BYOD @ MPS
At Mindarie Primary School, students in years 4, 5 and 6, are invited to bring their own iPad to school every day as part of our BYOD program. The BYOD program is a voluntary initiative aimed at increasing student access to technology. Students who do not have their own device will continue to have access to school iPads as often as is practical.
Digital technologies are increasingly transforming the way we work, live, learn and play, offering new opportunities, better tailoring of educational choices, and unprecedented access to services and resources. Mobile devices, such as iPads, and their associated apps can be used in educational settings as an annotation tool; to enable creation and composition; facilitate social networking; and provide rich tools to capture and edit video, audio and images. The portability, flexibility, and natural intuitive interfaces make tablets ideal devices for students to substitute, augment, modify and redefine traditional classroom learning tasks.
It is critical parents support their child’s learning by ensuring the iPad is sent to school each day, is fully charged, and has the required apps installed with updates regularly maintained. We as a school will manage any apps that your child will require for learning – including paid apps that the school will install using our Mobile Device Management software, Jamf. This process will enable your child and the teacher to make the most of the device both at school and at home