Published on August 4, 2014
7. Can students charge their devices while at school? Personally owned devices should be fully charged before coming to school. Students should not have the expectation that they will be able to charge devices at school. Many classrooms do not have the capacity to handle additional electrical demands for charging personally owned devices. 8. As a teacher, I do not feel comfortable allowing students to use their own device during class. Am I required to allow students to use their devices? No, but…. The intent of the BYOD policy is to allow students to use their portable electronic devices to support their learning and for teachers to leverage student-owned technology to facilitate learning. However, there may be times during class when it would not be optimal to use technology devices. Rather than start off with an outright ban of devices in your classroom, consider starting small and defining the times when students can use their devices to support their learning. You are in charge of the way your class functions. Be sure to communicate your expectations to students and parents. 9. Am I expected to help troubleshoot problems with my students’ devices? No. Students are responsible for their devices. 10. I have my own laptop and a smart phone that I would like to use at work. Does the new BYOD policy apply to staff members? Yes. But keep in mind that the CCPS Guest network is going to be filtered at the elementary student level for everyone accessing it. 11. Can an administrator revoke a stude nt’s BYOD privilege? Yes. If a student is not following our BYOD guidelines, the Acceptable Use Policy, or teacher direction for the use of a personally owned device, an administrator may revoke the privilege through the regular discipline process. 12. Am I expected to incorporate more technology into my lessons as a result of the BYOD policy? No. BYOD is not a curricular or instructional strategy. BYOD is simply an option that students may choose to facilitate their learning. When teachers require technology as part of instruction, the teacher must ensure that every student has access to the technology, whether through a student-owned device or a CCPS-provided device. There are no additional instructional expectations put on teachers as a result of BYOD, except to be open to student preference for their own device. 13. Can I allow students to share personally owned devices as a part of instruction? No. School staff shall not direct or encourage students to allow others students to use their devices as part of instruction.