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BYOD Info for 2018

A few years ago, with an ever increasing presence of personal technology at school, KHS initiated an option for students to use their own mobile technology (Laptop, Netbook or Tablet) as a learning tool. Our students have enjoyed considerable benefit in having their own device to use.
Now, with the previously funded federal government laptops having been withdrawn from service at the end of 2017 due to their declining condition, students attending Kapunda High School will be expected to have a device for daily school use from the beginning of 2018. Most secondary schools (public and private) are in the process of making this transition as unfortunately, purchasing enough devices for all students is not sustainable from within school budgets.

KHS has partnered with LWT to provide an online purchasing portal with hand picked devices that we are confident will meet the requirement for most subjects at KHS. We highly reccommend purchasing a device through the portal to ensure compatibility. We have seen a number of devices that have not met our mimimum requirements and many of these have had issues. If you are unsure about purchasing via the portal or elsewhere, please speak to a member of the IT HelpDesk team first.

Some further information from the beginning of 2018 is available below…

KHS BYOD Circular
KHS BYOD Info Booklet
BYOD Application for Long Term Loan Information

BYOD Application for Long Term Loan

Recommended Device Portal

The KHS BYOD device portal is available through our partner website LWT (Learning With Technologies). Here you can purchase a device that the school recommends for use at KHS. These devices will be supported by the school. Finance options are now available.

We currently have three models with different configurations available. Full details available via the LWT BYOD order portal.

ACER Travelmate B117 Celeron (11.6 inch screen)
KHS Recommends this device for basic everyday school tasks such as Internet research and Document Processing.
 
Acer Travelmate B118 11.6″ Convertible Touch Netbook with Stylus (11.6 inch screen) (New 2018)
KHS Recommends this as a great all round device for everyday school tasks. This new model has greater battery life and a higher resolution screen (including digitiser) compared to the B117 models.
 
ACER Travelmate P449 (Intel i5, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD)
KHS Recommends this device as an advanced performer. Great for the basics as well as more processing power for heavier design tasks, 8GB of Ram to support more applications simultaneously and a 256GB SSD Hard Drive to allow for more storage of media rich content. 14 inch screen for easier viewing/editing.
 
If intending to use these devices for IT or Art/Design subjects during senior school years – the Travelmate P449 models would be recommended.

Click here to go to the KHS BYOD Order Portal

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