BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) is gaining popularity in many schools as a way of increasing access to vital technology without the costly burden of purchasing a device for each student. It acknowledges the reality that many students — even those in relatively low-income communities — have ready access to educationally-valuable technology that, until recently, they were forced to turn off when they entered the school building.
More schools than ever are allowing students to use their own laptops, iPads, and cell phones in the classroom. Administrators hope these bring-your-own-technology initiatives, recommended in the U.S. Department of Education's 2010 National Education Technology Plan (NETP), will help cut costs and increase student engagement. But BYOD brings with it a host of security concerns, including data protection and compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). To avoid data security conflicts, the district maintains a student wireless network that is separate from the one used by teachers and administrators. Students must also agree to the district's acceptable use policy, and take responsibility for maintenance of their own computers and tablets.
Please visit the following pages for site specific BYOD implementation in Laguna Beach Unified School District: