Bring Your Own Device
We live in a world full of advancing technology and our aim with this scheme is to ensure that our students become technologically fluent in a safe and secure way. We will be using the approach of Blended Learning to achieve this.
Blended learning combines the use of technology with more traditional classroom methods. This approach means that the devices will be used to enhance learning but our key message to pupils is to always pay more attention to the teacher, not the technology, in the classroom.
Pupils will receive any necessary logins and information through their form tutor, and will be fully briefed on safety and security throughout the year. Teachers will give instructions on subject specific usage throughout the year as pupils become familiar with their tablet devices. Typical examples of lesson use would be graphing and drawing applications in maths, vocabulary practice in language and video analysis in practical subjects like music and art. Students will also be able to use their device to access SMHW and Google Classroom for home learning and revision tasks that they have been set.
Buying Your Device
The latest deals and offers from retailers change so often that it is impossible for us to recommend one particular device. The documents below outline the minimum expectations for each device, as well as providing some vital insurance and protection advice. There are several different price points within each specification and we recommend that you consider the longevity of the device you buy. Investing in a good quality device, that is looked after with care and attention, should last your child for several years of his time at Verulam.