BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
At Jells Park, we strongly believe in providing challenging, engaging and relevant learning experiences for all of our students. One of the ways this is made possible is to provide students with access to the most up to date and efficient technology. Integrating modern technology into a school curriculum is not about replicating current models but adapting educational practices to reflect the real world and prepare for the future. Individual devices provide students with a personal gateway to our global society with access to more information, learning and collaboration opportunities than ever before.
Such devices are a companion tool that can be used in countless different ways to achieve both personal and collaborative learning goals. Jells Park PS has always been on the forefront of digital technologies and has been employing 1:1 devices in Levels 5 and 6 since 2013. This initiative has been extremely successful in improving student engagement, creativity, collaboration and management skills. It also facilitates a more personalised, dynamic and interactive curriculum that can accommodate important 21st Century skills and learning.
In 2017 Victorian schools implemented the Victorian Curriculum, part of which is the new mandatory Digital Technologies component. At Jells Park PS, our Bring Your Own Device program has allowed our students to fully immerse themselves in digital technologies as part of their everyday learning experience, in keeping with vocational trends and requirements.
In 2020 we will continue using laptops as our 1:1 BYOD device from Level 4 up to Level 6. Parents are able to access very competitive pricing and an easy experience by using our JB HIFI portal. Here you will have access to the devices that have been approved for use as part of our program.
All devices are imaged by the school and software provided at no cost to parents.