"Bring your own device" (BYOD) refers to students bringing a personally-owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any technology device brought into the school and is owned by a student or the student's family.
There are different models of BYOD. Pleasant Heights Public School has chosen a BYOD model that will meet the needs of most families. We have made the decision to introduce 1:1 iPads to Year 4 in 2015 and students will be asked to bring their own iPad to school. The iPad must be able to connect to the school WiFi and have specific software or apps installed.
At Pleasant Heights Public School, we believe that all students have the right to access flexible and dynamic learning experiences to interest and challenge them catering for diverse learning needs. The iPad is a small, yet significant learning tool which will further develop the capacity of the individual to create, collaborate, communicate and contribute.
The school recognises the need to prepare our students for a rapidly-changing world, where technology plays a large role in our personal, social and professional lives. In 2015 your child can bring their own learning device to school to enhance and support their learning.
This is not a compulsory requirement. Your child will not be disadvantaged if you choose not to send a device to school. We have other technology that your child can access at times, however this is limited and is shared amongst many classes. The main goal of the BYOD initiative is that learning can be accessed anywhere, anytime with a 1:1 device and it will enhance their learning opportunities and experiences.