DEC Scan Journal : Volume 33 Issue 3
2014 Volume 33, Issue 3 10 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Developing the policy: the power of collaboration Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at Merrylands High School is a student- driven, whole school community consulted initiative with an understanding of a post-DER (Digital Education Revolution) environment. Our school has always had a strong digital culture. Our electronic devices policy allowed students to use their personal devices such as smartphones and iPods under teacher instruction, before the introduction of the DER. Towards the end of the funded DER, we witnessed a significantly increasing number of students bringing their own laptops and tablets to school. As a school community, we formed a student Enhancing learning and collaboration with BYOD Lila Mularczyk is principal at Merrylands High School and is currently the President of the NSW Secondary Principals’ Council (SPC). Lila is passionate about improving education for all students in NSW. Alice Leung is the head teacher science, and technology coordinator at Merrylands High School. She has received several awards in recognition of her excellence in integrating technology into learning. stockCe/shutterstock.com The end of the Digital Education Revolution (DER) laptop program has presented high schools with the challenge of maintaining the momentum of integrating technology into teaching and learning. In this article, Lila Mularczyk and Alice Leung outline how the school community of Merrylands High School has embraced this challenge by implementing a highly successful Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Merrylands High School has been recognised at regional, state, national and international levels for innovations in leadership, values, quality teaching, social harmony, technology rich teaching and learning and community participation.
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