With Christmas and the new school year just around the corner, this could be an ideal opportunity for parents to consider purchasing a Chromebook if your child is moving into the middle/senior area of our school. Teachers have noted how much BYOD has enabled the learning for those who have their own devices.
Children have instant access to learning resources, information and their work. They are showing greater learner agency (or ownership of and engagement in their learning) with access anytime, anywhere. This along with device familiarity means that the children’s learning is flexible and more learner-focused than device focused. They don’t have to wait their turn for or share a device and they take greater care of their own property. Those children moving on to High School can transition easily, having a device already, while taking their Kaharoa School work and achievements with them.
Noel Leeming has deals on Chromebook devices we allow for BYOD, as per the attached flyer. This flyer has an expiry date of 30 November 2019, at which point we understand, the expiry date may extend to the end of January 2020. After considerable feedback from customers, Noel Leeming has approached the flyers slightly differently this year, and have not included bundles of accessories. Instead they are recommending that at the time of purchasing their device customers choose the accessories they want from our wide range in-store, which allows them to personalise the accessories they want. This also allows the customer to purchase the accessories at the discounted BYOD pricing at the same time.
Also please see the below link to the Noel Leeming BYOD Toolkit. This link give customers the most up to date BYOD information available at any time.
Please note it is certainly not advocated or expected by the school that every child in Rooms 5 through to 8 purchase a device however below are some of the reasons we are advocating BYOD.
What is BYOD? BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is a policy that allows students to bring their own computing devices to school for use on the school’s network. These devices are also used at WHHS, RGHS and Lakes High School. When at school, children work only on the school Network for Learning filtered network which we control.
The school has a limited number of devices which the children currently work on, so why are we promoting this opportunity? Below are some reasons.
If you would like to discuss further please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.
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