At Urangan State High School, we aim to develop lifelong learners who are innovative and confident users of technology in an ever-changing digital world. Technology is a driving force in the world today and introduces some remarkable opportunities for schools to redefine teaching and learning. For that purpose, Urangan State High School supports a bring-your-own iPad program. Our school's pedagogy and curriculum is designed with the iPad as the central learning tool for both students and teachers. Teachers will use them as an environment to facilitate deeper engagement in the learning process, access higher order thinking skills and accelerate student-driven learning.
Our goal is for students to use iPads as a tool to support key processes in learning. Teachers use them as an environment to facilitate deeper engagement in learning and higher-order thinking. The iPad has varied functionality to allow students to consume and produce information in a mobile form through:
- textbooks available on the iPad
- a range of classroom apps and tools - see Apps list under Related Links
- 24/7 access to resources
During lessons where visual media tools are being used (eg recording a science experiment) students may be projecting their work through air play systems such as Apple TV.
Connection to BYO iPad
Students must apply for approval to connect a BYO iPad. Application forms can be downloaded from the link on this page, or a printed copy can be picked up at the Student Services desk at the school.
There is no charge to connect your iPad to the BYO iPad system.
All licences for BYO iPad expire at the end of each year and a new application must be made for the following year. Once the application form is returned to Student Services, the process to begin connecting of the student device will commence.
For general enquiries regarding BYO iPad please email iPadSupport@uranganshs.eq.edu.au
All year 7 and 8 students are required to bring a fully charged iPad, with enough space to save class work and install apps and books for classes, to school everyday. Specifications are under related links to the right.
Apple iPad Minimum Requirements
- Apple iPad, iPad Air or iPad Pro 64 GB wi-fi (iPad 7th Gen or above)
- Minimum screen size of 10"
- iPad OS 14
- Protective case/cover with integrated keyboard
- Screen protector
- Apple Pencil or other compatible stylus
iPads may be purchased from any retailer providing the requirements listed above.
We strongly recommend that all personal electronic devices are insured against accidental damage, loss and theft. You can either:
- include the iPad on your home and contents insurance
- contact an insurer who offers specific student device cover products.
BYO iPad FAQs
Q: Is there a cost for BYO iPad?
A: No BYO iPad is free, an application form just needs to be returned to the school.
Q: How do I join BYO iPad network?
A: Download the form from the links on this page.
Q: How long does it take to become active on BYO iPad?
A: From handing in the form, it normally takes 3-5 days.
Q: How will I know it's ready to connect?
A: You will receive an email from one of our school technicians on how to connect.
Q: What if I have trouble connecting?
A: Help desk is open every school day from 8:15am - 8:45am for support.