Kuluin Digital Learning Hub

BYOD 2023


Welcome to the Kuluin Digital Learning Hub! This digital newsletter will keep you up to date with some exciting changes to the way our curriculum will be delivered in 2023. Our current year 3's will be the very first cohort to embrace BYOD 'Bring Your Own Device' as a tool to enhance their learning and bring it into the 21st century. We are very excited to share this news with you and want to encourage you to become a part of your child's journey into the digital world.

Many Sunshine Coast schools and Australian schools have already undertaken this and are experiencing great success and we wish to also offer these great learning opportunities for our students at Kuluin. We are extremely excited to be welcoming you to BYOD and cannot wait to show you and your child the endless possibilities of learning digitally.

Kuluin BYOD Video


Children are online at a younger age more than ever before. People under 18 account for an estimated one in three Internet users globally. More than 40% of young people get a social media account by the time they're 12 years old.

Globally, 92% of future jobs will need digital skills and 45% of jobs will require workers who can configure and work confidently with digital systems and technology.

These conditions have created a desire to help students develop a healthy, responsible relationship with technology.

Access to digital skills is no longer perceived as a plus; it is now seen as a right for every student.

From the latest Google for Education Report "Future of the Classroom":

- A third of Australian parents think innovations in education technology will give children new opportunities to engage with learning.

- 42% of Australians maintain that the current curriculum is inadequate and

- 30% are not confident that children are being prepared for future jobs.

21st Century Education

BYOD at Kuluin 2023

We have chosen to support the implementation of a BYOD model because:

· BYOD recognises the demand for seamless movement between school, work, home and play.

· Kuluin’s BYOD program will assist students to improve their learning outcomes in a contemporary educational setting by enabling teachers to optimize their practice to provide more choices for students’ individual learning and thinking skills.

· It will assist students to become responsible digital citizens enhancing the teaching-learning process by providing them with the skills and experiences that will prepare them for their future studies and careers..

Our students need the knowledge, skills and confidence to make ICT (Information Communication Technologies) work for them at school, at home, at work and in their communities. At Kuluin State School, we look forward to providing that opportunity for your child.

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BYOD Orientation Evening

Wednesday, May 4th, 6pm

41-67 Tallow Wood Drive

Kuluin, QLD

A BYOD Orientation Evening will be held for the parents of students entering year 4 2023 on Wednesday 4th May at 6.00pm. This will provide parents with further information about BYOD and also allow families an opportunity to engage in a Question and Answer session with our Leadership Team including Deputy Principal - Mr Brett Dowdell, Danielle Francis (Systems Technology Officer) and Mr Andrew Iddles (Digital Technolgy Teacher)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

What did you do at school today?

OneNote and Microsoft Teams Classrooms

Students who have their own device will be able to access all their lessons at home via OneNote or Microsoft Teams Classrooms. This is a great way for parents to see and discuss what the students are learning each day.

Let's hear from the experts...

Through this digital newsletter we will endeavour to keep you up to date with the latest research around digital learning.

In this issue we will hear from Professor Stephen Heppell, Digital Education Leader and Learning Futurist. Professor Stephen Heppell is one of the most influential academics in the field of technology and education globally.

Education Week 2016: The impact of technology on learning
future of learning
Stephen Heppell - What makes a contemporary school?