BYO iPad Program Update 2017

As you would be aware Craigburn Primary School launched a voluntary BYO iPad program for students in Years 2 – 7 in early 2016. Throughout the early stages of the program we have experienced many successes and some challenges along the way. These have included:

  • approximately 180 students who have taken up the program and whose families participated in parent information / induction sessions,
  • 21 parent induction sessions delivered over 3 terms,
  • strong support for the program by students, teachers, families involved, and the Craigburn Governing Council,
  • positive feedback through our  external school review, held in Term 3 2016,
  • increased opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning (making their learning visible) – e.g. using apps such as Seesaw, Explain Everything
  • increased learner engagement by students using iPads as evidenced by a student data survey in Term 4,
  • a shift in the way teachers have designed learning tasks to support personalised learning and higher order thinking,
  • issues with purchasing and providing paid apps,
  • being unable to establish the program for Year 1 students,
  • and providing updated information to families e.g. paid app survey returns.

We have recently updated our BYO iPad Program Information for 2017 – (click link) and are continuing to the implement the program across Years 2 – 7, with the aim to extend this to Year 1 in the future.

Parent Induction Sessions

  • Induction sessions are designed for families of students in Years 2 – 7, who:
    • would like their child to participate in the program
    • whose child / children already participates – and would like a refresher course
    • would like their child to participate but have not yet purchased an iPad
  • Induction sessions are offered on the following dates/times:
    • Monday 20th February – 6.30pm – 8.00pm – evening session – staffroom
    • Wednesday 22nd February – 9.00am – 10.30am – morning session – hall
    • Monday 27th February – 6.30pm – 8.00pm – evening session – staffroom
    • Friday 3rd March –  9.00am – 10.30am – morning session – hall
  • Please note:
    • At least one parent / carer is required to attend. It is not essential that two parents attend.
    • Only one induction session needs to be attended by parents if more than one child is participating in the program.
    • Students are not required to attend the induction  session.
    • Further induction sessions will be available on a needs basis. Please contact the school if these dates are unsuitable to arrange an alternative time
  • At the Induction session, parents will be introduced to and stepped through a ‘BYO iPad Program iTunes U Course’ – designed to provide both the parent/s and the child with immediate and easy access to the following information and resources:
    • Setting up the iPad ready for school
    • School, Parent and Student Expectations – including acceptable use agreement
    • A required core Apps List
    • Maintenance and Care
    • Digital Citizenship and Cybersafety
    • iPad Tips and Tricks
    • Troubleshooting

Register your attendance at one of these sessions via the online registration form – click link

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