Bring you own device


BYOD at Newbury School.

BYOD in the Hillary Team (Rooms 5, 6, 7 & 8).

We have BYOD (bring your own device) at Newbury School in the Hillary Team (Rooms 5, 6, 7 & 8).

Below you will find a brief overview of the why and how, and a presentation used when discussing this approach.

A BYOD Agreement will be sent home at the beginning of each year and will need to be signed and returned to the School Office before a learner can bring their own device to school.

What does BYOD look like at Newbury?

  • It is optional, not compulsory.
  • No-one is disadvantaged as school devices are available for all students who do not have BYOD.
  • It includes managed access to a school based Google Apps account (email, docs, sheets, slides etc) for each student.
  • It provides a natural integration of digital citizenship learning and discussions for all students.
  • It is a deliberately blended approach where effective strategies for teaching and learning e.g. direct teacher instruction, group work, writing in books, art, sports etc still take place!

Why BYOD at Newbury?

  • Increased motivation and engagement in learning.
  • Enhanced ability to share and collaborate on learning, and give and receive feedback
    (e.g. student/teacher, student/student & student/home).
  • More choice in how and where students can learn and how they can present their understanding.
  • More personalised as learners can learn on their own device, use apps they are familiar with and have more choice.
  • Home school connection enhanced through students bring home their device (i.e. learning) every day.