BYOD - Cobb County School District

Report
Bring Your Own Device
Learning
and
Working in
the 21st
Century
Classroom
Which Words
Best Describe
Today’s
Students?
Today’s Students Are…
• digital natives
• live in a multimedia world
• only know media in all color
• prioritize visual learning
• demand creativity
• learn best through trial and error
• constantly connect and collaborate
• access information that is live and linked
What should learning look like in the 21st century?
st
21
Century Learning is…
• MOBILE
Students live in a world with anytime, anywhere
access to information at their fingertips.
st
21
Century Learning is…
• COLLABORATIVE
Technology has provided our students with a social,
collaborative world. They thrive on teamwork and
figuring things out with their friends.
st
21
Century Learning is…
• CONNECTED
Today’s students want to connect with others in real
time through social media and mobile devices.
st
21
Century Learning is…
• MULTIMEDIA DRIVEN
T
Today’s students are equal parts consumer and creator. They
download and view audio and video, then create their own to upload
and share with others. They are used to having multimedia tools at
their fingertips, and they are adept at using these tools to express
their creativity.
st
21
Century Learning is…
• CONSTANTLY CHANGING
Constant change requires independent learners with new
skills for changing work environments: critical thinking,
collaboration, creativity, and communication.
st
21
Century Learning is…
• New Skills and Literacies
 Critical Thinking and
Problem Solving
 Collaboration
 Agility and Adaptability
 Initiative and
Entrepreneurialism
 Effective Oral and
Written
Communication
 Accessing and
Analyzing
Information
 Curiosity and
Imagination
st
21
Century Learning is…
• PHYSICAL and VIRTUAL
LEARNING SPACES
Students live in a world where they can learn
anywhere, any time and from anyone.
We have a clear vision of 21st century learning,
but how do we get there?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
• BENEFITS
 Learning anytime, anywhere without schedule or
access restrictions
 Personalized devices
 Devices are commonly more up-to-date with
newer features
 Allows for immediate application in the classroom
 Competitive pricing of tablets, smartphones, and
laptop computers- BYOD a viable option for many
families
 Replicates a technology-rich environment already
common in higher education and business
 Flexibility- supports different learners with different
needs
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
• USES IN THE CLASSROOM
 Data organization tools
 Web-based applications for classroom polling and
quick tests
 Audio for podcasting and radio broadcasts
 Video
 QR codes
 Digital storytelling
 Language learning
 Probe attachments for measuring data
 Course companion sites
BYOD Educational Impact
• More engaged and motivated students
• Students are held accountable for their
learning, puts them in charge
• Encourages continued learning outside of the
classroom walls
• Personalized; students tap into their individual
learning preferences
• Helps students identify and master skills that
will make them life-long learners
• Gives students a preview of how their future
workplaces will operate
What is the BYOD Program?
BYOD is simply a program where
students can bring their own
personal devices on campus and
connect them to the new school
district wireless network that allows
filtered internet access.
What devices can my child use?
•
•
•
•
•
Laptop
Smart Phone
Tablet
E-reader
Any internet capable device.
Who Can Bring Their Devices to School?
If students have a signed Cobb
County BYOD Student/Parent
agreement on file in the front office
and have received their BYOD
agenda sticker, then yes, they may
bring a device at their own risk and
choice.
Do Parents Need to PURCHASE a Device?
NO
What if my Child’s Device is Stolen
or Damaged?
Students bring personal electronic
devices to school at their own risk,
just like any other personal items. The
school district will NOT be held
responsible if any personal electronic
(or other personal item) is lost, stolen,
damaged, or misplaced.
Will a student be at a disadvantage if they
don’t have a device?
NO!
District curriculum remains the same.
The district will continue to purchase
supplementary textbooks, support
materials, computers and software to
support student learning. When
electronic devices are used to enhance
learning in the classroom, students
without a personal device will be
provided access to an appropriate
district-owned device as needed
individually, in pairs or as part of a group.
What network access will users have
on their devices?
Students will have access to districtfiltered Internet access only by
logging into the CCSD BYOD network.
All “chat” and “IM’ing” capabilities have
been disabled. Students cannot
access Facebook or other social
network sites. Students should not use
a cellular network (3G, 4G,etc.) while
at school.
A Final Checklist
• Check to see if your teachers are using
BYOD.
• Get a user agreement from your teacher if
they are a BYOD class.
• Have a conversation as a family to decide if
BYOD is the right for you.
• Return your user agreement to your
teacher.
• Remember that the policy for electronic
devices is in place at all times, unless your
teacher directs you to take out your device
for a learning activity.

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