BYOD | Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning Vision

To create confident, flexible, self-directed lifelong learners

We are encouraging Year 4, 5 and 6 students to bring in their own devices to school for learning.

We believe that…

our students live in a world that is fundamentally different than it was fifteen years ago with new technologies accelerating the pace of change in our world.  With these technologies we believe we can provide enhanced learning opportunities and higher levels of engagement requiring increased global awareness and emphasizing the need for interconnectedness.  Thriving in this world will not only require mastery of essential content-based skills but also the ability to think critically and solve problems, communicate and collaborate with others, and be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial.

All students in year 4, 5 and 6 will use Google Apps to enhance learning in all areas of the Curriculum.

  • Students who do not have a device will share classroom devices owned by Torbay School.

  • Student learning is monitored through the Google Admin Console and Hapara Teacher Dashboard

  • Student internet is available between 9.00am and 3.00pm

  • Devices are not shared

  • Devices are kept in a cupboard at morning tea and lunchtime and times when they are not needed

  • Recommended device information is available

  • Devices need to be internet capable (no phones or iPods)

  • Students will adhere to the digital citizen agreement, signed by parents and student each year.

  • There will be a balance of learning programs involving whole class, group sessions, handwritten tasks and non-screen times

We recommend Chromebooks for learning.

Click here for Noel Leeming options

To discuss further or to look at a classroom in action, contact:  Gary O’Brien or Jennifer Dawe

Click a yellow icon below for more information

Useful Videos to Watch