Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
The technological landscape at Brisbane Girls Grammar includes an innovative Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program that encourages students to personalise their use of technology.
The School’s BYOD policy means that students bring their own computing device to all of their classes. Students can bring a device of their choice and configure it to meet their personal likes and individual needs.
The advantage of a BYOD strategy is that it enables students to personalise their learning and adapt technology to suit their individual learning styles, rather than working with a device that has been prescribed for them. Students using their own device during the past two years have provided positive feedback — they enjoyed the flexibility of having their own device, one with which they are comfortable and familiar and also suits their home requirements.
BYOD Specifications (Updated for 2017)
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22 December 2016
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21 November 2016
During the onboarding process, we mention that there is one final step for you to assist us in providing a safe an equitable learning environment for your daughter. We require you to set up parental controls which restrict certain features of your daughter’s device during school hours. Read more on Parent Portal
6 September 2016
There are many tools and software packages (both paid and free) available that enable you to control and monitor the use of the technology your daughter uses. This blog will be updated regularly with new tools as the IT Services Department continues to become aware, and tests the usefulness, of each software package. Read more on Parent Portal
6 September 2016
The safety of our pupils our highest priority and the use of technology, both within the classroom and unsupervised and the ongoing support of our students, should align with best practice, with an emphasis on the judicious use of digital resources as a tool to enhance educational outcomes. There are many resources available on the internet that focus on Cyber Safety, and this blog will be regularly updated to link to these resources. Read more on Parent Portal
12 August 2016
The BGGS IT Services Department have set up a telephone hotline for parents to access support and advice in the use and configuration of their students BYO Device. Read more on Parent Portal
26 April 2016
eduroam is short for “education roaming”. Eduroam is a global service enabling staff and students of educational, research and related institutions to visit another eduroam participating institution and connect to the visited institution’s wireless network automatically, i.e. with minimal effort for both user and visited institution. Read more
7 July 2015
To support parents who wish to purchase a new computing device for their daughter, Brisbane Girls Grammar School has brokered an agreement with BES IT, a wholesale technology provider that has been working within the education sector for over 27 years. Read more
17 July 2014
The IT Services Department have noticed a trend in the cases being recorded in our service desk system of student devices with broken screens. In most instances, the breakage could have been avoided through the use of a more robust case. Read more
10 July 2014
The School’s IT Services Department ensures the security and robustness of the wireless network on campus, using security certificate based encryption and industry leading firewalls. While there is great importance in ensuring the security of each interconnected device and the integrity of the data stored on the School network, it is also of great importance that your home network is also secure. Read more
3 July 2014
This article appeared in the 2014 winter issue of the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Gazette.
“The teaching and learning landscape at Brisbane Girls Grammar School has changed significantly in 2014. Bring your own device (BYOD) is a paradigm shift that has significant implications for the way in which your daughter engages with her learning.” Read more
18 March 2014
BYOD has become an everyday reality for students, parents and staff at Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Through an onboarding and support process, the transition to BYOD has been streamlined and successful.
5 December 2013
In 2014, Brisbane Girls Grammar School provide all students with access to curriculum-related software for the devices that they will use at School under the BYOD policy.
25 October 2013
An Insights article by Dean of Academic Development Mr Trent Driver about equipping students for careers that don’t yet exist. The BYOD initiative will empower students to embrace new technology and be better prepared for career paths of the future. Read more
21 October 2013
On Monday 21 October, Brisbane Girls Grammar School hosted a Parent Information Evening to explain how BYOD will influence students’ learning and introduce parents to expert staff to discuss the educational, practical and technological issues around BYOD. Watch a video presentation from the information session
14 March 2013
Co-Director of Technology Studies Mr Shane Skillen’s Insights article discusses the future of technology in schools (and our homes). Students today have a unique attachment to their mobile technology. Using the same device at home and at school fosters an important link between formal and informal learning. Read more.
Article originally published in 2012 AnnualReview
Dean of Academic Development Mr Trent Driver discusses how the Brisbane Girls Grammar BYOD Policy aligns with the School’s tradition of providing learning opportunities for our students that meet the individual needs of each girl. Read more