Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Copperfield College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program aims for every student to bring to school a parent or student-owned digital device to use as a powerful learning tool.
Students need to be prepared for the ever-increasing use of digital technologies in our society. Daily effective use of devices helps students develop knowledge and skills to become creators and controllers of digital technology beyond being mere consumers. A device is therefore regarded as a vital tool for learning. Students without a device are not able to access everything they need for learning.
Click on this link to go to the BYOD Portal run by JB HiFi and enter the code 2019COPCOL to purchase a suitable device.
Note that the device required in 2019 for new Year 7 students is a Chromebook. The Portal provides cash, card and one year interest-free purchase options for different Chromebook models.
A Chromebook is also highly recommended for all new students in Years 8 and 9 in 2019, as well as for all students currently at the College who need a BYOD device in Years 8 and 9 in 2019.
By 2022 the College will have a Chromebook BYOD environment from years 7 to 10. Chromebooks will continue to be supported for Years 10 to 12 while students may elect a different device subject to course requirements.
All student use of devices must be smart, safe and responsible. Students must develop not only relevant knowledge and skill of how devices can be used effectively, but also an understanding and a capacity to behave appropriately when using technology.
The BYOD Guide 2019 contains a Responsible Use Agreement that students and their parents/carers must sign before any device is connected to the school network. Parents/Carers of students who do not currently own a device are encouraged to read the specifications for suitable devices prior to purchase.
The College is looking forward to all students using their device in a smart, safe and responsible way. If you have any questions about the BYOD Program, please contact your Campus Office who will direct you through to someone who can help you.