ICT at Greenwith Primary School
Greenwith Primary school is committed to building digitally responsibly students, by utilising cloud based learning programs in a safe digital environment. Students will agree to the acceptable use policy and will be instructed on how to use the internet in a safe, responsible manner.
Classes use ICT to
- Write their assignments and projects
- Collaborate on projects
- Submit their work for marking
- Access electronic textbooks
- Use the internet for researching
- Various coding exercises
- Interact with STEM/STEAM projects like Lego Mindstorm and Littlebits.
Consultation with the ICT Sub committee and teaching staff in years 5, 6 and 7 it was decided that utilising the google suite of applications for education allows building an effective modern learning environment and increase digital productivity.
The Chromebook was chosen as the most suitable device for this learning environment for the following reasons:
- Reduced Distractions: Chromebooks are designed for education and not games
- Managed Device: Chromebooks, including BYOD can be easily managed, ensuring a consistent learning environment
- Security: Chromebooks are virtually impossible to infect with virus or malware
- Long Life battery: last all day
- Work stored in the cloud: No more lost work, students can continue their work from home.
- Integrated Environment: Students log in using their Greenwith Google ID and instantly have access to their work, school assigned apps and learning environment, even at home.
- Cost Effective: Chromebooks allow the school to purchase more devices.
BYOD (Buy your own device)
BYOD is being introduced for students in Years 5, 6 and 7. BYOD at Greenwith Primary School is optional and is encouraged to complement the already 1:1 chromebook program in these year levels.
Purchasing your own chromebook :
- Enables your child to have the same device used at school at home.
- As chromebooks are more cost effective they are a great introductory computer for students in primary and middle years who want a personal, secure device for school work.
- Option of purchasing a better chromebook.
- Allows the school to reallocate the school chromebook to another year level.
The following devices are available:
Lenovo Chromebook 100e
Lenovo Chromebook 300e
Lenovo Chromebook ThinkPad 13
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is a Chromebook?
For more information on what a Chromebooks is please visit https://www.google.com.au/chromebook/.
For more information on Google Gsuite and the tools available on Chromebooks please visit https://gsuite.google.com.au/.
Note that certain apps like Gmail and Google Hangouts are not available to Greenwith user accounts.
Where can i buy a chromebook for school?
At this stage we are only accepting BYOD chromebooks that are purchased via the schools BYOD Portal.
When will I receive my chromebook?
Devices will be delivered to the school. As soon as the device is received it will be set up and handed over to your child’s classroom teacher.
Typical delivery times are between 6 to 8 weeks from order date. If you wish for a faster delivery time then please select the air freight option, when purchasing your chromebook (3 to 4 weeks).
Accessing the BYOD Portal
To buy a device please follow the link below. New customers should use the Registration key code to create an account.
Portal address: greenwithps.asi.com.au
Registration Key Code: greenwithps
I want to buy a device that will be suitable for High School?
At this stage we are only accepting Chromebooks purchased via the portal as BYOD. Note that Golden Grove High School will not accept Chromebooks as a BYOD device.
If you wish to buy your child a device for high school, please consult with the school they will be attending. If you purchase a non-Chromebook device, you can of course use this at home and install Google Chrome, at Greenwith Primary School your child can use one of the school supplied Chromebooks.
A typical scenario will see year 5 or year 6 students purchase their own Chromebooks with a 3 year warranty, and a year 7 if they have siblings in lower years to hand the Chromebooks down.
School ICT Services will provide limited support for BYOD devices including the following.
- School ICT Services will connect BYOD chromebooks to the wireless
- School ICT Services is available to help students log into and use Google classroom/services.
- For devices purchased via the school’s BYOD portal School ICT Services is available to initiate and look after any warranty claims.
- School ICT Services will not be available to help students with anything that is not relevant to their classroom work.
If you would like anymore information about Chromebooks and BYOD at Greenwith Primary School please contact the school.