What is BYOD at Glasgow MS?• This FCPS wide program allows students to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to school for instructional use in the classroom.• Devices may include laptops, tablet computers, smart phones, or other devices that the teacher considers appropriate for instructional use.
Approved personal devices may only be used in the classroom to assist with educational objectives. Teachers will determine appropriate instructional use in their classroomInstructional Use Each teacher will decide what is appropriate instructional use in his/her classroom, within the parameters of the program.
What is meant by instructional use? • Instructional use means use in class and only with teacher permission. • When using these devices in the classroom, remember that students without their own devices must be provided with comparable access to complete the work. (i.e. netbooks or laptops must also be available) • During REAL-Time or FIT, the teacher may permit devices for reading, homework, research, and appropriate educational apps/games. • Examples of activities that ARE NOT permitted include Texting, Facebooking, Tweeting, & Phone Calls. .
USE-FREE ZONESDEVICES MAY NOT BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: • Hallways • Cafeteria • Locker Rooms • Restrooms
How do students get their deviceapproved for use in school?• Submit the required FCPS forms found outside of room B135 and on the FCPS website.• At the designated time the device will be inspected, logged onto the FCPS network and the FCPS sticker will be applied to the registered device to show it is approved.
If they bring a device, what are theirresponsibilities? • Follow the FCPS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP. • Keep anti-virus software up to date • Check with the teacher before using any personal device. • Lock devices in locker or keep them with you when not in use for instruction. • Bring it fully charged.
What about cell phones?• Cell phones must still be turned off and out of sight during the school day.• Smart phones fall within the BYOD program. Just like other BYOD devices, FCPS approved smart phones may only be used in class with teacher permission.
How do they carry it? • Students may carry devices in protective sleeves designed for the device. • Small mesh or see- through bags will be allowed for carrying devices.http://www.amazon.com/ASICS-ZR450-Mesh-Backpack/dp/B0049H8UVQ
Teachers will not:• Charge, support, repair, or troubleshoot devices• Store or watch devices for students• Require students to load or use particular apps• Ask students to share their device with another student
Do they have to bring a BYOD? No. This is family choice. If technology is required for the activity, it will be provided by the school.
Remember: Bringing Your Own Deviceis a privilege. Improperly used devices will result in loss of BYOD privileges for that student.
Now it’s time to take a quick quiz• Click here to go directly to the quiz. The link to the FCPS BYOD website http://www.fcps.edu/it/byod/index.shtml