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Learning about many different devices

 

One of the most exciting developments in terms of the use of technology at Somerset House has been the introduction of the BYOD programme. This started as a pilot programme in Grade 6 and 7 in 2012 and has transformed access to knowledge in our classrooms.  The school is covered with a seamless wireless network which allows teachers and pupils to use mobile devices wherever they are working on campus.  The access to the web or the server has made it possible to integrate the use of technology into the learning process.  The focus is now more on skills than content and pupils are learning skills and work techniques that are relevant and up to date. Again, it must be noted that the emphasis is on the task not the technology. It is strongly encouraged for children in Grades 6 & 7 to bring devices to these classes.  While we are not prescriptive regarding which devices the children bring to school, we do have basic guidelines regarding which devices work best when doing projects and research. Lockers have been acquired to assist in keeping valuable mobile devices safe during school hours when not in use.  Pupils are encouraged to not leave mobile devices in their lockers overnight. Inappropriate use of devices will result in disciplinary action being taken.

 

BYOD User Agreement
BYOD Policy
BYOD Information