Dear 2016 Year 4 Parents,
The eConnect program is a 1:1 mobile device program for all students currently in years 4, 5 and 6. Next year this will be available for your child.
This program provides the opportunity for our students to enter a new world of curriculum possibilities, enhancing students’ engagement and involvement in their learning by having their own mobile device to take to class and home each day.
All students in years 4 next year and their parents are invited to an information session in the Library on Wednesday 18th November at 6pm. We will have our 5/6 team leader Lee Pregnell and some students showcase the program. We will also provide information regarding the next roll out of improved mobile devices that are available for parents to purchase to support their child’s learning in 2016. There have been two units which have been carefully selected by MPPS staff and leadership for parents to choose from; Acer Aspire Switch 10 Pro and Acer Aspire Switch 11 Pro. The choice between the devices will assist parents in regards to price and compatibility. The purchase of units will be a change from previous years as it will be directly through the DEECD accredited supplier (Learning with Technologies) via an online portal that will also manage warranty and insurance claims. Devices can be purchased outright or financed.
While not a compulsory program the devices support work at school and at home and prepare them very well when moving into secondary college where one to one device programs are implemented.
If you are unable to attend, please notify Lee Pregnell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the school on 9375 2511. A detailed letter will be sent home to families that don’t attend. Of course if you have any further questions please speak to Lee Pregnell or Matt Bott.
MPPS eConnect Information Session 2015
When: Wednesday 18th November