BYOD Device Guide and Information Sheet

BYOD Device Guide and Information Sheet
LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
Information sheet (BYOD)

Learning with technology
Students can expect to use some of the following tools: google apps, MOODLE,
visual/audio tools, online collaborative tools (MyMaths, Language Perfect),
blogging/forums, self-management tools

Device Security
The security of a student owned device is the responsibility of the student
All insurance (theft and damage) should be covered by the owner of the device

Data Security
Devices should be protected by user name and password
Virus protection must be kept up to date
Passwords or log in details should not be shared

Printing from Personal Devices
Students will be able to print directly from their device using their account or they will
be able to print from a networked computer

Data Management
Students are responsible for their own backup through USB, external drive or “cloud”
based back up.
Students will be able to use Google drive accounts for storage

Service and Support
We will be able to provide limited support for devices from our ICT help desk. The
technology student leaders will be able to provide assistance during breaks.

Digital Citizenship/On-line safety
The cyber safety agreements make it clear what the expectations are regarding the
use of devices at school
Guidance and support to students to keep themselves safe on-line will be provided

Management and Care
Always store the device in a protective bag
Devices must not be left in unsupervised areas during the day
Devices must be fully charged at the beginning of the day
LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
WEGC BYOD Device Guide
At Wellington East Girls' College students in Year 9 bring a digital device to school.
Students at other levels may bring a device to school to assist their learning.
Students can use their devices throughout the day for collaborative learning, web-based
research and applications, including creating documents and presentations.
To ensure the device is functional and appropriate for learning, at a minimum, it should have:
 a screen size of at least 9 inches (23cm)
 a solid, off-screen keyboard that can comfortably be typed on
 a fully-functional Web browser that works well with Google Apps
 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi capability
 at least 4 hours battery life
While this excludes smart phones and many popular mini tablets, there is a wide range of
device types that should accommodate preference and budget.
Note that senior students may require more sophisticated hardware and software.
Device Type
Example Products
Tablet with add-on
keyboard.
Apple iPad Air with
Logitech Type+
Keyboard Case Folio
Light to carry
Samsung Galaxy
Tab 4 10.1" with
Logitech Keyboard
Folio
Easier to record photos
and video
Acer C730
Chromebook
Usually light to carry
Chromebook.
HP Chromebook
11.6"
Notebook (Laptop)
HP ProBook 430 G2
Note that there may be
additional software
requirements according
to subjects taken
Apple MacBook Air
11.6"
Pros
Cons
Lack Adobe
Flash player
Simplified operation
Built-in keyboard
Heavily reliant
on web-based
apps
Works well with Google
Apps
Limited variety
of software
Better for complex
computing tasks such as
programming or
advanced photo and
video editing
Generally
heavier and
more bulky to
carry
Wide variety of
accessories and
peripherals.
Lower battery
life
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