Digital Learning

Digital Learning is now well established at Woodcroft College with all students from Year 3 to Year 12 required to bring their own device to school. Reception to Year 2 students have access to school-owned devices.

As part of our Digital Learning Program, students have access to high speed internet, wireless network, interactive SMART Boards, data projectors and industry specific software including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in Technology and Adobe Creative Suite in Design.

The College continues to invest in the capacity and resilience of our ICT infrastructure to ensure that student owned devices can be safely and securely supported.

The College maintains dedicated IT suites with desktop computers for more demanding tasks such as specialist IT lessons.

The program supports the College’s aim of significantly reducing the requirement for traditional textbooks and the associated costs for parents where possible.

Summary of required devices

Year Level  2021 2022
Year 3 to Year 5

iPad 

iPad 

Year 6


iPad
Laptop (if purchasing a new device)     
     
iPad


Year 7 to Year 9 


iPad
Laptop (preferred)      

Laptop


Year 10 to Year 12       Laptop  Laptop 


Specifications for iPads
 

The College recommends the most current 10.2 inch iPad with Wi-Fi only and 128Gb of storage. This will ensure that students have access to the latest version of software and applications.

Specifications for Laptops

Windows PC

  • Operating system – Microsoft Windows 10
  • Processor –Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB RAM minimum
  • Solid State Drive with at least 256 GB of storage
  • Screen size – 13” minimum
  • Wireless adapter – Wi-Fi compatible, 802. 11a/c

MacBook Air / MacBook Pro

  • Operating system – latest available
  • Processor - Intel Processor, as standard in current models
  • 8 GB RAM minimum
  • Solid State Drive with at least 256 GB of storage
  • Screen size – 13” minimum
  • Wireless adapter – Wi-Fi compatible, 802. 11a/c

Note: Parents are advised that laptops containing the Realtek RTL8822CE WiFi chip should be avoided as these have been found to be unreliable at the College.  The College is currently waiting on the delivery of a new Macbook Air with the M1 chip to see if it's compatible with our network. We will provide an update when available.  

Laptops matching these specifications should be available from most well-known retailers. The School Locker website details models which meet our minimum recommended specification and you can compare their pricing with other retailers. 

To access the School Locker Portal, please click here.

 

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