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Jacaranda Bundle plus for Years 7-10


Features


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  • What is the Jacaranda Bundle plus?

    This high quality digital learning package includes:
    10+ digital resources across key learning areas, including core subject titles and supplementary digital resources (assessON, Knowledge Quest, myWorld Atlas and myWorld History Atlas)
    Titles powered by learnON, the immersive digital learning platform from Jacaranda, with the opportunity for teachers to unlock premium features at any time, at no additional cost
    Jacaranda Digital Citizenship powered by CyberPass, an accredited online digital citizenship education tool that provides students with the skills and knowledge to participate responsibly and safely in a digitally-enabled world
    dedicated onboarding and training by learning specialists
    ongoing customer support and online self-help

    Customers can choose to add one or both of the following optional additions to the Jacaranda Bundle plus:
    $1 print copies of trusted Jacaranda titles to the Jacaranda Bundle plus to help schools achieve their digital vision as simply and elegantly as possible
    Optimiser, a single sign on (SSO) application, to the Jacaranda Bundle plus for schools that prioritise choice of content over price

    The Jacaranda Bundle plus makes it easy for schools to start or progress their digital teaching and learning journey.

  • What is the difference between the Jacaranda Digital Bundle and Jacaranda Bundle plus?

    The Jacaranda Bundle plus replaces the Jacaranda Digital Bundle starting in 2018. It includes the same 10+ high quality, engaging digital resources and dedicated training and support, with a few extras we think you’ll love:
    – Jacaranda Digital Citizenship powered by CyberPass, an online digital literacy tool
    – learnON, the digital learning platform that replaces eBookPLUS to provide students with a completely immersive and uninterrupted experience, and teachers with advanced features (customisation, assigning, feedback)
    – Optional add-ons to the Jacaranda Bundle plus: $1 print copies of trusted Jacaranda titles and/or Optimiser

    Jacaranda Bundle plus makes it easy for schools to start or progress their digital teaching and learning journey.

  • What subject titles are included in the bundle for the Victorian Curriculum?
  • What subject titles are included in the bundle for the Australian Curriculum?
  • What subject titles are included in the bundle for the NSW Australian curriculum?

    Starting in 2018, most titles in the Jacaranda Bundle plus for the NSW Australian curriculum will be available on learnON for Years 7-10:
    Jacaranda Maths Quest NSW Ac
    Jacaranda Core Science NSW Ac
    Jacaranda Retroactive NSW Ac
    Jacaranda Geoactive NSW Ac
    Jacaranda English
    New Concepts in Commerce*
    Active Outcomes NSW AC*
    Artwise NSW AC*

    *Available as eBookPLUS

  • What subject titles are included in the bundle for the Western Australian Curriculum?

    Starting in 2018, most titles in the Jacaranda Bundle plus for the Western Australian Curriculum will be available on learnON for Years 7-10:
    Jacaranda Humanities and Social Sciences for WA
    Jacaranda Maths Quest AC
    Jacaranda Science Quest AC
    Jacaranda English
    Jacaranda Health and Physical Education
    Artwise: Visual Arts for the AC*

    *Available as eBookPLUS

  • What is the difference between eBookPLUS and learnON?

    eBookPLUS is the eBook platform that Jacaranda launched in 2008. eBookPLUS is the electronic version of the student textbook that also includes additional digital resources, such as videos and interactivities, relevant web links and downloadable documents for easy customisation and editing.

    learnON is the new immersive digital learning platform from Jacaranda that transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social. It has been developed to achieve the highest level of digital sophistication, while supporting a wide range of users from the digital novice to the digital expert.

    Exciting new features include access to everything in the one place (including theory/reading content, media, questions, answers and solutions), embedded videos and interactivities, worked solutions and examplary responses for every question, and interactive questions that provide students with instant feedback. Teachers can unlock premium features at any time, at no additional cost. Learn more about learnON and premium features here.

