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Student Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program

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Balmoral SHS BYOx 2019 

 

From the beginning of 2015 Balmoral State High School has operated a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for most year levels with in the school. In 2019, this program will be extended to all grades from Year 7 -12. The devices help schools engage the digital generation by nurturing individual learning experiences and 21st Century Skills.

 

To purchase a device for your child, we offer a variety of devices through our partner portals from JB Hifi Education and Dell:

 

JB Education 

https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/

School Code: BALMORALSHSBYOD19


 

DELL

https://myschoolshop-qld.datacom.com.au/balmoralshs

Username:   balmoral

Password:    byod


 

Parents are also welcome to source their own device provided it meets our minimum specifications (listed below). 


Unsuitable Devices

The school does not recommend bringing the following devices into the school as they are known to be incompatible with the EQ network –

●      Google Chromebooks – require Google Drive/Docs which is blocked by EQ policy.

●      All Apple devices.​

●      Tablet based devices.​​

 

Software

Please have the following installed for the beginning of the school year:

Microsoft Office 365 - use your EQ username and password for free access

https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx


 Adobe PDF Reader

          https://get.adobe.com/reader/


 

As required (subject specific):

 

Lego EV3 Education

https://education.lego.com/en-au/downloads/mindstorms-ev3/software


Sketchup 2017 Make

https://www.sketchup.com/download/make



Available via IT Support:

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Adobe CC (inc photoshop)

Autodesk Suite (subject specific)

MYOB Accounting (subject specific)

Sibelius (subject specific)

 



 

Please contact the IT Support team via byod@balmoralshs.eq.edu.au if you have any further questions about the BYOD program.

 

 

 

​Minimum recommended specifications for BYOx Devices

​Screen size ​Minimum 10" recommended
​Battery Minimum 8 hour battery life
Specifications ​i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD 
​Software ​Anti Malware software, Windows Defender (if Win 10) or Anti Virus software (if Win 8.1)
​Operating System ​Windows 10 (recommended) or 8.1