Preparing students to return to school
Since the beginning of 2018 the ACT Government will be providing Canberra public secondary students with a Chromebook device under the Better Schools for our kids - technology enabled learning program.
The program aligns with the "Learn Anywhere" philosophy and it is expected that devices will be managed by students, stored at home and brought to school on a daily basis.
You must complete the registration form if you do not wish to receive a Chromebook selecting the option "I DO NOT Agree to accept responsibility of a Chromebook".If you decide not to receive a Government issued Chromebook then students must bring their own Personal Electronic Device to school on a daily basis.
At Lanyon High School we do not endorse one company or another and encourage you to shop around to find the most suitable device for your child. We do however have a list of minimum requirements for the BYOD program, they are:
- A device with a screen size of at least 10 inches diagonally
- Minimum of 2GB of RAM
- Wireless connectivity
- Battery life of at least 6 hours
- An external keyboard is essential for tablet device
At Lanyon High School we use Google Apps for Education. This service is hosted on our Schools Net domain, providing students with a greater level of security and the school with the ability to monitor usage.
Students have access to their files, school email, teacher feedback, calendars, and collaborative tools to create documents, presentations, and sites whenever they have access to the internet - at any time, from most types of devices.
For more information about Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education you click on the following link:
Use this link to access your Digital Backpack.