There have been extensive discussions and research in education recently about the impact of mobile devices in the classroom.
Amity College recognises the need to prepare our students for a rapidly changing world, where technology plays a large role in our personal, social and professional lives.
Year 11-12 are allowed to bring their own computing device to school.
Amity College aims to enhance students’ learning experience and empower them in the way they use technology for their learning.
Listed below are a range of opportunities that either could enhance or transform teaching and learning through the implementation of technology at Amity College:
Year 7-10 students will use iPads provided by Amity College within (SIP) School iPad Program.
Year 11-12 students are free to use any device within BYOD (Bring your own device) recommends a full sized iPad.
However Amity College recommends a full sized iPad with a wifi only model. If you prefer a device other than iPad it should have the following specifications:
Note that, in case of a device other than iPad being chosen, school does not support compatibility issues that might arise.
Devices must have a protective case with a flip over cover. This is essential both for class management and device protection. The chosen case needs to be able to absorb the shock when the device is dropped, otherwise the device will be damaged.
You may also like to provide a keyboard and/or a stylus. These items are not compulsory, but school strongly recommends a fine tip stylus since it replaces pen to give a natural writing experience on the tablet. We recommend using Adonit Jot Pro which could be purchased from booklists.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) means all computer hardware, software, systems and telecommunications devices and technology (including the Internet and email) that may be used at school or accessed from the school campus with or without the assistance of school provided internet. This does not exempt personal devices whilst in use on the College campus.
If students receive materials falling into categories listed above from others without their consent and fail to notify school admin, they will be equally held responsible for accessing these sort of materials
Refusing to adhere to these rules and regulations and not following teachers’ and administration’s direction will be ground for evoking privilege to use these devices at the school. School reserves its right to temporarily confiscate and/or ban these devices to individual students due to violations.
It is necessary to have at least one of the software (apps) or its equivalent from each row below. In most cases there are free options for each type of software. Note that school prefers software running on iPad and does not guarantee that compatible software for Windows or Android based devices exists.