1:1 iPad Program Information Booklet

37 Fairholme Blvd Berwick 3806 t 03 9707 1026 e berwick.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au w www.berwick.primary.vic.edu.au

Introduction
In today’s world information and communication technology (ICT), plays an ever increasing role in all of our lives. For st children growing up in the 21 century, this technology plays a vital role in their learning. The internet brought the world to our classroom through the computer and learning was able to be more authentic than the experiences gained from just reading about the world. As we have moved into the second decade of this century, personal devices like the iPad have been developed and they allow individuals fast access to the world. This technology engages students and encourages them to be both active and inquiring learners. At Berwick Primary School we are dedicated to developing our students as principled lifelong learners who demonstrate intercultural understanding and respect. The school’s focus is on personalising learning so that each student is able to work to their individual level of interest and ability. We want our students to be deep thinkers who are caring and contributing citizens of the world. In order to assist this development we need to provide access and usage of the technologies that best facilitate their learning. Learning opportunities need to be able to be grasped whenever and wherever they relate and in whatever way a student finds it of most value, not just in the classroom with the teacher. Learning is personal and we want our students to develop as learners for life. Personalising learning means that teachers and students work together, to develop learning experiences to suit the needs of each student rather than focussing on the class. ICT provides a range of powerful tools that enable students to work with and learn from the world community. Our ICT team has spent most of this year researching ICT tools and which of these tools best support student learning and they have concluded that the iPad is the best tool to support personalised learning. An iPad learning program provides the environment for students and teachers to have their own access to the iPad anywhere/anytime, to create and collaborate like never before. We are excited about this program and the opportunities that it will provide to our students and we look forward to seeing the development of our students and their engagement with their own learning.

Kaye Seton Principal

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Overview
The iPad program will commence in Term 1, 2013 and is available for all grade 5 students. The program encompasses a one-to-one learning environment and therefore each student will require an iPad. Students will work with the iPad at school each day and take them home each night. It is the student’s responsibility to sync the iPad regularly to a computer at home and to return the iPad to school fully charged for the next day. OPTION 1: OPTION 2: OPTION 3: Purchase Outright via Portal Payment Plan Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Students who choose not to participate in the one-to-one iPad program will have the same access to a computer as is currently available. Only the New iPad (iPad 3) will be available for purchase through the school. However, for students who choose to bring their own iPad to school as part of the program, an iPad 2 may be used. The main difference between the iPad 2 and the New iPad are: iPad 2 Less energy efficient Bluetooth connectivity from much shorter distances 0.7 Megapixel camera Slightly thinner (0.6mm) Dual core A5 Apple processor 1024 x 768 screen resolution No face time camera Newly developed apps may not work with the iPad 2 New iPad More energy efficient Bluetooth connectivity from greater distances 5 Megapixel camera with higher quality images & video Slightly heavier (51 grams) Fast dual core A5X processor 2048 x 1536 screen resolution (4 times stronger than iPad 2) Face time camera Newly developed apps will be made with high res retina display in mind

Options
OPTION 1: PURCHASE
Parents are able to purchase the New iPad through an online portal for $517.00. The benefits of purchasing this way are:  The school will provide technical advice and support  The process for warranty repairs will be streamlined for parents. Once the faulty device is received by the ICT Department, it will be collected for repair and returned within 3-4 days.  Loaner iPads will be available during period of repair  Berwick Primary Insurance Cover (BPIC) is available  Apple Care (extended warranty) is available  Through Apple’s volume purchasing program, access to the book list apps will be provided at a reduced cost to students.

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OPTION 2: PAYMENT PLAN
As an alternative to purchasing the device outright, parents are able to purchase the iPad from the school over a 2 year term. The school will lease the iPad on behalf of the parent who must agree to pay for the device in accordance with the conditions below. Conditions:  The iPad remains the property of Berwick Primary School until the final payment is made. Failure to adhere to the payment schedule will forfeit the machine and all prior payments  All lease payments must be paid in full prior to child leaving the school.  Apple Care must be purchased, extending the warranty to two years  Berwick Primary Insurance Cover (BPIC) must be purchased for the entire term of the lease  The school’s recommended iPad cover must be purchased and used at all times  The school will provide technical advice and support  The process for warranty repairs will be streamlined for parents. Once the faulty device is received by the ICT Department, it will be sent off-site for repair and returned within 3-4 days.  Loaner iPads will be available during period of repair  Through Apple’s volume purchasing program, access to book list apps will be provided at a reduced cost to students. Payment Schedule: Payment No.
1

Quarterly
Fri 30 Nov 2012

Amount
$103.76 $77.00 insurance $30.00 iPad cover

2 3 4 5

1 May 2013 1 Aug 2013 1 Nov 2013 1 Feb 2014

$85.00 $85.00 $85.00 $85.00 $77.00* insurance

6 7 8

1 May 2014 1 Aug 2014 1 Nov 2014

$85.00 $85.00 $85.00

*to be reviewed end of 2013

Parents taking up this option will be issued with a payment booklet to assist with allocation of payments. These vouchers should be submitted to school at time of payment.

OPTION 3: BYOD
Parents who wish to provide their own iPad are welcome to do so. Please note, the device must be the iPad 2 or New iPad as the iPad 1 has no camera, which is an integral tool for movie making and digital storytelling. BYOD Conditions       Students will be required to observe the school’s iPad Code of Conduct Technical support will not be available Where iPads are away for repair, loaner iPads will be available for a maximum of 3 days You are responsible to insure the device for any loss, accidental damage or breakage. Berwick Primary Insurance Cover (BPIC) is available Parents not insured with BPIC will not be covered for any loss or damage to the device whilst at school.

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Insurance
Berwick Primary Insurance Cover (BPIC) is available to all families but is compulsory for those who select the payment plan option (option 2). The cost is $77 per annum and payable in accordance with the Payment Schedule. Where a claim is made, a $100 excess applies. Where possible, the iPad will be repaired, not replaced. BPIC covers loss, accidental breakage or damage to the iPad whilst at school. Policy Summary  The policy covers loss or accidental breakage or damage whilst at school  All claims must include a completed Incident Report form  All claims for theft must include a police report  The excess on a successful claim is $100 Exclusions  Loss, damage or iPad failure caused by negligence or abuse including the device being out of its cover  iPad damage or loss whilst in transit to or from school  Damage due to atmosphere conditions including but not limited to dryness, dampness and temperature  Change in texture, finish or colour  Chipping or scratching of surfaces that do not affect the function  Damage or loss of accessories including but not limited to battery chargers, adaptors and covers If the iPad sustains damage or is stolen, an Incident Report form must be completed. The Incident Report form will be the basis of the claim. You will need to supply the requested details, describe the specific incident that caused the damage to the iPad and give the names of any witnesses. These claims are lodged for any damage that is not covered by Apple Care. When a claim is made for a lost or stolen iPad, a Police report must accompany the claim. If the incident involves other students or a breach of school rules, it will be investigated. If the investigation causes a delay, a student may be issued with a loan iPad.

iPad Cover
There are a large number of iPad cases currently on the market. When choosing one to be included as part of this program, we looked for a case that would be cost effective to parents as well as durable and functional. After extensive research, we selected the iMercury Flash Folio. It is available for all students via the Portal and is compulsory for those families who choose Option 2. The case is $30 and available in black, red, purple and teal. See the colours at http://www.mercuryav.com.au/portfolio-gallery/ipad/ Parents choosing Option 2 or 3 are permitted to purchase their own cover, however where BPIC is selected, the school’s recommended cover must be purchased and used by the student at all times.

Apple Care
Apple Care is Apple’s extended warranty and protects against manufacturer’s defects with the device. It is optional for parents who choose Option 1 and compulsory for those who select Option 2.

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Summary of Options
BPIC - $77 pa Option
Insurers against loss or accidental damage or breakage whilst at school

IPAD CASE - $30
Recommended cover
Where BPIC is ticked, this item is compulsory

APPLE CARE - $79.20
Apple Care extends the manufacturer’s warranty period from 1 year to 2

Purchase via Portal

New iPad

$517

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Compulsory for Option 2


Compulsory for Option 2 Where BPIC is ticked, this item is compulsory

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Compulsory for Option 2

Payment Plan

New iPad

$517

BYOD

-

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Summary of the Cost
Item
New iPad 16Gb Wifi Apple Care Processing fee iPad case BPIC

Cost (inc)
$517.00 $ 79.20 $ 8.80 $ 30.00 $ 77.00

Item Details
Latest model with improved camera capabilities & screen, faster browser Extended warranty Administration costs iMercury Flash Folio Insures against loss, accidental breakage and damage - $100 excess applies

Summary of Timeline
Date
Wednesday 12 September Friday 21 September (last day term 3) Friday 19 October Friday 30 November Week commencing Mon 19 November Week commencing Mon 3 December

Event
Parent Information evening 7 – 8pm in MPC Portal opens Portal closes Option 2 – first payment due iPads delivered to school Rollout of iPads to students Student / parent induction sessions

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Glossary of Terms
Portal Hacking Gateway to online services Gaining access to a file, device or network illegally or without authorisation or in a manner not intended by the manufacturer (in this case Apple). Sending of unsolicited email, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals or newsgroups. This is also known as junk email. Malicious computer software that interferes with normal computer functions or sends personal data about the user to unauthorised parties over the internet. A high-end mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a basic mobile phone. A smartphone combines the functions of a personal digital assistant (PDA) and a mobile phone. Website services that act at ‘intermediaries’ to access restricted websites. Breaking through a restricted network (such as Berwick PS) format using another approved network format, eg to access file sharing networks, which can contain material legally subject to copyright and inappropriate content. A technique for overriding the software restraints on the iPad in order to install applications that Apple has not approved Are electronic documents, which uniquely identify devices and their owners

Spamming

Malware

Smartphone

Proxies Tunnelling

Jail-breaking

Certificates

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Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct relates specifically to the one-to-one iPad program; it sits alongside the school’s Acceptable Use of Internet, Ultranet and Digital Technologies Student Agreement. The document’s purpose is to ensure that students are aware of their responsibilities when using iPads at school. The following is a list of the expectations students are to understand and accept when using iPads at school. Digital Etiquette Students are expected to: 1. Use the iPad in ways that are appropriate, educational and in accordance with the school’s Acceptable Use of Internet, Ultranet and Digital Technologies Student Agreement 2. Have the volume of the iPad muted unless otherwise instructed by the teacher 3. Not use inappropriate media as a screensaver or background photo 4. Inform the teacher immediately if a student receives an email or other electronic message containing inappropriate or abusive language or if the subject matter is questionable 5. Inform the teacher or others when using the camera or audio recording functions Digital Access & Use Students are expected to: 1. Report any accidental damage immediately to the teacher 2. Follow all teacher directions including when to use the device 3. Provide iPads to teachers upon request 4. Not publish photographs to any online network unless instructed to do so by the teacher 5. Have the device fully charged for school each day 6. Regularly sync the iPad on a home computer 7. Not loan their device to another student or leave it in such a place that it is likely to be easily stolen or damaged 8. Only use the device when under the direct supervision of a teacher 9. Not disassemble any part of their iPad or attempt any repairs 10. Protect the iPad from damage by using an appropriate case Loss or Damage In the event of loss or accidental damage, students must report the incident to the teacher immediately. In the event of theft or deliberate damage while at school you must report the incident to your teacher and obtain an Incident Report form for completion. Where the loss or damage is covered by insurance, a $100 excess will apply. Overarching Agreement I understand that if I breach this agreement, I will be suspended from the program for a period of time deemed appropriate by the ICT Executive. In addition, it is my responsibility to report and where appropriate remind my peers of the commitment made to the School when signing this iPad Code of Conduct and agreement. I also understand I must work within the Acceptable Use of Internet, Ultranet and Digital Technologies Student Agreement. Student Name: ____________________________________ Signed: __________________________

As parent of _______________________________________ I have read and understood the terms of the agreement and will support the School in the implementation of the Code of Conduct. Parent Name: ____________________________________ Signed: __________________________

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Date:

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BPIC Application Form
Berwick Primary School Insurance Cover (BPIC) insures the iPad against accidental damage, theft, vandalism, or loss whilst at school. It provides replacement cost coverage and protection for a 12 month period.
first name address suburb email phone mobile post code surname

child's name

date of birth

iPad serial no.

model

Where possible, the iPad will be repaired, not replaced. The insurance policy can be summarised as follows:  The policy covers loss or accidental breakage or damage whilst at school  All claims must include a completed Incident Report form  All claims for theft must include a police report  The excess on a successful claim is $100 Exclusions  Loss, damage or iPad failure caused by negligence or abuse; this includes leaving the device out of its cover  iPad damage or loss whilst in transit to or from school  Damage due to atmosphere conditions including but not limited to dryness, dampness and temperature  Change in texture, finish or colour  Chipping or scratching of surfaces that do not affect the function  Damage or loss of accessories including but not limited to battery chargers, adaptors and covers

Cheque payable to Berwick Primary School

Visa Credit card number

Master Card Expiry date CRN

Parent Signature

Date / /

Office use only Date Premium Paid Date Cover to commence

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Notice of Intent
Please complete and return to school by Wednesday, 19 September.
first name address suburb email phone mobile post code surname

child's name

date of birth

Participation
My child will be participating in the 1:1 iPad program in 2013. Option 1

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I will be purchasing an iPad through the portal (portal open 21 Sept – 19 Oct)

Option 2 I will be purchasing an iPad through the portal using the school’s payment plan (portal open 21 Sept – 19 Oct). I have read the Conditions on p3 of the Information Booklet and understand that Apple Care, BPIC and the iMercury Flash Folio are compulsory with this option.

Option 3

I will be supplying my child with either an iPad 2 or New iPad as part of this program. I understand the following restrictions apply:
      Students will be required to observe the school’s iPad Code of Conduct Technical support will not be available Where iPads are away for repair, loaner iPads will be available for a maximum of 3 days You are responsible to insure the device for any loss, accidental damage or breakage. Berwick Primary Insurance Cover (BPIC) is available Parents not insured with BPIC will be covered for any loss or damage to the device whilst at school.

Non Participation
My child will not be participating in the 1:1 iPad program in 2013. The reasons for this decision are: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________

Parent Signature

Date / /

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