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Jindabyne Central School

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

What is BYOD?                                      

BYOD is a strategy where students bring a familiar personal device to school to use as their primary technological device. The school can provide the ability to connect compatible devices to a filtered internet service. 

Jindabyne Central School implemented BYOD in 2015.


Technology Standards

Device Checklist (pdf 667 KB)

To assist parents a number of devices have been trialed on the Jindabyne Central School network. Prior to purchasing or using an already purchased device, parents and students should be made aware of the following technology standards required for devices used within our school: 

  • The DEC wireless network installed in schools only operates on the 802.11n 5Ghz standard. Devices with 802.11a/b/g or 802.11n 2.4Ghz only will not be able to connect. 
  • The battery life of the device should be capable of lasting 5 hours minimum of constant use without charge.
  • Device hardware specifications must meet the minimum (ideally the recommended)specifications of the operating system and all applications.
  • Currently supported Operating System.


Other considerations when purchasing a device include: 

  • Extended warranty 
  • Device insurance 
  • Protective casing (scratch/impact/liquid-splash resistant) 
  • Additional or spare battery packs 
  • Ergonomics (is this device comfortable to use for an entire school day) 
  • Backup storage such as portable hard drive / USB flash drive or cloud storage.