minimum device specifications below are relevant for students:
  • new to the College
  • purchasing a new device for 2018
  • joining the program in for the first time in 2018.

 

Minimum Device Specifications, 2018

  • iPad Air or more recent
  • 16 GB or higher
  • Wi-Fi model.

* Please ensure your iPad is updated to iOS11 or above.

 

For students in Year 6

Parents of students in Year 6 who are purchasing a new device in 2018 are strongly recommended to consider the Illaweena Campus device specifications. 
 
Software and Apps
Each year our app list will be updated.  It is an expectation that all students in the BYOD program have the required apps installed on their iPad for the start of the school year.
If your child is on an Individualised Curriculum Plan (ICP) then please do not purchase applications with an * until you have consulted with your child's case manager.
 
BYOD Handbook and Participant's Agreement
The BYOD Handbook and BYOD Learning Expectations outline how devices should be used in class and around the College and contains a set of rules that we expect students in our BYOD program to follow.  All students participating in the 2018 BYOD program are to sign and return the 2018 Participant's Agreement.  The 2018 Learning Expectations and Participant's Agreement can be found below:
 
BYOD Participation Fee
Stretton State College requires students participating in our BYOD program to be participants in the Student Resource Scheme and pay an additional $30 per annum BYOD Participation Fee.
 
BYOD Program Illaweena Campus in 2018
The BYOD Program is for students in Years 7 - 12.
 
Minimum Device Specifications
To keep pace with changes in technology and teaching and learning, Stretton State College will update the BYOD device specifications each year.  If you purchased your device new for our BYOD program in 2017 there is no expectation for you to upgrade it in 2018.  We believe in most circumstances that a laptop will last you at least three years.
The minimum device specifications below are relevant for students:
  • new to the College
  • purchasing a new device for 2018
  • joining the program in for the first time in 2018.
 
Minimum Device Specifications, 2018
 
Software
Each year our software/app list will be updated.  It is an expectation that all students in the BYOD program have the required apps installed on their laptop for the start of the school year.
Some subjects require specific software to be installed.  Our technicians are able to install this software for you.  Your teacher will provide more information regarding this. 
 
BYOD Learning Expectations and Participant's Agreement
The BYOD Handbook and BYOD Learning Expectations outline how devices should be used in class and around the school.  All students participating in the 2018 BYOD program are to sign and return the 2018 Participant's Agreement.  The 2018 BYOD Learning Expectations and Participant's Agreement can be found below:
 
BYOD Participation Fee
Stretton State College requires students participating in our BYOD program to be participants in the Student Resource Scheme and pay an additional $30 per annum BYOD Participation Fee.
 
BYOD Participation Fee
In 2018, the BYOD Participation Fee is a $30 per annum fee payable by all students in our BYOD program.  It is non-refundable should students leave or opt out of the scheme.  The fee is used to provide the following:
  • BYOD connection licence (this is an annual fee that the College must pay per user).
  • Access to a school device (a hot swap device) for limited loan when your BYO device is being repaired.  Please note that there are a limited number of these devices available.
  • Software licensing purchased by Stretton SC.

Our College technicians are available to assist students in the BYOD program with the Installation of software/apps specified in the annual software/app lists and any required subject specific software.  They are also available to assist students with basic diagnosis of device software/hardware issues and the recommendation of a course of action (e.g. warranty claim, installation of software, etc.).

 

Presentations and additional documentation

2018 Quick Guide to BYOD  (PDF)

2018 BYOD Handbook  (PDF)

2018 Acceptable Computer Use and Internet Access Agreement  (PDF)

Stretton State College Behaviour Management Plan  (PDF)

 

 

Information from Parent Evening Presentations

Year 3 - 6 BYOD Parent Evening - Installing Applications (March 2017)  (PDF)

Parent Evening - Device Security (March 2017)  (PDF)

2018 iPad BYO Gowan Parent Night for new Year 3s in 2018  (PDF)