(Click the above link to view presentation from Parent Information Coffee from May 25th)BYOT stands for Bring Your Own Technology, and is an initiative for students to bring their own Internet-enabled devices to school. Devices that allow the student to create content (e.g. laptops or tablets) and that have a keyboard are best suited for our students. Phones or other devices that connect to 3G or 4G networks are not recommended as they can connect to open (unfiltered) networks. All devices should use WiFi to connect to filtered school networks as necessary.LCPS has selected Algonkian Elementary as a phase three school for the county’s Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT). For our school, the initiative began in Fall of 2016 with our fifth grade students. We expanded to fourth grade students in the winter, and added third grade students fall of 2017. Students participating in this program agreed to an "acceptable use" contract regarding technology. Students who have submitted their signed Acceptable Use Policy, may, at the discretion of their classroom teachers, begin to use their own technology for academic purposes in the classroom. Students will connect their devices to Algonkian’s wireless network, (LCPS Open) and use them for academic purposes only. BYOT is now common in most all LCPS schools.
Students who do not bring devices will be provided with a device to use in the classroom, which ensures that all students will be able to participate.