Bring Your Own Device
(BYOD) Questions answered
What is a BYOD Program?
A PILOT PROGRAM encouraging students to bring their own Internet connected devices to Alfred Deakin High School (ADHS) began in 2013.
What are the Hardware and Software Considerations?
What types of computing devices may my child bring to school?
How can my child's computing device connect to the Internet?
Are there suggested accessories?
Will there be "charging stations" so my child's electronic device can be recharged?
Are there any specifications for the type of laptop, netbook, or tablet my child may bring to school?
Can my child use an iPad or Android tablet?
What software will be needed on my child's computer?
Whose Responsibility Is It?
Who pays for the technology brought to school?
Who is responsible for any repairs or updating to personal computing devices?
Students and/or their families are responsible for their personal computing devices at all times.ADHS does not have the technology support staff to repair or update personal computing devices.
Who is responsible for damage, loss, or theft of devices your child brings to school?
Families must stress the responsibilities their children have when bringing their own computing devices to school. Any devices students bring to school are their sole responsibility.ADHS takes no liability for damaged, lost or stolen personal computing devices.
Will the family need to have Internet access at home?
Does Alfred Deakin High School suggest any other considerations?
It may be wise to acquire insurance to cover loss or damage of the personal device outside of the home.If purchasing a new computing device for a child to use at school, we recommend purchasing the extended warranty.Discuss with your child the appropriate care and use of the device while at school. While there are filters on the schools network, students need to be aware that some inappropriate content may still be downloaded and the consequences if they are using unfiltered internet the potential to download inappropriate content.
How will a child's education differ if the family does not have an Internet-connected device to bring to school?
Many lessons are collaborative allowing students to work together, sharing information accessed through personal devices. When the work is individual, students may use computers and other devices located in classrooms and/or in the Library.No child's learning experience or academic performance will be affected because he or she does not have an Internet-connected device to bring to school. ADHS is committed to a teaching and learning program that is delivered in a way that ensures every child can learn.
Will my child need to have a signed Acceptable Use Policy on file?
When can my child use the electronic device at school?
Students may use their electronic devices in class as instructed by the teacher. It is not expected that a teacher will need students to bring electronic devices everyday.Students may use their electronic devices during Classroom instruction, recess, lunch, when in the E-hub or when otherwise authorised by school personnel.
Will my child be expected to use his or her computing device both at school and at home?
Will students be able to print documents from their personal computing devices?
Students will not be able to access printers at ADHS from their personal computing devices. We will provide alternatives as follows: (1) printing capabilities from school computers, and/or (2) electronic delivery of documents through Google Docs sharing, email or other online methods.