Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is being implemented across many DEC schools. The BYOD program recognises that technology and choices about technology, are very much personal and acknowledges technology in education means more than meeting specific curriculum requirements. BYOD is designed to give freedom to make technology choices that suit you and all your circumstances. There are a significant range of devices on the market that will meet a range of budgets and purposes.
Trở nên dễ thươngThere are specifications that need to be met in order to make the devices useful in the classroom, e.g. for a device to have access to the school's network there is a minimum standard for device connectivity.
Laptop, tablet device or convertible device. It is suggested that a tablet device also have a physical keyboard attachment, for ease of use over long periods of time.
Minimum Screen Size: 9"
Maximum Screen Size: 13.3"
Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or newer
Apple MacOS X 10.8 or newer
Apple iOS 6 or newer
NOTE: Android-based devices are intentionally omitted from the Hardware Specification
Device must have 5GHz 802.11n support. This may be advertised as "Dual Band Wireless", "9o2.11abgn", "802.11agn", "802.11ac" or "Gigabit Wireless".
Note: Devices marketed as "802.11bgn" probably do not support the required standard
Advertised battery life of at least eight hours.
Trở nên dễ thươngThe following are not requirements of the BYOD program, but are considerations which should ensure that your device continues to work well for at least 3 years.
Maximum weight: 2kg
Minimum RAM (laptops): 4GB
Disk configuration (laptops): Solid State Disk (SSD)
Accidental loss and breakage insurance
What is my email address?
Trở nên dễ thươngAll students have a NSW Department of Education email address which is your student login followed by @education.nsw.gov.au (e.g. email@example.com. au).
How do I check my email?
Your NSW Department of Education student portal is found at http://student.det.nsw. edu.au This is where you go to access your email. You will also find lots of other resources through this site, such as access to the Google Classrooms and links to download and install software e.g. Microsoft 365 Subscription (which is free!).
You will eventually have a Google Classroom for each of your classes. This is where your teachers will put resources for you to use and allow you to collaborate with your peers and have online discussions.
You access Google Classroom THROUGH your NSW Department of Education student portal (where you check your email) - click on the Learning·tab, and then click on Google AppsTrở nên dễ thương. You will need to enter an individual code for each class the first time to join the classroom - this will be provided by your teacher.
How can I contact my teachers or check my homework?
This is done through the
You should check this regularly, as you will find school bulletins, access to your timetable as well as homework and messages from your teachers. Your parents can also log in here and see information about your attendance!