Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
In 2015, Loudoun County Public Schools began implementing BYOT, Bring Your Own Technology, which encourages students to bring their personal technology tools to school for learning. As students utilize their personal technology devices in school, they can learn new ways to use them for collaborating and interacting with their teachers and each other to research information, solve complex problems, create original products, and publish their work. BYOT supports One to the World.
If you have any questions about BYOT, or support for BYOT initiatives at your school, please contact Nick Grzeda, Nicholas.Grzeda@lcps.org or 571-252-1586, in the Office of Educational Technology to discuss further.All students (whether they are participating in BYOT or not) need to fill out and sign the LCPS Acceptable Use Policy. This is necessary for all students who will be using any kind of technology this year. Please sign and date the last page and send it in to your student's teacher.BYOT Traffic Light for Using Devices in 3-5 ClassroomsWe highly reccomend downloading G Suite apps by Goolge, as many of our teachers use Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Google Slides often.We also recommend taking advantage of 5 complimentary downloads per student of Microsoft 365. Visit the MS365 LCPS Page and follow the directions. Your student must know their student ID number and password to log on here at school. Please download Microsoft 365 on your student's BYOT device.