BYOD iPad Program at Canadian Lead PS
At Canadian Lead PS we have embraced a very successful 1:1 iPad BYOD program for grades 3 – 6. Students have the opportunity to purchase an iPad and use this to compliment the current learning practices here at Canadian Lead PS.
We want our students to strive for excellence through a personalised learning program that integrates the curriculum and fully utilise the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The use of an iPad to assist this, along with countless online programs and social media/networking tools will ensure that we are preparing our students for a new era in personalised learning and digital creation.
Our 1:1 iPad Program helps us achieve this by:
❖ Providing students with access to their own iPad device. This will ensure that students can create, collaborate and have access to ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning
❖ Providing safe secure internet access that connects all students to local and global communities
❖ Allowing students to access information at hand and to demonstrate their understanding of the curriculum
❖ Providing all students with opportunities for rich and relevant learning that is engaging, promotes excellence and is personalised
As a school we have investigated several payment methods to fund the iPad program and have decided upon a BYOD model. This will involve parents and families purchasing an iPad device, if they do not already have full time access to one, for their student at Canadian Lead PS. We understand that many students already have an iPad device available to them at home, however the purchasing of an iPad device if needed can occur through general retail purchase.
For students who are unable to bring their own iPad, there will still be school owned iPads available for student use at the school site only. These iPads are not available at all times for each student but the school will do the best it can to provide as much access as possible for learning with this technology.