Toko School supports a Digital Citizenship model for the promotion of safe and responsible use of technology including the internet, in teaching and learning. An important part of this is that we are able to show others what that responsible use looks like while we are using technology in our learning.
We think a good digital citizen is someone who;
- is a confident and capable user of digital technology
- will use digital technology for learning as well as other activities
- will think carefully about whether the information they see online is true
- will be able to speak the language of digital technologies
- understands that they may experience problems when using technology but can deal with them
- will always use digital technology to communicate with others in positive ways
- will be honest and fair in all of their actions using digital technology
- will always respect people’s privacy and freedom of speech online will help others to become a better digital citizen.
Because we know this is important, we ask students to agree to use the internet and other technologies in a safe and responsible way by following the rules laid out in a Responsible Use of Digital Technologies Agreement including BYOD.
If someone cannot agree to act responsibly, or the things that they do mean that other people are being harmed, then we might stop them from using the internet or other technology at school.
Toko School allows children from Year 4 – 8 to ‘bring their own device’ (BYOD) to school
This permits children to bring their own Internet connected device to school. Children in Room 3, 5 and 6 will be allowed to bring a device to school.
BYOD and mobile technologies have the potential to expand and enhance interaction in the classroom, enable more real-world activities, improve learning environments, and engage students in new and exciting ways.
Our schools Strategic Plan states that:
- Children will accept responsibility for their own education and become self directed learners.
- Children will leave Toko School with a strength in the use and application of Information Communication Technologies
- We will continue to investigate emerging technologies and their potential to enhance learning.
BYOD and mobile technologies can enable a connected approach to learning, placing control and agency over learning in the hands of learners so that access to the curriculum is ubiquitous and no longer constrained by the time and place.
We believe that these personally owned devices should be allowed into our school as a way to enhance the educational experience.