BYOD Hub

Learning through Technology

A hub to find all you need to know about BYOD at Sydney Secondary College - Leichhardt Campus. 

Which Software should you install? 

As part of BYOD it is important that your device is ready for learning. Just like preparing your excercise books and textbooks, you will need to prepare software in advance. 

We ask that you always install software while at home. This will ensure the filter does not stop any downloads and logins. It also saves our bandwith and thuse WiFi experience in the school. 

Click on the icons or links below and follow the instructions to ensure you get access to the free versions of these products.

For any support, visit the Mr Nazar during recess or lunch. 


All Subjects

The following software should be installed and activated before bringing your device to school. These software will be used in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, LOTE, Technology, Visual Art, Music, PDHPE

Office 2016 including OneNote

All NSW Department of Education Students have access to free installation of Office 365 including the full Office Software on 5 different laptops or Desktops, and 5 different Mobile devices such as phones and tablets across all platforms. 

It is essential that students download and activate (open one of the software applications) at home via their Student Portal. Instructions can be found here 


Internet Browsers:

All students should install both Google Chrome and Modzilla Firefox.


Movie Makers:

All subjets may require movie making as part of assessment and project work. Please ensure one of the following is installed. 

Windows including Windows Tablet


In addition to the software listed above, you should install the specific software listed below for the subjects you take.

Mathematics

Geogebra Geometric software is available for installation on all desktop, laptop and mobile platforms. This link will take you to all download and install options. Please install this in addition to the software listed above in 'All Subjects' area.


Music

Music uses some very specific software. In addition to the movie making software listed in the 'All Subjects' software list above, please install from the list below.

Windows

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro


Visual Art

Students who take the Year 9 and 10 Visual Arts Elective should install the full Adobe Creative Suite 6 Web and Design Premium linked here and via the image below. Please install this in addition to the software listed above in 'All Subjects' area.


Photography 

Adobe Photoshop is the recommended software for Photography and Art students. Students with a laptop should install the full version of Photoshop (which is a part of hte CS6 Design Premimium Package) via this link and below. Students with tablets should install the recommended apps, and also be prepared to use a school 'media laptop' when provided by their teacher. Please install this in addition to the software listed above in 'All Subjects' area.

Windows and Macbook Air and Mackbook Pro

  • Photoshop - Part of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium

Year 7 and 8 Technology

Over the Year 7 and 8 students will be required to install and use the following software. Please install this in addition to the software listed above in 'All Subjects' area.

Windows 7, 8.1 and 10


Information and Software Technologies

Students who take the Year 9 and 10 Information and Software Technologies Elective should install the full Adobe Creative Suite 6 Web and Design Premium linked here and via the image below. 

Students taking this elective are also strognly advised to use a full laptop rather than a tablet. For this reason we only recommend the Adobe Creative Suite. It can be installed on both Mac and Windows platforms.

Please install this in addition to the software listed above in 'All Subjects' area.