Program Overview

The focus of the BYOD program at Wheelers Hill Primary School is to provide tools and resources to the 21st-Century Learner. A successful BYOD program requires technology to be seamlessly integrated throughout the school's curriculum. Increased access to technology is essential for teaching students skills for a future in which, as societal trends suggest, digital literacy is key. The individual use of personal devices is a way to empower students to work to their full potential and develop essential learning habits with the support of digital tools.

 

Learning results from continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. On the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with technology integrates technology into the curriculum any time, any place.

 

This page provides parents with essential information regarding the implementation, management and operation of our BYOD program. As an extension of the program, we have developed simple how-to guides that systematically explain some fundamental processes parents/guardians may need to know.

Program Resources


Purchase Portal
Purchase a device suitable for the program.

Forms and Information
Policies, agreements & fact sheets

How-To & Guides
Buying guides, device set up, tips, etc.

Downloads
Required programs, useful tools & apps

Parent Resources
Useful BYOD & technology information for parents

Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to your questions.

Program Timeline

Term 4 2017
 

 

Roll-out Preparation

> Infrastructure upgrades made as necessary
> Consider program expansion (dependent on program success)
Term 1 2018
 

 

Full Roll-out

> Roll out full Office 365 and BYOD program in selected year levels (not whole school)
Term 4 2018
 

 

BYOD Evaluation

> Successfulness of BYOD program to be assessed with regard to student learning
> Identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of program
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

** Staff will be continuously trained throughout the program according to resource availability and learning goals.