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BYOD - CWPS Year 6
Transcript of BYOD - CWPS Year 6
BYOD Program - Year 6 CWPS
What is BYOD?
BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device.” It is an initiative that will allow students who have personal technology devices to bring them to school to use them for educational purposes under the direction of a teacher.
A device is any of the following:
iPad/iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod
How will it work?
Parents will receive a copy of the ICT Policy, BYOD User Agreement and Authority to Publish this week (translated copies will also be provided).
Both parents and student's must sign the document.
No student is allowed to bring a device to school without having both parent and student sign the user agreement.
Once again, the school and its staff accept no responsibility for any damage (accidental or intentional), theft or lost devices.
We will endeavour to keep a register of devices and a record of which devices are indeed at school on which days.
Most apps that we will use can be downloaded for free but at times, your child will need to purchase certain apps that allow them to enhance their learning. It is advisable that you purchase a $20 iTunes/Google Play etc voucher that may be used for such apps.
How can BYOD be used in class?
Web 2.0 tools and Apps have opened great possibilities for mobile devices in education.
Example: previously students have created online flyers (Perfect World Recipes) which embed images, video, audio AND can be published online and be viewed and commented on by people all over the world.
We have also used 'Edcanvas' in Science to research and gather videos, website links, audio and images on climate change. All of this exists on a cloud in cyber space!
Let's have a look at an example http://edcvs.co/11FHD4M
It is up to us to teach students to appropriately use the tools we have enabled them to access.
Students will participate in a Cyber Safety/Bullying unit in Term 1
Students will learn about: staying safe and healthy while using digital technologies; appropriate and inappropriate online behaviour; and being a positive contributor in an online world.
We hope that together we can prepare your children to be life long learners who are equipped with the necessary skills to not only exist but engage and participate in our ever changing world.
Please be aware that this the BYOD program was trialled in 2013 with great success .
We welcome any feedback you may have about the program and encourage any parents who wish to visit the class and see how the program is working, to contact Year 6 teachers.
What devices are we talking about?
Let's explore some of the reasons why we have chosen to adopt this program.
Bridge the gaps between school and home
Personalise and differentiate learning, e.g. a variety of apps to create and produce quality pieces of work, accessibility and options to adjust to learners needs
Augment best teaching practice by redefining and modifying what students can do (SAMR model pictured below)
Give students control of their learning
Build student organisation skills and sense of responsibility
Focusing on 21st Century learning, including critical and creative thinking, collaboration, communication, self-direction, global awareness and cultural literacy.
Ability for students to pursue lines of inquiry e.g. through individually chosen Science topics (Term 3)
Opportunities for students to collaborate with teachers and peers alike through 'Edmodo' and 'GoogleDrive'
Student choice in the use of multimedia to explore, research, think, analyse, synthesise, communicate and express ideas.
Mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, netbooks are mobile and unlike desktops they are easy to move around.
record video and audio
access Internet for research
access a wide variety of Apps and Web 2.0 tools (hundreds with more being developed every day)
Ideally each student will have a mobile device but
will be disadvantaged! If technology is considered an asset in the teaching and learning of the curriculum, then
students will need to have access to devices, as well as the opportunity to engage in educationally sound uses of the devices.
Year 6 currently possess a pod of
which is shared across the grade.
To ensure equity, once the BYOD program begins each class will have access to at least 5 iPads at a time which can be shared amongst any students who are not participating in the BYOD program.
Most of our work with technology is
meaning students will mostly work in pairs and small groups.
There is still a place for books, paper and writing! At this point in time, we will not rely solely on these devices instead we will use them to enhance quality learning programs already in place.
assumption that parents need to go and purchase a mobile device as mentioned previously -
NO student will be disadvantaged.
However if you are interested, Centrelink offer a 'School Kids Bonus' payment which, if eligible, may help to alleviate any costs and can be used to purchase an iPad Mini for $358.
Please seek further information about this scheme with your local Centrelink office.