BRING YOUR OWN CHROMEBOOK (BYOC) PROGRAM
At Oatlands Primary School, we offer a 1:1 Bring Your Own Chromebook program to all students from Years 4 - 6. Digital Technologies are dramatically changing how we educate our students. By increasing the level of access to digital devices, students can leverage learning opportunities that are interactive, differentiated and collaborative in nature. The targeted and effective application of technology, coupled with the quality and of instruction, can enhance student learning.
Oatlands Primary School plays an important role in introducing technology to our students and ensuring it is used appropriately to enable effective learning. As a school, we have opted to use Chromebooks as our mandated device across Foundation to Year 6. Chromebooks are essentially a laptop crossed with a tablet, offering dual functionality of a keyboard and touchscreen. The Chromebook runs on a Chrome Operating System and uses web and cloud-based storage. The benefits of using a Chromebook include:
No setup of software required, just log in using student Google account
It won't slow down over time or be made redundant by new operating systems
Starts up in seconds, no long load times or software updates
Cost effective, being web-based means no app purchases required
Long battery life (approximately 8 hours)
Ergonomics, encouraging students to have more appropriate posture
App reliability - Google Suite, Mathletics, Sunshine Online will run effectively as web-based apps
Click the links below to access the information regarding the 2019 BYOC program.