Bring Your Own Laptop for Year 4, 5 and 6 2020
Dear Parents/ Caregivers,
We would like to formally invite you to participate in the Bring Your Own Laptop program for students in Year 4, 5 and 6 2020.
Please find the Pacific Paradise State School’s Bring Your Own Laptop Charter attached that has details, expectations and requirements to participate in the program.
If you would like your child to bring their own laptop to school in 2020 please read the Pacific Paradise State School’s Bring Your Own Laptop Charter then fill in the details on the online form (link below).
This needs to be filled in and completed even if you child participated in the Bring Your Own Laptop program in 2019.
To participate please fill in the following online permission form via the link or QR code. This permission form can be filled in from a mobile phone or computer:
Margie Burrell Brett Dowdell Joannna Beck
Principal Deputy Principal Deputy Principal
Pacific Paradise State School highly values the engaging and rich learning experiences that effective technology integration can bring. The promotion and advancement of Bring Your Own Laptop aligns with world wide educational trends to ensure today’s learners are more adept at communication, creating, collaborating and critically thinking in a technology driven world.
Access to technology through a Bring Your Own Laptop program has changed how we communicate, think and process information. Digital technologies can maximize learning opportunities and support learning that is connected, collaborative and global. Children at Pacific Paradise will learn how to engage with the world around them and acquire digital skills to participate in life and work beyond school, this includes:
* Access to quality resources
* Learn anytime, anywhere
* Self-directed learning
* Connecting and collaborating
* Developing digital skills
* Accessing & reviewing in real-time
* Connecting families to learning
* Crossing educational divides
In 2020 students in Year 4, 5 and 6 are invited to bring a laptop.
We have surveyed some students who have participated in the Bring Your Own Laptop program in 2018 and 2019. The results overwhelmingly indicated the students were more engaged, felt more eager to self-direct and motivate, more independent and enjoyed the seamless learning from school to home.