BYOD Specifications

Why BYOD - Bring Your Own Device?

To provide more access to digital technologies that contribute to raising student achievement by enabling students to be:

  • effective users of communication tools
  • active seekers, users and creators of knowledge
  • independent, resourceful and enterprising
  • future focused
  • critical thinkers
  • able to work collaboratively
  • able to share work from home to school  and with their teachers

What is a digital device?

It is a personal laptop, Netbook, Chromebook, Android Tablet, or an iPad. As a school we don’t believe that mandating a particular device is necessary, and because individual  student needs differ, this can be a complex question to answer. We have however, put together some suggested minimum specifications.

The device

A digital device is one that allows students to browse, create and edit  documents efficiently. Students do not require a powerful (expensive) machine, nor do they need a large hard drive as they can easily save and share their work in the cloud.

Listed below are the suggested minimum specifications for our BYOD programme: