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Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)


Two MAC students using their own devices on the MAC network.

Digital Devices at MAC

Why is MAC implementing a student owned device program?

A student owned internet capable device can be an important part of a student’s toolkit, giving instant access to unlimited resources and enabling students to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will prepare them for the future.

The Big Picture

Key drivers for implementing compulsory devices:

  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority will run online assessment for students in 2020.
  • Ministry of Educations introduction of Digital Technologies into the NZ Curriculum.
Timeline of rollout for compulsory BYOD.

Advantages for Students

  • Anytime, anywhere access to class resources, support and extension activities through Google Classroom.
  • Greater ability to communicate with teachers, parents, and peers, to support their learning.
  • Access to up-to date resources and learning material on the internet.
  • The ability to draft, redraw, and publish their work at the click of a button.
  • Ensure working at school and working at home is an easy and seamless transition.
Click here to see more information on MAC Wiki

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