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  1. 1. FCPS Regulation 400-18 PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES – STUDENT USE
  2. 2. A. Definition Portable electronic communication devices (hereafter referred to as electronic devices) are devices that emit an audible signal, vibrate, display a message or visual, or otherwise summons or deliver a communication on behalf of the possessor.
  3. 3. B. Student Possession/Use 1. Student possession and use of electronic devices on school property and at school- sponsored events on and off campus is a privilege, not a right.
  4. 4. B. Student Possession/Use 2. Middle school and high school students may use devices to participate in teacher-approved activities and for educational reasons in support of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) curriculum for instructional purposes, such as keeping track of classroom assignments, research and other related class activities.
  5. 5. B. Student Possession/Use con’t 3. Middle school and high school student possession or use of electronic devices during the school day may be permitted if the student and parent/legal guardian accept the terms outlined on the “Device Permission Form” provided by the school.
  6. 6. B. Student Possession/Use con’t 3. Continued School system staff reserves the right to revoke privileges associated with this use under any of the following conditions: – a. Disrupts the learning environment or approved school activity. – b. Poses a threat to academic integrity. – c. Violates confidentiality or privacy rights of others during the school day as well as during after-school activities or the safe transportation of students.
  7. 7. B. Student Possession/Use con’t – d. Electronic devices with camera and recording functions may not be used to take or transfer (anything)/any image or recording at any time on school premises without teacher permission. – e. Creates safety concerns. – f. Violates criminal laws. – g. Classroom use without teacher permission.
  8. 8. B. Student Possession/Use con’t 4. At the elementary level, use of electronic devices may be permitted with the approval of the principal. If approved, all provisions of this regulation will apply.
  9. 9. C. Theft/Damage Disclaimer Frederick County Public Schools is not responsible for theft or damage to the electronic device. Students are encouraged to record a device’s serial number to have available in case of theft, which is a helpful tool when reporting the information to law enforcement.
  10. 10. D. Students found to be in violation of this regulation are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with FCPS Regulation 400-8 and acceptable use of digital networks and online resources in accordance with FCPS Regulation 400-73.
  11. 11. E. A school administrator reserves the right to take temporary possession of an electronic device during a student discipline investigation to ensure the integrity of the fact-finding process.
  12. 12. Device Permission Form When signed and returned, the parent of a BYOD student: – Agrees that their student may bring personally owned device to school for instructional use only. – Agrees FCPS is not responsible for any device or data loss, theft, damage or other associated costs for device replacement or repair incurred during the school day or at home as a result of participation in this program.
  13. 13. Device Permission Form When signed and returned, the parent of a BYOD student: – Indicates understanding that FCPS staff will be unable to store, support, or troubleshoot student owned devices.
  14. 14. Device Permission Form When signed and returned, the parent of a BYOD student: – Indicates understanding that FCPS uses technological measures such as filtering to promote Internet safety. Filtering limits students’ ability to access harmful Internet sites from any device connected to the FCPS network, but only when this equipment is used in school on the FCPS network.
  15. 15. Device Permission Form When signed and returned, the parent of a BYOD student: – Access through cellular networks does not provide the same measures of filtering. Students should only use the FCPS network (not private cellular service) for Internet access while on FCPS property.
  16. 16. Device Permission Form When signed and returned, the parent of a BYOD student: –Indicates understanding that the purpose of allowing BYOD device use is to participate in teacher-approved activities and for educational reasons in support of FCPS curriculum for instructional purposes, such as keeping track of classroom assignments, research and other related class activities.
  17. 17. Device Permission Form When signed and returned, the parent of a BYOD student understands that: –Consequences for misuse will be imposed in accordance with FCPS regulations »governing student behavior (Regulation 400-8) »acceptable use of digital networks and online resources (Regulation 400-73).
  18. 18. Device Permission Form When signed and returned, the BYOD student: •Acknowledges that he/she will utilize the device(s) for instructional purposes and in accordance with Board of Education policies and FCPS regulations while at any FCPS school or on the FCPS network.
