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Computers and technology

Computers have been in classrooms for many years and over the past ten years the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) has grown within the classroom. Teachers as life-long learners continue to focus on curriculum and balance their pedagogical skills to best use ICT in an educationally purposeful way.

From 2015, Kedron moved to a BYOD model, sometimes called BYOx.

Bring Your Own 'x' (BYOx) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students and/or staff use their privately owned devices to access the departmental network and information systems in an educational setting.
The BYOx acronym used by the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) refers to the teaching and learning environment in Queensland state schools where privately owned devices are utilised.
 
Why did BYOD happen?
  • Funding for the 1to1 take-home Laptop program ended.
  • Ongoing costs for continuation of 1to1 take-home Laptop program too high.
  • Worldwide trend to allow personal devices, connectivity to corporate / educational networks.

For more information, see the BYOD Information and Handbook (PDF, 374 Kb)

 

BYOD Parent Portals

The BYOD parent portals are offered as a convenient way in which to buy a laptop, accidental damage cover, extended warranty and accessories. Kedron State High School does not endorse nor recommend any particular supplier of IT equipment or accessories. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to compare prices and services from multiple retailers so that they are satisfied that the items on offer represent quality and value for money. Any purchase transactions conducted via the portals are a private matter between the purchaser and supplier -  Kedron State High School is not privy to the contract.

Parents and caregivers have complete freedom to choose the supplier of the BYOD laptop.

Please note that the minimum recommended device specifications appear in the BYOD Information and Procedures Handbook (link on this page).

 

Online Services Register

The use of web based educational resources has risen steadily over the last decade and are increasingly being used by teachers across Queensland to improve student learning outcomes.

Our school and teachers make decisions about the best technology to meet the needs of our students. As a BYOD school, we aim to provide many opportunities for students to access and learn with their devices for meaningful learning experiences. Various online resources are investigated to determine appropriateness prior to sharing with students. Sometimes it is beneficial for students to utilise services provided by third party web based providers.

Kedron State High School wishes to utilise the third party web based service provider/s listed below to aid students learning. For your student to use the service the teacher may need to register them as a user. Registering with these providers requires student personal information to be disclosed to the provider of the service. In the case of the services outlined below they are private companies that are hosted onshore in Australia and outside of Australia. Outside of Australia means that data that is entered to register for these sites will be stored on servers that are not based in Australia and therefore are not bound by Queensland’s privacy laws.

Below (and to the right) are links to the third party web based service providers.  This list is updated annually.

Online Services Register​​