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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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Roncalli College BYOD 2021

Roncalli College requires all students to come to school equipped with a digital device to support and complement their learning.   In order to meet the changing nature of the digital world, students with their own device are able to practise the digital skills required to be self managing, collaborative and innovative learners.  Having a device provides them with the tools required to maximise learning opportunities as they occur, utilising the wider learning community, whilst also providing easier access to resources and information, both inside and beyond the classroom. Much of the classroom work the students experience does make use of digital tools in addition to traditional classroom activities; the two are not mutually exclusive but complementary. The College’s approach is to use digital tools when the time and task is right to do so. Students are not expected to be using their devices for every minute of the class, for every class.

Recommended Devices

We strongly recommend laptops, either PC or MAC, but are happy in the Junior College for students to use a Chromebook or Netbook. We do not recommend Tablets such as iPad's as suitable devices to use.

As students move through to the Senior College Chromebooks/ Netbooks are not always suitable for all classroom demands. As a result, we highly recommend a device with a full operating system such as Windows or MacOS so they can effectively complete work in these subjects.

Specific subjects that such a device would be recommended would be  L1-3 Calculus, Statistics, Music, Art, Media, and Physics. If a device is well managed it should last a student  approximately 3 years.

To manage a device it is best to fully charge it at home overnight and leave the charger at home, transport it in a protective case, ensure the device is not overloaded with personal music, images, and video files and has the appropriate Anti-virus software.

 

Junior College Chromebook

 

Full size keyboard

Battery Life: 5-8 hours

Screen size: 14 inch or larger

Hard Drive: 64gb eMMC (or SSD)

 

RAM: 4GB minimum

Wi-fi: Dual band wireless

3 year warranty recommended

Mic and Camera

SD card slot

USB ports

Protective case

Insurance is essential

                                        Approximate cost for a device of these specs is around $500

Senior College Laptop

Full size keyboard

Battery Life: up to 10 hours

Screen size: 14 inch or larger

Hard Drive: 256GB SSD

RAM: 8GB 

Processor: i5 or similar

SD card slot

USB ports

Wi-fi: Dual band wireless

Anti-virus: Download AVG free

3 year warranty recommended

Mic and Camera

Protective case

Insurance is essential

                                        Approximate cost for a device of these specs is $1000

Software

We are a Google school, and your student has a College Gmail account that gives them access to a range of Google Digital Tools. These are all cloud based so there is no need to download any software.

We recommend Google Chrome as the browser to use on all devices.

Windows 10 S

If your device (or you are purchasing a device) has Windows 10 S as the opertaing system installed you will need to switch out of S mode in order to instal Google Chrome.

In partnership with Microsoft, Roncalli College also provides access to download Microsoft Office 365 on up to five devices whilst they are enrolled. Go to www.office.com and enter your student email and password to access Office 365 and then download the specific Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

 

RONCALLI COLLEGE PROSPECTUS

This prospectus aims to provide a brief overview of what Roncalli can offer each student during their important years.

 

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