Strategic Goal - Powerful Learning
Technology plays a large role in our students’ lives and the development of 21st Century citizens. While our school has invested into institution devices, personal devices can enhance and enrich learning opportunities both at home and at school. Lynmore School is committed to allowing responsible, learning-centered use of personal devices at school to provide as many pathways to learning as possible for our students.
Why a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) scheme?
Lynmore School has strategically resourced time, money and expertise to upgrade our infrastructure to improve learning opportunities for our students. Globally there is a demand that access to technology and digital competencies keep growing, and as a school we see BYOD as an excellent model for this to happen. A digital device is a 21st century tool for 21st century learning. BYOD is designed to improve the integration and access to technology. We see value in having a device available for each student that they can take home each night, and we believe that having access to technology is essential to more responsive authentic learning experiences. Unfortunately, Lynmore School does not have the financial resourcing to provide a device for all of its students.
It is important to note that we believe that a digital device should only be used in learning where it adds value to the learning, i.e. it improves engagement, creativity, critical thinking, and the application of literacy, maths and science. Students will still be using pens, paper and other forms of technology in their learning!
As a school, we have the following goals for the implementation of digital devices and BYOD: