Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) often refered to as BYOD (Device) definition:
For the purposes of BYOT, “technology” is any personally owned technology device that includes, but is not limited to, existing and emerging mobile communication systems and smart technologies, portable Internet devices, hand held entertainment systems or portable information technology systems that can be used for word processing, wireless Internet access, image capture/recording, sound recording and information transmitting/receiving/storing, etc.
Burlington Elementary began implementation of the BYOT program to select classes during the 2014-2015 School Year. This year we are allowing any student to participate in the BYOT program. In order for students to bring their devices they must complete the following requirements:
- Guardian(s) must attend one of the BYOT Informational Nights at Burlington Elementary.
- Guardian(s) and student must fill out, sign, and acknowledge the usage greement provided by Boone County Schools.
- Students must have achieved a proficiency rating of 70% or above on all components of digital citizenship found on the Digital Passport Website. This is completed in the first part of the year in Technology Special Area Class.
- Students must register their devices online. The link can be found on this page.
As new technologies continue to change the world in which we live, they also provide many new and positive educational benefits for classroom instruction. 21st century learning (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity) is essential for today’s students. Boone County Schools is pleased to offer students the opportunity to bring their own technology to school as a tool to assist in the 21st century classroom. This is not a requirement. Students who do not bring their own technology will have access to the school’s equipment. Students will be not left out of instruction.