Why BYOD? Why Now?...
BYOD means students bring their own devices to school for educational purposes. In the classroom, students will use devices responsibly, and only with the permission and direction of the teacher or other staff member.
Of course, technology alone will not improve learning— when combined with the right instruction from skilled staff, amazing things can happen. The increased use of technology in HHS classrooms will “power up” student success today, and for the future.
BYOD helps students
Here’s why personally owned devices work best:
- Students are usually experts with the device they have, and customize it to their learning needs.
- Students can use it to learn anytime, anywhere.
- Students can collaborate with their peers after school, about their school work.
- Student-owned devices are typically more up-to-date than those schools provide.
- School-owned devices are expensive and can be hard to sustain.
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Digital Citizenship & 21 st. Century Learning
The Bring Your Own Device initiative is one that will enhance student learning in the classroom, create opportunities for relevant student collaboration and creativity, and teach them digital citizenship. An important element to remember when considering the utilization of current and future technology tools is how to utilize them in a responsible, productive way. Students will be taught how to be a productive, responsible digital citizen as well as be held accountable for this.
Digital Citizen Attributes:
HHS BYOD Implementation Timeline:
- We will have 4 BYOD Teacher Cohorts, starting in November 2016 and spanning over the next year and a half.
- During the 2017 - 2018 school year we expect to move from 50% BYOD functional to a 100% BYOD School.
- We are taking our time and being intentional with across the board implementation for the sake of ALL stakeholders.