BYOD @ ISC
Research shows that there are benefits to students having computer access available to them both within and outside of school in order to support their learning. As our society becomes increasingly reliant on digital technology, it is important that students develop their digital literacy skills.
Irymple Secondary College offers a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program to support students in having increased access to technology. We will continue to offer access to netbook and desktop computers to all students within the school. The BYOD program will operate alongside this and will allow students to bring their own, privately owned devices to school to use to support their learning. Parents and student are able to purchase BYOD devices through our portal. The link to the BYOD purchasing portal is: https://irymplesc.technologyportal.com.au. Students are also able to bring devices not purchased through the portal.
To support the BYOD program, the College will provide to all students:
Connecting My Device
Before any device can be connected to the College network, the Acceptable Use Agreement must be signed and returned. The device must also be protected against viruses. If antivirus software is required, the IT staff may install the DEECD antivirus solution. IT staff will also arrange access to the eduSTAR suite of software, free of charge.
Students are expected to charge devices overnight and to bring them to school, fully charged, each day.
Support is offered through the College IT technicians:
Features to consider when purchasing a device:
Using technology to support learning:
Students involved in the BYOD program will be able to use their own device to access a range of resources to support their learning both inside and outside of school. These resources are available to all students.
Appropriate use of the internet service within the school network is closely monitored by a filtering system. This does not apply to use of devices outside of the school network. Parents are responsible for monitoring usage at home.
Home internet connection is not supplied by the College or the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Configuring access to home internet is the responsibility of students and parents.
The student portal, parent portal and website are accessible at any time from any location with internet access.