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Computer and internet

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Digital technology

Clontarf Beach State High School’s technology involves a mix of desktops, laptops and Ipads.  The school provides specialist computer labs for subjects including Business, Digital Technology, Graphics, Music and Art.  Students have access to green screen rooms, audio and visual equipment, 3D printing and lazer cutting, robotics and dones.

Specialist software is used throughout every subject area to enhance the curriculum.  The library provides a charging station along with general desktops and printing facilities.  All classrooms boast technology with the inclusion of data projectors, speakers and smart boards.

Vision statement

At Clontarf Beach State High School students will use their own devices as one tool to create knowledge, innovate and solve problems on a daily basis. Staff will facilitate quality learning experiences where students collaboratively use technology to develop skills and attributes of global citizens, leading to enhanced learning outcomes.

BYOx

As the federally funded, National Secondary Schools Fund  finished in 2012, schools are now responsible for the replacement of the 1-1 laptop scheme previously funded.  This, along with the requirement for 24/7 learning in this digital age, has led to schools moving towards a Bring Your Own Device (BYOx) program to be implemented.

In 2017, all students will be encouraged to bring their own device to school to connect to the school network. 

2014 - 2016 has seen the school undertake a software, hardware and technological audit to be ready to undertake the move to this program.  The school has also been implementing phases for the use of The Learning Place within classrooms where curriculum documents can be accessed easily and conveniently from their mobile devices outside of the school. 

Specifications Required

These must be adhered to.

Machine TypeLaptop or Tablet (No Androids)

Processor

Intel i3 or higher

AMD Athlon II or higher

RAM4GB or Higher
Hard Drive500 GB or higher Laptop

128 GB or higher(tablet)

Operating SystemWindows 8 or higher
Battery life6+ hours
SoftwareMicrosoft Office 2010 (free from EQ)
Security SoftwareAny antivirus program, however Symantec is recommended
AccessoriesKeyboard and mouse
Wireless connectivity802.11N
Screen Size9” minimum

Accidental damage 

Parents should have Replacement Insurance for Accidental Damage on the device and ensure that their student is issued with a protective case and carry bag for the device.

Further questions can be directed to the school IT Help Desk 3480 4709 or byoxcbshs@clontarfbeachshs.eq.edu.au

Free software

Education Queensland provides free and cost effective software to current students via Free Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows or Free Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.

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Last reviewed 20 August 2019
Last updated 20 August 2019