BYOD Initiative 2018
At Mooroolbark College we are continuing our educational journey into the 21st Century with the integration of a Windows based tablet. As a result, in 2018 Year 7, 9 & 10 students will be part of a structured Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. This program will provide anytime, anywhere access to information and learning, equipping students with the skills they will need and their integration into this 24/7 global community.
Our aim is to develop in students a high level of digital skills and knowledge, which will enrich their lifelong learning and enhance their employment opportunities. The BYOD program assists students to develop these skills, which greatly enhance a student’s success and engagement at school. These skills also prepare students for the world of work where technological competence is essential.
We have a series of recommended Lenovo devices for your convenience that have been tested and proven for durability within a school setting. The minimum priced machine in the list provided is sufficient for all students to complete their daily tasks; however, we have sourced several models for you to choose from. All devices have a three (3) year extended onsite warranty included in the price. It is strongly recommended that you insure these devices as Mooroolbark College and The Department of Education and Training cannot accept any responsibility for theft, loss, damage or health effects (actual or potential) resulting from device use.
The devices that have been selected for 2018 are:
Lenovo N24 Yoga with pen 128GB SSD 11.6” Touch Display 4GB RAM
Lenovo 11e Yoga with Pen 128GB SSD 11.6” Touch Screen 4GB RAM
Lenovo Miix 510 256GB SSD 12.2” Touch Screen 8GB RAM
Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 370 256GB SSD 13.3” Touch Screen 8GB RAM
Jacaranda eBook Bundle
To support the BYOD initiative and minimise costs, Mooroolbark College will continue to use Jacaranda Digital eBooks. Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will be able to purchase the 2018 digital bundle for $114.95 per student from 9th October 2017.
The Bundle includes;
Maths Quests, Science Quests, Geography Alive, History Alive, Economic & Business Alive, English, Health and PE
Access to these portals are available from the Mooroolbark College website https://www.mooroolbarkcollege.vic.edu.au.
Please ensure you have a digital device and eBooks available for classes by Monday 13th February 2018. Students will not need their digital technology prior to this date.
Please note Mooroolbark College will be holding an informal Q & A Session on Monday 16th October between 7.00 & 8.00pm. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9727 8100.