Over recent months, Jindalee State School has become involved in a research activity that involved Bringing Your Own Device to school. Essentially, this is a project that examines the opportunities and possibilities that are created for student learning using student-owned digital devices. At this time, there is a small team of parents and staff who are considering various issues that will be further examined over time. Please note that, at this time, there have been no final decisions made in relation to students bringing their own devices to school to support learning. Whilst this issue is considered, the normal school programs and policies remain in place. At this time of the year, expressions of interest relating to entry for the year 4 laptop program are generally called for. However, given these considerations, this process may be delayed slightly allowing time to examine possible impacts the Bring Your Own Device discussions may have on future laptop roll outs.
As indicated above, at this time, there have been no decisions made in relation to a Bring Your Own Device for Jindalee State School. When a clear direction is established, parents will be advised and expressions of interest in the One-to-One technology program for year 4 will be issued. Until this is achieved, teachers and students will continue to focus on their learning programs to achieve the best learning outcomes possible.