Cyber Safety is taught throughout classroom programmes and is reinforced regularly Children will learn research skills and about Creative Commons including copyright
Break times and out of class times i.e. sport devices are locked away
BYOD parent presentation 2015
Bring Your Own Device
2015 Presentation for
Agenda of Meeting 5.30pm-6.30pm
• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
– What is BYOD?
– Digital Tools
– Device Requirements
– Security/Safety Guidelines
– 2016 Draft Timeline
• Question and Answer Time
– Learners are diverse. Learning styles and
preferences vary and we wish to recognise
this by allowing learners to choose the device
and applications most suitable for them.
• Anywhere / Anytime
– Teaching and learning occurs inside and
outside the classroom. We want to empower
learners to utilise tools for learning no matter
where they are.
– By having our own devices we can each have
the tools, shortcuts, widgets and add-ons that
are the most relevant to us. Our desktops and
browsers are the way we want them.
• Preparing for the future
– Our students will move into BYOD
environments at intermediate, college,
university, work place.
– Children need to develop skills for the future
NZ Curriculum Key Competencies
• Managing Self
• Using Language, Symbols and Text
• Relating to Others
• Participating and Contributing
21st Century Fluencies
• Learners need to develop 21st
Image from the 21st Century Fluency Project
• Flexible Learning
– The nature of learning
is changing. No longer
do we sit in rows and
listen to the teacher.
We are creating flexible
• Digital Fluency
– We are empowering
teachers and students
to become digitally
fluent and responsible
users of technology.
BYOD Myth 1
• BYOD deepens the digital divide
– “Students who do not have personal
technology devices have greater access to
school-owned technology tools when students
who bring their own devices to school are no
longer competing for that access.”
BYOD Myth 2
• BYOD will result in students engaging in
– Our students are living in a digital world with
ubiquitous access to technology. “Without
BYOD, at the end of each school day,
students leave school and immediately turn
on their devices and explore the web, often
unsupervised”. We need to prepare them for
the digital world in which they live.
BYOD Myth 3
• BYOD will necessitate the standardisation
of apps and software across all devices
– Students are not widgets and don’t have to
use the same tools and do things in the same
way. When teachers work with students to
understand learning goals, they challenge
students with ways to meet them, which
enables real learning to take place.
• Our children are entering a world that is
looking for abilities far different from the
• We want them to be able to
collect, synthesise and analyse
information and then work collaboratively
with others to apply that knowledge.
• They need to learn how to learn and to
respond to the constantly changing
technologies and social and global
changes in the world.
• NCEA/NZQA is changing. Online
assessments are already being trialed.
We want our students to succeed in the
21st century environment that is being
Dr Karen Poutasi, Chief Executive
2015 BYOD Journey
• Six senior school classes
• 85% take up
• Range of devices brought included:
– Tablets such as iPads
and Android devices
– iPod Touches
– MAC laptops, netbooks,
• School bought class devices (iPad/laptops 5-7)
• Feedback from teachers and children has
shown that laptops are the preferred ideal
device to support learning.
• See our online brochure for
Minimum Device Requirements
• Battery Life – 5-6 hours to get through a school
day without recharging
• Weight – Light enough for your child to carry easily
• Wireless Access – must have wireless access to
• Laptops – recommend to have up-to-date anti-
• Parents responsibility to make sure device meets
Tracking Internet Activity
• The school has invested in a WatchGuard
system which tracks all internet activity on
your child’s device
• Lockable storage cupboards are provided in each
- Children need to be responsible for their own devices.
Other schools have found children lose their jumpers
but never their ‘device’.
• Classroom Culture
- Expectations will be set as part of the classroom
culture i.e. devices should be kept in school bags
before and after school
- Classroom treaty includes ‘online’
• Sunnyhills School holds no responsibility for any
loss or damage that might occur
• Parental Responsibilities
Parents are responsible for
- insurance for their device (check with your insurance provider
- naming equipment
- sending a device that meets minimum requirements
• Child Responsibility
- charging device at home
- responsible for device at school
• How do I keep my child safe going to school?
• We recommend devices are kept in bags out
of sight, just as you would with any
equipment such as sports gear, musical
• Children should be walking to school with an
adult/small groups or the walking school bus.
• Your child may be involved in collaborative
group work, which could mean, whilst in that
group, your child will be in charge of his/her
device, and with your child’s permission
another child could work on the device with
• We want to promote a ‘share the screen’
• Screen time
– 20 minutes then a break looking out window
for 1-2 minutes
• Sitting properly with good back and chair
• Still investigating
best practise with
• Backpacks – heavier items should be
packed close to the back
• Don’t overfill
2016 Draft Timeline
• Term 1
– Agreement Forms sent out in Week 1.
– Beginning of Term 1 has yr 6 camp, yr 5
EOTC, swimming sports etc.
– We will plan to let children bring devices after
these events. We will inform you the exact
week at the beginning of 2016.
Any further questions please contact one
Helen Prescott or Sharon Knofflock