Bring Your Own Device
3rd, 4th, 5th Grade
• Bring Your Own Device is a popular
and expanding phenomenon in
• Our data shows many students have
access to technology outside of school
What is BYOD?
What is BYOD?
Access to network
Ability to bring own
3rd, 4th & 5th
Ability to bring
devices and use
For teachers For students
K-2 – Kindles
K-5 – Laptop carts
5 – Laptops in classrooms
What is BYOD?
● An instructional strategies supplement
● A supplement to already great teaching
● 21st century skill building
● Access to the Gwinnett wireless
network at school and integration into
teaching and learning.
• Internet usage on the BYOD network
is still monitored, as it is on a regular
• We will have some school-owned
devices in classrooms.
• Devices may not have all the software
students are used to, and all websites
don’t run correctly on all devices.
What is BYOD?
• Teachers K-5 will have access
to the network
• Students in grades 3, 4 & 5
will have access to network
and be able to bring devices
Who can use it?
● To be granted access, students must
confirm they accept the terms and conditions
of the GCPS POD (Personally Owned Device)
● Users agree to uphold the contents of the
POD as well as the Student Code of Conduct
on their own student-owned devices while
on school property.
● GCPS will filter all content for
users connected to the GCPS
network at school.
● Students and parents must be
aware that accessing inappropriate
materials while at school is subject
to local school procedures for
disciplinary action, including
confiscation of the device.
Theft, Loss or Damage
● The owner is responsible for ensuring that
the device is safe and secure.
● GCPS is not responsible for any
maintenance, damage, theft, usage or usage
charges, or loss of this non-school-district
TEXTING FRIENDS IS NOT ALLOWED!
● GCPS is not responsible for any fees
associated with using any personal
● If a student chooses to use other functions
or features on his or her device, standard
fees may be billed by the student’s provider.
* Apple: iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touch, iPhone
* BN: nook HD
* Google: Nexus 7
* Kindle: Fire, Fire HD
* Microsoft: Surface
* Samsung: Galaxy Tab 2
* Also smartphones, netbooks, and laptops!
• Not an issue! As a part of the
grant, we are able to provide some
school owned devices
• Students will more often work in
What if my child does not
have a device?
Do I Need to Register
● When you fill out the POD form, you will
provide the serial number of your device(s).
This registers your device with Alford but it is
still the owner’s responsibility to keep the
device safe and secure.
Will my student bring his/her
device every day?
● The teacher will instruct students on the
days to bring devices based on the lesson
that has been planned.
How does a student log in to the BYOD
With the same login used
for a school computer
Can I use my phone to play games
and text my
friends during class?
● BYOD should be used for
educational purposes only.
So what CAN I use
my device for?
With BYOD, Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome or a source of entertainment.
Will I be able to charge my device
Presently, no facilities are dedicated to
charging personal devices, with a limited
number of outlets available in any given
space. Students should
make it a point to charge
their technology prior to
coming to school each day.
I have a data plan from an outside
provider on my device that allows
Internet access without the GCPS
network. Is this allowable?
● BYOD is the ONLY allowable network on
personal devices. Students should not access
the Internet through any cellular data
provider while on school premises.
What if I can’t get my device
working on BYOD?
● GCPS employees are not permitted to
touch student devices and are not trained to
troubleshoot the many types of personal
devices that students may bring.
● Refer to your owner’s manual, the internet,
or a peer with the same device to help you
When Can I Use My Device?
● Remember devices can only be used for educational
● You may use your device when your teacher says you
can. Your teacher may use signs such as these: