BYODD

St Anthony’s Bring Your Own Designated Device (BYODD) Program

 

Parent Information

‘We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.’ – David Warlick

Technology like pen and paper is a tool. It has the potential to be such a powerful learning tool and as such, our children need to be confident and competent users of technology.

 

Rationale

At the recent 2017 Archdiocesan, Yearn to Learn conference, it was made abundantly clear with each keynote speaker including new Director Mr Ross Fox, that children learn best when learning is self-driven and supported by the teacher.  Connecting learners to information and experiences is made richer and current using ICT.

Educational Goals for Young Australians in the Melbourne Declaration state:

‘Successful learners……. – develop their capacity to learn and play an active role in their own learning – have the essential skills in literacy and numeracy and are creative and productive users of technology, especially ICT, as a foundation for success in all learning areas.’

We cannot ignore the development of technology and the opportunities it affords our students to create, communicate, solve problems and work collaboratively across all learning areas.

To present opportunities for our students, St Anthony’s Executive and School Board have identified ICT as a key area for development in our school management plans for 2016/2017.  Significant funding to upgrade the cabling and WIFI infastructure which supports the wide range of devices was provided at the end of 2016. This infrastructure has been tested during term 1 of 2017 with teachers and classes accessing the Internet successfully.