There a range of devices students can bring to school through BYOD:
- Android Tablets
- Apple iPads
- Apple Macbooks
- Windows Laptops
- Windows Surface Pros
Note: Android devices with version 3 or lower of the operating system are unable to connect to the DEC wireless due to a lack of proxy support. Also many Android apps currently do not support the Department of Education (DoE) proxy.
Recommended Device Specifications
Laptop, tablet device or convertible device
A tablet device must have a physical keyboard attachment with separate keys for A – Z and 0 – 9.
Minimum Screen Size: 9.7" or 24.5cm
Maximum Screen Size: 13.3" or 33.5cm
• Microsoft Windows 10 or newer
• Apple MacOS X 11 or newer
• Apple iOS 14 or newer
Device must have 5GHz 802.11n support
This may be advertised as "Dual Band Wireless", "802.11abgn", "802.11agn", "802.11ac" or "Gigabit Wireless".
Note: Devices marketed as "802.11bgn" probably do not support the required standard.
Advertised battery life of six hours or more.
• Maximum weight: 2kg
• Minimum RAM (laptops): 4GB
• Disk configuration (laptops): Solid State disk
• Accidental loss and breakage insurance
Personal Accounts for the App Store or Google Play
While teachers are excellent at finding free apps that students can use on their mobile devices it is important to remember that the minimum age for use of these Stores is 13 so please have parents update devices for children under 13.
Antivirus - Protect your Data
Be aware that the NSW DoE BYOD Policy requires users to have a current antivirus system on their device to protect user data and DoE infrastructure. See device pages for specific recommendation.
Singleton High has developed a range of discounted device packages with Learning With Technologies, you can pay in full, access lay-by or use a finance service. Click the image below for more.