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.
Horizon Elementary has joined the county’s Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program. For our school, the initiative will begin with our fourth & fifth grade students. Students participating in this program will agree to an "acceptable use" contract regarding technology.
Students who do not bring their own devices will not be left out of learning activities or penalized in any way! Students without their own device will use a school-owned device such as an ipad or Windows laptop during BYOT time.