Student Computers in the Classroom


Our aim for the future is to give every student, in the Middle Years, access to a One-to-One IT device, whether it be an IT device owned by the student or a computer supplied by the College for use in the classroom only. We also aim to have class-sets of IT devices available to students in the Early Years.

Our ICT Vision does not stop here. We will keep you informed about other areas my ICT Team is investigating, such as 3-D printing and introduction of Computer Coding (what you may know as Computer Programming).

We are excited about the vision of our ICT team, and the future of technology at Carranballac College.



A message from the College Director regarding ICT developments at the College and a list of recommended Computer parents may wish to purchase.


January, 2017

 

Dear Parents,

I am very pleased to inform parents that over last eighteen months we have had a number of exciting developments in the area of Information & Communication Technology (ICT), both in terms of provision of new hardware and new software at the College.

Late last year, we upgraded our ICT infrastructure at the Jamieson Way Campus, making our ICT network more stable, reliable and much faster. During this Christmas break, we will be upgrading the ICT infrastructure at the Boardwalk Campus.

These changes are being done to facilitate the smooth introduction of curriculum and administrative software packages which we have or will install on our College ICT Network. Let me briefly highlight some of these changes:

    The introduction of Compass. An Administrative and Learning Management System which will be used by College staff, accessed by parents and in the future used also by students.

    We are in the process of developing a platform for each student to create their own Digital Student Portfolio online.

    Student and staff can now access MS Office 365, including 1TB of storage space on OneDrive (this is Microsoft version of iCloud).

This now brings me to the most important purpose for this letter. In order to get the most out of the above software, students must have access to One-to-One Computer devices 24/7.

We have investigated a number of IT device options, including their prices. I have attached a list of computers which the school recommends as well as the suppliers with whom we have negotiated these prices. Furthermore, if you already have a notebook or an iPad at home and you wish to allow your child to bring these devices to school (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device), my technicians will be able to advise you on whether they can be connected to our network. If not, they will at least connect your child’s devise to our EduSTAR WiFi, giving them Internet connectivity at school.

Our aim for the future is to give every student, in the Middle Years, access to a One-to-One IT device, whether it be an IT device owned by the student or a computer supplied by the College for use in the classroom only. We also aim to have class-sets of IT devices available to students in the Early Years.

Our ICT Vision does not stop here. We will keep you informed about other areas my ICT Team is investigating, such as 3-D printing and introduction of Computer Coding (what you may know as Computer Programming).

If you have any questions about the anything I have raised in this Notice, please contact me. If I can’t answer your questions, a member of my ICT Team will.

 

Brendan O’Brien

Director

 

1.   Notebooks Supplied by:


Unity Computer Services Pty Ltd

Unit 9, 640-680 Geelong Rd Brooklyn Tel. 9315 3624

The Transform Flip Notebook is designed to be used with MS OneDrive Storage, hence the smaller HDD

Transformer Flip ASUS Notebook

Intel  x5-Z8500,

RAM: 4GB SSD HHD: 64G Touch Screen, 11.6", WIN 10 (64) SILVER, 1 YR Warranty

Battery life: 12 hours

 

$459.00 (ex. GST)

 

 

HP 250 G5 Notebook

HP 250 G5 - Core i3-5005U 15.6" HD

LED/ 500GB/ WLAN & BT Combo/ 4GB DDR3L/ Win 10 Home 64/ DVD Supermulti/ 1 year Warranty

$569.00 (ex GST)

 

 2.   Notebooks Supplied by:


Beyond the Box

1 Puckle St

Moonee Ponds

9372 8899

 

Lenovo B5080 " Notebook

LENOVO V110 Intel Core i3-6100U, 15.6" HD Display, 500GB, 4GB RAM, DVDRW,

USB 3, HDMI, Intel HD, MS Window 10 Pro

$703.00 (incl. GST)

MacBook Air 11

MacBook Air

13.3/1.6GHZ/8GB/128GB (MMGF2

Edu 3yr AppleCare Protection Plan

Battery Life: 9 hours

$1,3280 (incl. GST)

MICROSOFT - SURFACE PRO 4

12.3" Screen

RAM (Random Access Memory) is 4GB

SSD Hard Disk Drive is 128GB Touch screen Windows 10 Pro

6th Gen Intel Core i5

$1,553.20 incl. GST

MICROSOFT - SURFACE PRO 4

12.3" Screen

RAM (Random Access Memory) is 8GB SSD Hard Disk Drive is 256GB

Touch screen Windows 10 Pro

Intel Iris graphics card

6th Gen Intel Core i7

$2,438.70 incl. GST

All models list are subject to availability and the prices were correct as of January 2017

If you decide which computer is suitable for your child, ring the supplier and tell them you are from Carranballac College

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