The ‘D’ in BYOD refers to the teaching and learning environment in Queensland state schools where privately-owned devices (generally laptops) are used by students. It represents not only the device but also software, applications and internet connectivity.
BYOD is not new at Caboolture CSHS. Since 2002, students have ‘brought their own device’ as part of the school’s LearnIT program
From the commencement of the 2017 school year, the P&C of Caboolture SHS has approved the schoolwide implementation of a BYOD program.
To participate in the program, student-owned laptops will need to meet minimum specifications. These will be determined by the school as those required for a device to satisfactorily operate on our network and run the designated software. It is important that families read this information carefully before choosing a device for use in BYOD@CSHS.
The Benefits of BYOD Learning:
- BYOD encourages independent learners as students have all the necessary tools and resources at home or at school. No “I left it at home (or school)”!
BYOD learning offers relevant ways to support student learning that can be transferred to the workplace, including respectful, appropriate use of mobile devices
BYOD learning is more portable, personal, collaborative, interactive, differentiated and contextual
BYOD learning creates a stronger connection between school and home
BYOD learners are often more engaged with their learning
BYOD students have a choice of three levels of participation:
- BYOD 1 through school option - onsite service and support provided
- BYOD 2 own choice- self-managed
PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF OUR BYOD OPTIONS
Bringing to school and connecting to our network a privately-owned device comes with a range of roles and responsibilities. In addition to providing a device that meets minimum specifications, students participating in BYOD@CSHS will be expected to comply with the program’s Participation Agreement.
Enquiries about our BYOD options are welcome at: