Benefits of BYOT Broadens learning beyond the classroom Takes advantage of teachable moments Increases interest Access information and tools Prepares students for higher education and tomorrow’s workplace
How will the devices be used? Access current references and information (Atlas, Alamanc, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Weather, Current events, Translator, etc.) Take and share notes; access notes from web pages Access teacher and content websites Organization – calendar / files / assignments, etc. Student and teacher collaboration Document labs; take surveys Study aide Much more
Device Safety / Security Issues Students are responsible to safeguard, supervise and secure their devices. Students are to RESPECT the property of others. Teachers will secure classrooms. Handle theft or damage as a discipline matter. Will not be required to have other students use their device.
BYOT Use Students must be RESPONSIBLE – same expectation for computer use. Only School Wi-Fi can be used to access internet (NO cell phone – 3G/4G access allowed). This Wi-Fi has a district filter. Teacher may confiscate any device being used inappropriately. School discipline procedures will be enforced. Teachers will monitor use at all times.
Device Rules Teachers have complete control over the use of devices in their classroom. Teachers will let students know in advance when devices can be used in a lesson. Students are NOT allowed to use their devices in common areas: before school, gym/cafeteria, at recess, etc.
Equity Issue If a child cannot provide a device, they will not be left out. If a student doesn’t have their own technology, they will be able to work in groups with one device.