Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Technology at Good Shepherd is viewed as a tool that allows each student to reach their full potential and be active participants in their learning and development. We aim to help students get the most out of digital technologies, adapt to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limit risks as they participate in online environments.
Technology, combined with excellent pedagogy should assist students to develop the necessary skills to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. The BYOD program aims to promote students ability to:
- communicate their ideas;
- think critically and problem solve;
- create and curate content; and
- collaborate with students and the global community.
Mobile technology and online learning platforms, such as Classroom, make it easier to adapt classroom environments to cater for more learning styles. As technology plays a large role in our students’ lives, we believe personal devices can enhance and enrich learning opportunities both at school and at home.
Please download the PowerPoint presentation to view with your child. Choose the Slide Show tab and present from the beginning. Move through the presentation at your own pace, referring to the resources posted on your child's Google Classroom or supplied by the front office. The resources are also accessible on the Technology website using the link below.
The Good Shepherd Technology website will keep you up to date with the exciting developments and various uses of technology. The site has been designed to provide information about online safety and current educational practices. There is also a variety of helpful tips and information to support the families involved in BYOD.