Blackfriars Priory School will be implementing a BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) policy at the commencement of the 2015 school year for students from Years 7 – 12. Use of the Internet and digital technologies provides great educational benefits to students. Digital devices have the potential to encourage students’ critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and research skills while preparing students for a digital world beyond school. BYOT and school access to these technologies is facilitated with the expectation that students will act in a considerate, safe and responsible manner.
Blackfriars Priory School has a strong focus on the use of ICT in the classroom to assist students in becoming successful global citizens. Students from R-10 have a focus on the ICT General Capability of the Australian Curriculum and therefore successful application of such technologies is vital in our daily learning.
BYOT continues to ensure that the original focus of ‘anywhere, anytime learning’ is continued even though DER (Digital Education Revolution) funding from the Australian Government is no longer available to schools. It is also envisaged that students will be more comfortable and responsible for a device that is of personal choice to them.