Learning with Digital Technologies /BYOD 

Vision: Learners are empowered to be confident, connected, creative, innovative citizens of tomorrow.

WE HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING YEAR 5 and 6 STUDENTS  TO BRING IN THEIR OWN DEVICE TO SCHOOL FOR LEARNING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2015 - in 2018 we will opening this up to Year 4-6. 

WE BELIEVE THAT…our students live in a world that is fundamentally different than it was ten years ago with new technologies accelerating the pace of change in our world.  With these technologies, we believe we can provide enhanced learning opportunities and higher levels of engagement requiring increased global awareness and emphasizing the need for interconnectedness.  Thriving in this world will not only require mastery of essential content-based skills but also the ability to think critically and solve problems, communicate and collaborate with others, and be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial.

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  • All students in Year 5 and 6 and many students from Year 2-4 will use google apps to enhance learning in writing, reading, mathematics, inquiry (topic) and homework 
  • Students who do not have a device will share classroom devices owned by Browns Bay School.
  • Student learning is monitored through google dashboard called Hapara.
  • Student internet is available between 9am and 3pm.
  • Devices are locked in a cupboard at morning tea and lunchtime and times when they are not needed.
  • Devices are not to be shared.
  • Recommended devices information is available.
  • Devices need to be internet capable.  (no phones or iPods)
  • Students will adhere to both the internet use agreement and the BYOD agreement, signed by parents and student.
  • There will be a balance of learning programs involving whole class, group sessions, handwritten tasks and non-screen times - blended digital learning.

To discuss further:   

please contact Cherie Bibbie or Peter Mulcahy at bbs@brownsbay.school.nz 

Slide Show - LWDT from 28th Nov 2017

Slide Show - BYOD from 28th Nov 2017

 

What to buy: Browns Bay School has a business relationship with Noel Leeming. They are offering specific deals for Browns Bay School students or discounts on other devices that you may choose.

Click here for the latest Flyer

 If you have questions about existing devices that you have you can also take these to the Albany store and they will ascertain if they will meet minimum requirements for our school.

Links

FAQs

Information booklet

Internet User Agreement

BYOD Agreement