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Dear Matt, How does BYOD work?

The world is constantly changing, and technology is a big part of it. We are unknowingly preparing our children for jobs that don’t even exist yet! Schools need to keep up with this ever-changing world, which is why the BYOD has been introduced in many schools nationwide.

What is BYOD?

BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device”, an education scheme that allows students to bring their own device to school for learning purposes. It’s an exciting initiative that a growing number of Australian schools are taking part in, encouraging the use of technology in classrooms. Students use their device to research topics, complete assignments, use apps, design artwork, create presentations and much more; the possibilities are endless.

What devices does BYOD include?

Devices included in the BYOD scheme usually include tablets, laptops and 2-in-1 computers. You can complete the package with a keyboard and mouse, protective case and antivirus software. To make it suitable for school, your child’s device should have key features such as six hours (or more) of battery life, dual-band Wi-Fi, a minimum 10” screen and a weight of less than 1.6kg.

Guidelines for the BYOD program differ per school, and with so many products on the market, making the right choice can be overwhelming. At Harvey Norman, we have an enormous variety of devices all under one roof, one of which will be perfect for your child. We also offer student insurance plans, so if anything goes wrong with the machine, or if they lose it or break it, it’s replaced.

We can even help customise a device specific to your child and their school, so you don’t have to buy from the school if you don’t want to. With extensive retail experience, a huge range of devices, expert advice in-store and online, competitive pricing and hassle-free payment options, we’d be more than happy to assist.

Feel free to call us or pop in-store to have a chat.

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