In 2020, we are
continuing and expanding Talara Primary College’s voluntary “Bring Your Own
Device” (BYOx) program.
After a highly successful
introduction of this program to Year 6 in 2019 we have, with the support of our
P&C Association, decided to open up the option of BYOx to our Year 5
families also for 2020. By growing this
program we expand the opportunities to support our students in their
investigations and engagement in the digital learning space/s that will be
created with the students in their classrooms. Our Year 5 & 6 students will
be the only students with this privilege in 2020 as they lead the BYOx program for
All students will still
interact with each other face to face - there will be lots of designing, model
making and even building, and ICT tools will be used as aids to learning, not
BE the learning.
Of course, parents/caregivers
may choose not to take up this opportunity and not provide a personal device. Their students will have access to a
classroom based device, with a ratio similar to that which currently exists in
our Year 4 – Year 6 classes. Students who are accessing their digital learning
space through school devices will not be able to take school devices home with
them. Online spaces used at school should be able to be accessed on home
computers, assuming they have internet connectivity.
This is a very exciting time for Talara Primary
College and the Year 5 & 6 students of 2020. We are very excited at the
future potential outcomes that BYOx can provide students at Talara Primary
College, with individualised learning for each student, allowing them to learn
the way that best suits them.