  19. 19. FAQ about Device Use Students may use the registered devices to complete activities in class, complete homework, collaborate in real time research projects, access Web sites with curriculum-related content, keep track of classroom assignments, record journal entries, and participate in other approved instructional activities.
  20. 20. FAQ about Device Use Devices are the sole responsibility of the student. FCPS accepts no responsibility for the security or safety of the device. Students are responsible for the security of the device. Teachers and other staff will not store or hold onto devices. School technology staff or teachers will not support, repair or troubleshoot student devices.
  21. 21. FAQ about Device Use It is recommended that devices come to school with a full charge. Students should be made aware that the school is not responsible to provide an opportunity or the necessary power to charge their device during the school day. – Devices may not be charged at school.
  22. 22. FAQ about Device Use FCPS does not provide or require applications or software for personally owned devices. Classroom lessons will be tailored for technology that all students can access. If possible, a student may choose to complete the same lesson on his/her personal device. – Most BYOD activities are web-based.
  23. 23. FAQ about Device Use If the device breaks while at school, the student will put the device away and take it home at the end of the school day and then the student and parent can troubleshoot the device. FCPS has limited resources and cannot provide comprehensive support for the wide variety of devices allowed under this program.
  24. 24. FAQ about Device Use To facilitate instruction and practice Internet safety, FCPS’s Internet connection is protected by an Internet content filter. Cellular data plans do not use FCPS’s Internet connection and, therefore, do not use FCPS’s Internet content filter. Students should only use the FCPS WiFi Internet connection with their BYOD equipment while on FCPS property.
  25. 25. FAQ about Device Use Personally owned devices are a supplement to equipment already used in the classroom. BYOD is an optional program and not required. In the future, if a teacher requires a device for instructional purposes and a student does not have one, a device will be provided.
  26. 26. Additional Student Use Guidelines Use FCPS Guest network. BYOD devices should be put away when not being used for a teacher directed activity. When not in use in the classroom, your device should be either face down or away.
  27. 27. Additional Student Use Guidelines Create shortcuts on your home screen to frequently used sites. Creation of student email accounts will not be required. Double check before downloading Apps. Downloading Apps may not be allowed at your school.
  28. 28. Additional Student Use Guidelines Any music files you listen to should be on your device. Earbuds may be used when teacher directed.
  29. 29. Now, let’s see what you know! Answer the following questions clicking to the next slide to verify your answer.
  30. 30. It is your right to use your device in class for assignments.
  31. 31. It is your right to use your device in class for assignments. No, it is a privilege to use your device. Staff reserves the right to revoke your privilege to use your device in school.
  32. 32. It’s okay to Facebook at school.
  33. 33. It’s okay to Facebook at school. No. BYOD devices are to be used to participate in teacher-approved activities and for educational use.
  34. 34. Someone took my device while I left it unattended. What happens next?
  35. 35. Someone took my device while I left it unattended. What happens next? FCPS is not responsible for theft or damage to your device. You are.
  36. 36. It’s no big deal if I don’t follow the guidelines.
  37. 37. It’s no big deal if I don’t follow the guidelines. No. Students found in violation of the guidelines are subject to disciplinary action.
  38. 38. I need my device after lunch in class, I’ll just ask my teacher to store it for me.
  39. 39. I need my device after lunch in class, I’ll just ask my teacher to store it for me. No, staff may not store, support, or troubleshoot student owned devices.
  40. 40. You can use your cell phone’s data plan while at school to access web resources.
  41. 41. You can use your cell phone’s data plan while at school to access web resources. No, you should only use the FCPS Guest WiFi Internet while on FCPS property.
  42. 42. I am allowed to charge my device at school if I bring my charger.
  43. 43. I am allowed to charge my device at school if I bring my charger. No. You should bring devices fully charged to school. If your device loses charge, you must put it away.

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