Tablets and Netbooks
Guilsborough Academy has been developing the student use of Tablets and Netbooks to support learning across the curriculum since 2010. Netbook schemes have evolved in to a Tablet scheme with changes in technologies. From September 2016 the Academy is developing a Bring-Your-Own-Tablet scheme with Year 7 students. An overwhelming majority of students have participated in the Netbook and Tablet schemes in previous years, and we wish to continue this level of engagement in the Bring-Your-Own-Tablet scheme for the upcoming Year 7.
Information about new Year 7 Bring-Your-Own-Tabet Scheme
Information about Year 7 Tablets
Information about Years 8 and 9 Netbooks
The goals for all these schemes are to enable students to effectively use technology to support and enhance their learning. A wealth of resources are provided through the Academy’s Virtual Learning Environment that accessible anytime and anywhere. The schemes seek to establish one-to-one access to technology to allow students to choose to use ICT to support their learning.
The Academy has developed and invested in its IT services to foster greater use of technology, through campus wide wireless network access, class areas on the VLE for all classes, the setting of homework through the VLE or the development of email for all students and all classes. Cloud storage has allowed students to easily access their school work on any device in school or at home. Through Microsoft Advantage students are able to install Office 365 on to any of the devices they use either at home or in school.
Our Network Team, with commercial partners, support students to access the network and Internet in school, resolving technical and hardware issues. Support for students to become experts in using their devices comes through class sessions and lessons, Tablet Tuesday sessions run during tutor time and additional help sessions. Additionally all students have access to Lynda.com through Guilsborough Academy, allowing them to access thousands of video tutorials on using software and IT enabling them to become experts in using their netbooks and tablets to support their learning.
Connecting to BYOD - Windows
Connecting to BYOD - Android
Connecting to BYOD - IOS
Connecting to BYOD - Mac