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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, 184 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).