BYOD & eLearning
Learning Technologies and ICT at Kyneton High School
Kyneton High School treats eLearning as an important element the modern classroom.
All students are expected to have some form of computer or netbook device with them in class and it should be seen as part of their normal classroom kit that includes their pencil case, books and texts. When students need to use specialised software such as graphics manipulation or some of our educational software packages, classes will make use of our computer rooms.
B.Y.O.D Hardware and Software requirements
All devices should be insured against theft and damage.
Kyneton high School accepts no responsibility or liability for damage, loss, or repair of these devices.
- Apple Laptops
- Windows Laptops
Devices Not Acceptable
- Smart phones i.e. android, windows and iPhones
- PSP, Play station, Kindles etc
- Tablet devices including iPads
Approved Operating Systems
- Windows 10 and above, OS (Apple) Latest version
- Office suites – containing Word Processing, Spreadsheet & Presentation functions – For example: MS/Office, Apple iWork, Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Google Docs, Docs2Go
- Antivirus software
- Web browser – Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome
Advice for Students in Year 7
In choosing a device for your child to bring to school, the important thing to remember is that the device will be used mainly for sourcing information from resources such as the Internet and for use with electronic texts. It will also be used for simple production activities such as writing assignments or creating presentations using Office style apps.
All students are expected to have some form of computer or netbook device with them in class. The device should be seen as part of your child’s normal classroom kit that includes their pencil case, books and texts. When students need to use specialised software such as graphics manipulation or some of our educational software packages, classes will make use of our computer rooms.
We have updated our policy in response to the changing nature of the use of electronic devices in classrooms, the ready availability of powerful and cheap devices and in acknowledgement of the fact that most of our families already own a device that is suitable for their child to use at school. If you have any further queries on this matter, please feel free to contact our onsite technician, Justin.
Ana Rees, Principal