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Alexandria Park Community School

Alexandria Park Community School

Community Opportunity Success

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Emailalexparkcs-c.school@det.nsw.edu.au

BYOD

 

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device

What is BYOD?

Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to students bringing a computer technology device, owned by a student or the student's family, to school for the purpose of learning. 

NSW DoE  Student use and digital devices and online services policy is here.

Our BYOD policy is here.

Our BYOD access and equity policy is here.

Please find recommended device specifications here.

Why BYOD?

The purpose of BYOD is to continue technology-rich learning for all students at APCS. There will be opportunities for students to collaborate with others, connect with a global community, receive feedback from teachers, and create to show an understanding of their learning.

Educational research shows that BYOD leads to many benefits in learning. Some of these benefits are listed below:

  • Devices such as laptops are already a very significant part of students' lives. Since these devices are integral to their lives, they should be integral to their learning lives.
  • Mobile devices are part of 21st century living and integral to learning 21st century skills, which are vital for students to learn and develop.
  • BYOD supports personalised learning for students.
  • BYOD allows learning to be even more collaborative.
  • When students are able to use their own devices, it often leads to increased motivation and engagement in learning.

     

    BYOD Student Agreement

    Before students are able to bring their laptop to school a BYOD student Agreement must be completed. Students and caregivers must sign and return the BYOD Student Agreement that sets out the responsibilities when using the device at school.  Please find the user agreement here.

     Alexandria Park Community School now has a BYOD shopping portal available through HP. 

All devices available are the school's meet the school's current BYOD specifications and requirements for learning.

Parents can also receive a 5% discount using the e-coupon code : alexpark5%, and can take advantage of a purchasing plan.

All purchases will be delivered to the school and include next day onsite technical support at school for 3 years.

More information will be available at the upcoming Year 7 Orientation on December 3rd.

To see the models and pricing please see here.

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