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Student Chromebook Program

The McKinnon Chromebook program is an exciting opportunity to improve student engagement and promote even greater academic achievement, providing teachers and students new ways to learn and collaborate.

Students participating in the program will gain 24-7 access to information and communication technology resources, enabling greater opportunities for deep learning, collaboration and critical thinking.

The 21st century requires resilient, independent learners who can think critically. We believe this Program will develop students’ ability to research, synthesise and collaborate, whilst maintaining McKinnon’s commitment to outstanding academic performance.

The students’ Chromebooks can be connected to the internet at school and at home (using your family’s internet connection, where available). Whilst this presents a great learning opportunity, it must be used responsibly. We expect our core values of respect and integrity to be reflected in every aspect of our students’ lives, and this extends to their electronic communication with others.

EXPECTATIONS

  • Bring your Chromebook to school every day, with the battery fully charged.
  • Store your Chromebook securely (at home, in your locker, etc).
  • Keep your Chromebook in its protective case.
  • In class, Chromebooks will be used at the discretion of the classroom teacher – students must take their Chromebook to every class, but the class teacher will determine when and how it is used in class.
  • Your Chromebook must be used for educational purposes only.

The program is broken into 2 parts:
Year 7 Program 
Students will use their Chromebook from years 7 through 9

Year 10 Program
Students will use a new Chromebook from year 10 through 12.

Devices only come with a 3 year warranty and are no longer updated after 5 years.  This is why devices are renewed at Year 10, in order for classes to run smoothly with all students having equal access.

ABOUT THE CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM (YR 7 & 10)

Students entering at year 7 and 10 will be required to purchase a Chromebook for use over 3 years. These devices run “ChromeOS” which is essentially a web browser on a laptop.  They’re fast, have great battery life and fully integrate with google apps, used widely at the school.

Links:

FAQ

Online Purchasing Portal: 

https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/

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