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Price Announced for Chromebooks for 2016

January 31, 2016
Noel Leeming Papakura informs Rosehill College that stocks of the Acer 730 bundle have been exhausted.

Noel Leeming has replaced the stock of Acer 730 with a Acer model that is slightly more expensive and a Hewlett Packard model which matches the price of the old Acer 730.

The Acer 730E ('E' stands for Education) has some small internal upgrades over the 730 which makes it useful if families can afford the extra $30.

Go to the Devices page to see the Noel Leeming Papakura flyer.

Chromebooks are EASY to Use

The school still has questions from people about why Chromebooks are so heavily recommended by schools around the world.
The articles below probably say it all.        COMPUTERWORLD      THE ELECTRIC EDUCATOR       GROOVY POST        FORBES

External Evaluation of Rosehill College's BYOD Progress

Rosehill College is committed to a rigorous evaluation of our transition to eLearning within a 1:1 BYOD framework.
To gain an unbiased viewpoint, we have accepted an offer from Auckland University of Technology to research our work, with a view to incorporating that research into our continuous cycle of review. If used sensibly, the research will allow us to leverage the best of our progress and make rapid amends to the parts which need to be remedied.

Our AUT researcher is Dr Leon Benade who has a very strong background in education, including a role as school Principal. In June/July of 2015, Leon has been observing Year 9/10 classes and running focus groups with students, teachers and parents. Also, an anonymous survey was sent to all 800 juniors for feedback about their BYOD experiences.

Once this body of work is complete and analysed, Leon will run presentations with staff and parents to review the findings. 


  • Teacher Only Day - Digital Assessment 2016 While students had a day off, teachers devoted the day to investigating the requirements of how we cope with the challenges of Year 11 students in 2016 using digital devices ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2015, 13:36 by Bill Hubbard
  • Internet Speeds - Testing for Solutions For most of this year, the college has been suffering intermittent speed problems for access web content.For students, this can sometimes result in disheartening experiences with loading of web ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2015, 13:35 by Bill Hubbard
  • Student Devices for Year 11 in 2016 Thought has already been given to which devices will be best suited to students who need to replace their Chromebooks during Year 11. The recommendation from the school is that ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2015, 19:31 by Bill Hubbard
  • Year 9 students speak about their experiences in 2014
    Posted 23 Jul 2015, 21:22 by Bill Hubbard
  • Improved Chromebook Model at an Improved Price for 2015! Commercial arrangements for 2015 have just been completed and we are delighted to announce that year 9 families in 2015 will be entitled to a great value device package. A ...
    Posted 23 Jul 2015, 21:20 by Bill Hubbard
  • 9 staff to EdTech Google Summit - April 2015 In the April holidays 9 college staff went to this excellent training. Once again, I thought that some of our staff were good enough to be presenting. Key ideas were ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2015, 00:21 by Bill Hubbard
  • New Appointment to Director of eLearning role - Leanne Lamb Rich Rowley has been our very successful DeL eLearning since July 2014. As of early Feb 2015, he has gone on to a position at MindLab with our very best ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2015, 15:23 by Bill Hubbard
  • 2015 Starts Well As of this year, we now have two year levels on 1:1 BYOD. Our school is now running on the N4L fibre link which so far is going mostly ...
    Posted 7 Feb 2015, 15:49 by Bill Hubbard
  • DP goes to Google Teacher Academy In mid-November, I (Bill Hubbard) had the invitation to attend a Google Teacher Academy at Google HQ in Mountain View, California - most expenses courtesy of Google (thanks Google!).There ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2015, 11:16 by Bill Hubbard
  • Our New School Website Goes Live The switch from Ultranet to our new website has been completed with a minimum of disruption over the holidays and although there are plenty of rough edges to address, it ...
    Posted 9 Oct 2014, 15:15 by Bill Hubbard
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