BYOD at Ladbrooks School
Transcript BYOD at Ladbrooks School
BYOD at Ladbrooks School
Information for Staff and Parents
Sean Bailey and Linda Ewen
Our School Vision
“We prepare Ladbrooks Learners by
developing values, knowledge and
competencies to allow them to confidently
and actively connect and contribute to their
community now and into the future”
Actively connecting and contributing …
what does this look like in a school
What’s happening around us?
The way students learn and acquire new knowledge
and understandings is very different from when we were
What is different?
21st C Learning
Developing new skills and literacies
Focuses on developing information literacy skills.
Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces
Student Centered: Experiential
Students have different styles of learning
A changing World!
Computing Power Today’s washing machine has more computing power
than all of NASA’s computing resources when it first landed on the moon.
Ubiquity (Technology is everywhere) Out of the worlds population of 7
billion 5 billion of us are cell phone subscribers.
Connectivity (Social Networking) Facebook didn’t exist prior to 2004.
Today 1 out of 8 people on the planet has a facebook page.
If the context is important….
Children starting at Ladbrooks school today will
complete their secondary schooling in 2026.
What will the world look like in 2026?
How will we educate and prepare children for a world
we don’t know anything about?
Progress we have made
What are we doing at Ladbrooks to meet the needs of our students in a digital
age? Over the last 12 months we have introduced a number of new initiatives.
• Staff Development
• Collaboration with other cluster schools
• Integration of new digital tools into classrooms (laptops, ipads and imacs)
• New wireless system
• Our network wiring and cabling has been extensively upgraded
• UFB (Ultrafast Broadband)
‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD)
What is BYOD?
Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to technology models where students
and staff bring a personally-owned device to school for the purpose of
The type of devices that students might bring to school in a BYOD model
include: laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, e-book readers, and MP3
● Increased access to a personal device can enable inclusive and more
personalised learning pathways through the curriculum.
● BYOD can enable a connected approach to learning, placing control over
learning in the hands of learners so that access to the curriculum is
ubiquitous and no longer constrained by the time and place.
● Our improved infrastructure (Ultrafast broadband and wireless) can now
support demand from increased numbers of devices.
● BYOD will impact on professional learning and teaching. Staff and students
may be working together to integrate technologies appropriately so there is
choice, collaboration, and opportunities to connect in ways that support
Advantages of BYOD?
Current thinking around implementation
In 2014 allow students in Year 1-8 the opportunity to bring their own
It will not be compulsory for students to have their own device.
We will continue to provide some devices for our students, so they will not
be disadvantaged in any way.
Policies and Procedures around the use of