    Starting in 2017, learnON replaces eBookPLUS for select Years 7-10 titles for the Victorian Curriculum. Starting in 2018, learnON replaces eBookPLUS for select Years 7-10 titles for the Australian Curriculum, NSW Australian curriculum and Western Australian Curriculum.

    Compare eBookPLUS and learnON in detail here.

  • What supplementary digital products are included in the Jacaranda Bundle plus?

    The Jacaranda Bundle plus includes access to six additional digital resources, including:

    assessON Maths Quest and assessON Science Quest (Years 7-10): Jacaranda’s powerful online assessment tool for Mathematics and Science that evaluates and tracks students’ readiness for learning, their progress as they learn, and their levels of achievement.
    myWorld Atlas and myWorld History Atlas (Years 7-10): Jacaranda’s unique digital atlas for Geography and History that combines the content of the iconic print version with the latest online technology.
    Knowledge Quest (Years 7-9): Jacaranda’s online English skills game combines essential English content with games-based learning to improve students’ grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
    Jacaranda Digital Citizenship powered by CyberPass (Years 7-8): Jacaranda’s complete online digital citizenship education tool for Years 6-8 students that is accredited by the Australian Children’s eSafety Commissioner.

  • How does the $1 print offer work?

    To help schools achieve their digital vision as simply and elegantly as possible, schools can add $1 print copies of trusted Jacaranda titles to the Jacaranda Bundle plus.

    It is a sign of our commitment to digital-only learning and understanding of the realities of making the switch.

    How it works:

    • 3 year lock in contract
    • Jacaranda will provide print copies at a cost of $1 per textbook (for up to 2 subjects) in Year 1
    • Jacaranda will provide top up print titles only in Years 2-3

  • What is Optimiser?

    For schools that prioritise choice of content over price, schools can add Optimiser, a single sign on (SSO) application, to the Jacaranda Bundle plus.

    Optimiser powered by ReadCloud includes access to an eReading application that can allow users to securely access titles from multiple publishers and novels, in any format, on any device, with a single login.

    Learn more about Optimiser here.

  • Are there any resources that can be used offline?

    All learnON or eBookPLUS titles come come with a printable (PDF) that can be downloaded and used offline for when students may not have access to the internet.

    Students can also download the Jacaranda iPad app (available here in the Apple App Store) for offline use when necessary. To use the app, students need to log in using their JacPLUS username and password and download the resources they need. From there, all resources will sync automatically with the JacPLUS bookshelf.

    Note that assessON Maths Quest, assessON Science Quest, Knowledge Quest, myWorld Atlas, myWorld History Atlas and Jacaranda Digital Citizenship powered by CyberPass do not have offline components due to their level of interactivity and personalisation (for example, students can record their progress and results and author their own content).

  • I am interested in the Jacaranda Bundle plus. Where can I get more information?

    That’s great! To get started, check out the Jacaranda Bundle plus for your specific curriculum:

    Australian Curriculum, NSW Australian Curriculum, Victorian Curriculum or Western Australian Curriculum.

    Alternatively, contact us to schedule an in-person Sales demonstration.

Benefits


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  • What are the benefits for schools?

    There are a number of benefits to schools, including:

    Confidence in their coverage of the curriculum: The Jacaranda Bundle plus features the most up-to-date, curriculum-aligned resources from the APA’s Secondary Publisher of the Year for the last five years running.
    Accessibility: Teachers and students enjoy 24/7 access to all resources via the secure JacarandaPLUS portal, anywhere, anytime and on any device.
    Unmatched value for money: Schools can offer parents 10+ high quality resources at a fraction of the cost of individual purchases, plus benefit from a reduction in certain costs (e.g. photocopying).
    Visibility: The Jacaranda Dashboard presents powerful analytics in a visual, user-friendly way so schools can see how their students are progressing.
    Peace of mind: The Jacaranda Bundle plus includes complimentary account setup before the start of school, full training for all teaching staff and ongoing support via a dedicated Digital Account Coordinator. Learn more about training and support here.
    Reliability: Jacaranda has experience setting up bundle solutions in 160+ schools and the JacPLUS platform maintains a consistent 99.97% uptime rate.
    Equity: Equal access to resources for all students means uniformity across the classroom.

