BYOD Bring Your Own Device

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

In 2021 John Curtin College of the Arts will be running a mandated device program for students in Year 7. Other years will continue to run using the recommended device model.

The college will only support Apple iPads for Year 7 students as it will allow us to provide a targeted learning approach using technology. Apple Classroom will allow teachers to provide a controlled and guided student learning experience in class. This will help to eliminate the distraction that a device connected to the internet and filled with applications can provide.

Year 7

Students in Year 7 (2021) are required to bring in a 128GB WiFi only iPad capable of running iPadOS-14. Devices that cannot run iPadOS-14 will not be connected to the network or be supported. We recommend:

  • Apple iPad 8th Generation Wi-Fi only with 128GB of storage
  • STM Keyboard Case*
  • Apple Pencil
  • Apple Care

Years 8 – 9

For students in Years 8 – 9 we recommend an iPad capable of running the latest version of iPadOS-14:

  • Apple iPad 8th Generation Wi-Fi only with 128GB of storage
  • STM Keyboard Case*
  • Apple Pencil
  • Apple Care

Years 10 -12

Students in Years 10 – 12 can still use an iPad but also have the option of using a MacBook. A MacBook is the recommended option for students in the Media Arts program. A MacBook will provide a larger screen and has the ability to run the full version of Adobe Premiere Pro, a video editing software suite.

*Cases and Keyboards

Due to supply issues, the STM keyboard case we were recommending has been removed from our portal. Additionally the protective case without the keyboard has also run out of stock.
At this time we can only recommend that you shop around for either a keyboard case or protective cover and separate Bluetooth keyboard, as we do not have vision on when new supplies will be available at JB. We thank you for your patience during these difficult times. Good alternative options include the Logitech K480 (standalone bluetooth keyboard) and Zagg series of keyboard case.

Purchasing

When purchasing a device, we encourage you to shop around and look for the best deal you can get. Please consider the need for extended warranty and accidental damage protection.

While we do not recommend one retailer over another, we have added JB HiFi’s online purchasing portal below as they offer a higher level of educational discount and also provide guidelines on devices required for each year level.

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