BYMC: Bring Your Managed Chromebook
Parent and Student Information
Kaitaia College acknowledges that the 21st Century is increasingly complex, global and networked. A ‘Bring Your Managed Chromebook’ (BYMC) platform will allow our tamariki to develop the skills and dispositions required to succeed in modern environments which will include digital examinations from 2020.
Why a Chromebook?
Why a Managed Chromebook?
Do I have to buy your Recommended Chromebook?
Our general Chromebook requirements
We recommend the Acer C733 Chromebook.
The Acer Chromebook C733 can handle up to (60kg) of downward force on the top cover, while the reinforced case and hinges result in greater resistance to twisting and stress, even if students cram them into their backpacks.
In addition, the corner-shield structure and rubber bumper keyboard surround further protect the Chromebook, so it can tolerate drops from heights up to 48 inches (122cm).
These features ensure the Chromebook will be protected whether it takes a tumble while being transported or is accidentally knocked off a desk.
We already have a smartphone / tablet / PC or Mac laptop. Can my child use that?
Won’t the Chromebook get damaged or stolen at school?
Difficulties obtaining a device for BYMC at Kaitaia College
It is vital that all of our tamariki start next year with a device. If you cannot get access to a device for your child then please contact the kura. The first time to broach this could be during the enrolment meeting in Term 4. Once broached, we will work alongside whānau to ensure a device is accessed for the start of 2020.
Options for acquiring a Chromebook include
Insurance policy options
Our experience with BYMC is that some accidental damage will happen, when this occurs to a screen a replacement can cost in excess of $100.00.
The insurance policy included with Chromebooks purchased from Cyclone offers nil excess and comprehensive cover for accidental damage, theft, burglary, fire and loss. For more information please visit https://www.cyclone.co.nz/insurance-warranty/
These suppliers offer options that include a new Chromebook, hard case, mice, headphones and in some cases insurance policies.
Cyclone: - With 3yr Material Damage Insurance option. (Recommended)
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