BYOT - Bring Your Own Technology
The National Educational Technology Plan 2010 lists “supporting efforts to ensure that all students and educators have 24/7 access to the Internet via devices, including mobile devices, and schools adopt technologies and policies to enable leveraging the technology that students already have.”
Pasadena ISD is piloting a student Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) policy at Pasadena Memorial High School wherein students may bring their own mobile technology to school (including cell phones, iPads, Android Tablets, laptops, iPod Touches, Kindles, Nooks, etc.) to be used as an instructional tool in the classroom. By allowing students to use their own devices, we believe that students and teachers can maximize their instructional experience by utilizing devices and applications with which they are already familiar.
More About BYOT in Pasadena ISD:
Technology is one way of enhancing the district’s mission of teaching students to be productive, college- and career-ready members of the 21st century. In order to increase the use of technology in the classroom, Pasadena ISD is implementing a BYOT program (Bring Your Own Technology). We want students to embrace appropriate use of technology so they may become responsible digital citizens.
Definition of BYOT
Bring Your Own Technology allows students to bring and use their own personal technology devices to connect to the district wireless network and Internet for use during classroom activities. For the purpose of this program, the word “technology” will include: Wi-Fi enabled devices including but not limited to cell phones, iPads, iPod Touches, laptops, e-readers and Android tablets.
Internet Access and Use
The district will provide secure and filtered access to the internet through the district wireless network. Usage of the district wireless network account is encouraged. The district is not liable for content that is accessed or charges that may be incurred if students choose to use his/her personal data plan to access the internet.
BYOT Student Agreement
The use of technology to access educational material is a privilege. When abused, privileges will be taken away. When respected, they benefit the learning environment as a whole. Students and parents/guardians participating in the BYOT program must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct, as well as all Board policies, particularly the Student Responsible Use agreement. Additionally, all mobile devices:
Students and Parents/Guardians acknowledge that: