St John's College - Bring Your Own Device Presentation


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From January 2014 students at St John's College, Hamilton will be able to Bring Their Own Device to support learning at the college. This presentation was delivered to parents of the new Year 9 cohort on 28 November 2013

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St John's College - Bring Your Own Device Presentation

  1. 1. If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. – John Dewey Preparing Young Men For Life
  2. 2. Our Vision • To embrace e-learning, through personalised learning opportunities that are flexible and authentic and meet each student’s aspirations and educational needs. • To provide increased access to ICT for students, staff and parents for the purpose of improving learning outcomes for the boys. • Creating an environment that enhances and improves student and teacher excellence, through integrating new technologies into the wide range of opportunities students are offered to enable them to participate in a global world.
  3. 3. What does the Digital World Look Like at St John’s? • • • • • • • Well resourced learning spaces Wifi Network Account Google Apps for Education Learning Management Systems Student And Parent Portals Digital Literacies and Citizenship
  4. 4. BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE BYOD is simply a program where students bring their own personal devices to school and connect them to the school wireless network that allows filtered internet access.
  5. 5. Research citing the potential benefits of e-learning Noeline Wright’s (University of Waikato) literature review looking at ‘e-Learning and implications for New Zealand schools’ highlights the following benefits of e-learning afforded by access to internet capable devices: • Improved motivation and engagement • Greater independence and personalised learning • Improved critical thinking and development of multi-literacies • Greater access to information, resources and experts • Greater opportunities for collaboration in wide contexts, including international ones
  6. 6. Top Device Tasks • • • • • • • • • • • • Digital Textbooks Email/Video/Audio/Images Inquiry Learning Note-taking Productivity (Word Processing, Multimedia) QR Codes Reading via ebooks Research Student response systems (quizzes) Subject specific apps Watching subject related videos Creating rich media content (Video/Podcasts)
  7. 7. Laptops, Netbooks, Tablets are focus Smartphones and iTouch devices have a place but not key drivers
  8. 8. What Devices Can Be used? • What devices can my child bring? – Laptop/Netbook – Tablet (includes iPads, Windows tablets, Android tablets, etc.) – Smart Phone
  9. 9. The choices • Parent choices: – To allow you to bring or not to bring • Student choices: – To bring or not to bring • Teacher choices: – To allow use in class or not allow in class – Teachers CANNOT require students to have or bring devices to class this year
  10. 10. Who's responsible? • Bring devices at your own risk • This means that if you bring a device, you are responsible for keeping it safe and secure • Do not leave your device in a classroom, even if the teacher allows it • You are responsible for the appropriate use of your personal computing device
  11. 11. Bring Your Own Device • What if my child’s device is stolen or damaged? –Students bring their personal electronic devices to school at their own risk just like any other personal items. The school will NOT be held responsible if any personal electronic (or other personal item) is lost, stolen, damaged, or misplaced.
  12. 12. Bring Your Own Device • Will my child be at a disadvantage if they don’t have a device? – No! Other resources are made available. • What network will users access? – Students will have access to school filtered internet access only by logging in to our network. All “chat” and “IM-ing” capabilities have been disabled.
  13. 13. What will BYOD Look like in 2014 • • • • Optional Student/Parent Choice over device Policies in place for new academic year (website) Students able to use in class when appropriate to the learning activity • Teachers varying from experimentation to wide ranging integration • Professional Development for staff and students At St John’s College, we envisage a learning environment where technology is a part of us, not apart from us.
  14. 14. Further Information Visit the School Website
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