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ICT @ Oberon
In 2019 Oberon is broadening its ICT options for students with the Year 7-9 Compulsory IPad Program being complimented with a Year 10-12 BYOD Program. Below is a range of options that we have selected that would best support your child’s learning. The Year 10-12 BYOD program is completely optional and the devices on display are only a recommendation.
Both programs provide opportunities for innovation and creativity while supporting the excellent academic culture that has already been developed at Oberon High School. See below for what is on offer for both programs:
Year 7 to 9 Compulsory iPad Program:
Two options are being presented in preparation for 2019’s program:
Option A: Bring your own iPad (“iPad Air” or above)
Students can bring iPads that they have used at primary school or elsewhere. Protective covers are required and also be sure to have any restrictions or management enrolments removed from previous schools.
Option B: Purchase via JB HiFi Education Solutions
Oberon has partnered with JB HiFi Education Solutions to provide a professional and trusted iPad purchasing solution. iPad packages will be offered with protective covers and insurance/accidental damage options. A link to the purchase portal is available via our school website (oberonhs.vic.edu.au).
- iPad 6th Gen Retina Wi-Fi 32GB – $411.15
- iPad 6th Gen Retina Wi-Fi 128GB– $521.39
- Protective cover – (Optional cost $44)
- Applecare+ for iPad for 2 years (Optional cost $99.40)
iPad Keyboard Recommendations Due To NAPLAN Going Digital In 2019
In 2019 NAPLAN testing will be delivered digitally and students will be required to type their responses to the “Writing” section. We are strongly recommending students have a keyboard with their iPad to familiarise themselves with the skills required for the test conditions. It will be beneficial for students to develop these skills on the device that will be used to administer the test and as well as continuing our focus on handwriting. We intend to give the students opportunities to enhance their typing skills in the lead up to NAPLAN.
We have conducted some research to find options for parents that will best meet student needs. Below are a range of options that we think will be suitable. Links have been included to make it easier:
Add On Keyboard (not attached to cover) – $20 – $30
This add on option is good for those that already have a cover. Issues with this is that it is not attached so may be easier for students to lose.
From Office Works:
Keyboards Built Into Cover
This option is where the keyboard is included in the cover. This is handy due to the fact the keyboard and the iPad are always together.
Mid Price Point – Keyboard covers for $36-38 with scissor hinge plastic keys
High End Price Point – From store $100 – $130
Year 10 to 12 Optional BYOD Program:
There will be two possible paths in preparation for the program:
Option A Bring your own device (BYOD)
Students can bring a device that they already own or purchase a new device to meet their needs. NB: This option may limit the scope of support that our school technicians can provide. Devices must have support for proxies and enterprise wireless networks.
Option B Purchase through JB Education
Oberon has partnered with JB HiFi Education Solutions to provide a professional and trusted range of devices for purchase. The options are shown below:
- iPad 6th Gen Retina Wi-Fi 32GB – $411.15
- iPad 6th Gen Retina Wi-Fi 128GB – $521.39
- MacBook Air 13.3-inch / i5 / 8GB / 128GB / OSX – $1345.86
- MacBook Air 13.3-inch / i5 / 8GB / 256GB / OSX – $ 1614. 80
- MacBook Pro 13 / 13.3 / i5 / 8GB / 128GB / OSX – $ 1708. 15
- MacBook Pro 13 / 13.3 / i5 / 8GB / 256GB / OSX – $1976.45
- Lenovo ThinkPad 11E 5th Gen / 11.6 / N4100 / 4GB / 128GB – $562. 72
- Lenovo ThinkPad 11E 5th Gen / 11.6 Touch / N4100 / 4GB / 128GB – $640. 30
- Lenovo ThinkPad 11E 5th Gen / 11.6 Touch / m3-7Y30 / 8GB / 256GB – $960. 56
- Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga / 13.3 / i5 / 4GB / 128GB – $1093. 02
- Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga / 13.3 / i5 / 8GB / 256GB – $1220. 38
- Microsoft Surface Pro / 12.3 Touch / Core M / 4GB / 128GB – $1123. 92
- Microsoft Surface Laptop / 13.5 Touch / i5 / 8GB / 128GB – $1288. 52
- Microsoft Surface Pro / 12.3 Touch / i5 / 4GB / 128GB – $1371. 12
- Microsoft Surface Laptop / 13.5 Touch / i5 / 8GB / 256GB – $1574. 80
- Microsoft Surface Pro / 12.3 Touch / i5 / 8GB / 256GB – $1783. 16
JB Education has a credit facility if desired.
School code: OHS2019
If you have any queries, please contact Mr Josh Baker, Assistant Principal on 5243 4444