  • What are the benefits for teachers?

    There are a number of benefits to teachers, including:

    Confidence in their coverage of the curriculum: All 10+ resources in the Jacaranda Bundle plus feature curriculum-aligned content from the APA’s Secondary Publisher of the Year for the last five years running.
    Teacher support: Each learnON title includes access to additional teaching resources, such as sample work programs, worked solutions and examplary responses, answers to all questions, sample test banks, weblinks and videos and diagnostic reporting.
    Peace of mind: Teachers receive full training from a Jacaranda Sales Consultant and access to resources prior to school holidays to ensure sufficient preparation time for the new school year.
    Flexibility: New teachers can be set up at any time during the school year and resources can be used across subjects (for example, using Geography resources for Science or vice versa).
    Equity: Equal access to resources for all students means uniformity across the classroom.

  • What are the benefits for students and parents?

    There are a number of benefits to parents and students, including:

    Accessibility: Students enjoy 24/7 access to all resources via the secure JacarandaPLUS portal, anywhere, anytime and on any device.
    Unmatched value for money: The Jacaranda Bundle plus provides 10+ high quality resources at a fraction of the cost of individual purchases.
    Equity: Equal access to resources for the entire class so no student is left behind.
    Flexibility: New students can be set up at any time during the school year.
    Peace of mind: The Jacaranda Bundle plus provides access to all resources from the first day of school, offline access via backup PDFs and the iPad app, and unique JacPLUS login details to ensure confidentiality.
    Less weight to carry: No textbooks means a lighter backpack for students.

Pricing


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  • How much does the Jacaranda Bundle plus cost?

    Jacaranda is committed to providing affordable solutions that meet the needs of all students and parents. That’s why the Jacaranda Bundle plus, which includes 10+ premium digital resources, is available from $110 per student (without $1 print copies and/or Optimiser).

    To discuss specific pricing for your school, and/or pricing for Optimiser, please contact your Jacaranda Sales Consultant.

Requirements


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  • What types of schools use the Jacaranda Bundle plus?

    The Jacaranda Bundle plus is suitable for all types of schools (government, independent, religious) and book systems (booklist, bookhire, class set).

    Check out our case studies here.

  • How do I know if my school is ready for the Jacaranda Bundle plus?

    In our experience, it starts with a genuine belief in the potential for technology to transform teaching and learning among the entire school community, including teachers, students and parents. From there, a school needs to have a strong vision for digital learning and the necessary infrastructure, support and other resources in place in order to more easily and quickly transition to digital learning.

  • What do I need to use the Jacaranda Bundle plus?

    To use the Jacaranda Bundle plus in the classroom, each student and teacher will need modern hardware, an up-to-date internet browser and a good internet connection.

  • Is the Jacaranda Bundle plus available on iPad, Android tablet, PC and/or Mac?

    Yes, the Jacaranda Bundle plus works on any modern hardware. There is also a Jacaranda iPad app (free in the Apple App Store) to download resources and use offline when necessary.

Training and support


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  • Will training be provided for teachers?

    Yes. Jacaranda Bundle plus customers receive customised training to meet the needs of their school.

    Learn more about available training here.

  • What support is available?

    A variety of ongoing support options are available to Jacaranda Bundle plus customers, including:
    in person via the school’s dedicated Digital Account Coordinator
    over the telephone at 1 800 JACPLUS (1 800 522 7587) from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Brisbane time
    by email at support@jacplus.com.au
    online via self-help articles and videos

    Learn more about available support here.

Setup


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  • How is the Jacaranda Bundle plus set up?

    Jacaranda sets up each student’s JacPLUS account, including all of their learnON digital resources, in time for the first day of the school year. Students then receive their JacPLUS login details (username and password) from their school. This information should not be shared with others.

    Once set up, students can access their digital resources anytime, anywhere, on any digital device, from their JacPLUS virtual bookshelf available at www.jacplus.com.au.

  • What information does Jacaranda require from the school?

    Jacaranda provides the school with spreadsheet templates to collate teachers’ names, email addresses and subject areas and students’ names, email addresses and teachers. From there it is uploaded into a back end system developed by Jacaranda. This system creates all JacPLUS accounts for student and teachers, adds titles to students’ and teachers’ bookshelves, connects students and teachers in digital-first products and creates class groups for teachers in digital-first products.

    The school’s dedicated Digital Account Coordinator manages the entire process and can assist the school with understanding and collating this information.

  • What if the school does not finalise class teachers for each student in 2018 before the end of 2017?

    By 31 January 2018, schools should forward the available information required to establish student-teacher connections in digital-first products. Changes after this date (e.g. students changing classes) can be managed by the school’s Digital Account Coordinator. Alternatively, Account Manager/Admin access can be granted to a nominated contact within the school to help streamline this process through the JacPLUS portal.

  • What happens if new students enrol in 2018?

    The school’s Digital Account Coordinator can handle new enrolments and set up their access at any time of the year. Alternatively, Account Manager/Admin access can be granted to a nominated contact within the school to help streamline this process through the JacPLUS portal.

  • What happens if new teachers start in 2018?

    The school’s Digital Account Coordinator can handle new teachers and set up their access at any time of the year. Simply provide the name, email address and subject area(s) for the new teacher(s) and the Digital Account Coordinator will arrange for access to JacPLUS and the relevant digital resources.

  • What happens if students and/or teachers change classes during the 2018 school year?

    All changes can be managed by the school’s Digital Account Coordinator. Alternatively, Account Manager/Admin access can be granted to a nominated contact within the school to help streamline this process through the JacPLUS portal.

  • When will Jacaranda provide access to resources for teachers?

    Jacaranda provides teachers with access to the digital resources as soon as possible following adoption of the Jacaranda Bundle plus. This ensures that teachers have what they need to plan for 2018 and can use their resources in any product training sessions.

    All digital resources are accessed through the JacPLUS online portal, available at www.jacplus.com.

  • When will the school receive notification that the Jacaranda Bundle plus accounts have been set up?

    In mid-January 2018, schools will receive a ‘Quick start’ package containing the following information:
    – login details for all students and teachers
    – instructions for when a student or teacher forgets their password
    – a list of all resources in each student’s and teacher’s JacPLUS bookshelf
    – the class groups set up for teachers in the following titles: assessON, myWorld Atlas, myWorld History Atlas and Knowledge Quest
    – links to help resources and product guides (for students and teachers)
    – instructions for how to launch JacPLUS in the first lesson

    This ‘Quick start’ package will then be disseminated to all relevant teachers.

More questions? Contact your Jacaranda Sales Consultant:

ACT and NSW
Queensland

Jana Tomajkova
ACT and NSW Sales Consultant
Mob: 0410 550 348
jtomajkova@wiley.com

Tyson Daoust
Key Account Manager
Mob: 0448 029 472
tdaoust@wiley.com

Jo Darling
QLD Sales Consultant
Tel: 07 3859 9681
Mob: 0410 550 142
jdarling@wiley.com

Annie Martindale
QLD Sales Consultant
Tel: 07 3859 9632
Mob: 0448 032 481
amartindal@wiley.com

SA and WA
Victoria

Irene Moe
SA and WA Sales Consultant
Mob: 0410 550 348
imoe@wiley.com

Pamela Murray
Senior Sales Specialist
Mob: 0410 550 719
pamela.murray@wiley.com

Portia Neydorff
Sales Consultant
Mob: 0475 945 173
pneydorff@wiley.com

Jenny Wiklund
VIC Sales Consultant
Mob: 0448 032 481
jwiklund@wiley.com

Learn more about the Jacaranda Bundle plus


The Jacaranda Bundle plus makes it easy for schools to start or progress their digital teaching and learning journey with a package of 10+ premium digital resources for Years 7-10 and dedicated training and support.