Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bring Your Own Technology

LCMCISD Technology has implemented "Bring Your Own Technology" (BYOT) where students and staff can use their personal device for educational functions. This program allows students to use their own technology at specified times during the day to enhance the learning experience. Examples of the types of technology which can be used are laptops, eBook readers, iPads, Smartphones, etc. Students should not bring these devices to campus until the students have completed training,

What do students have to do before they can bring their own technology to school?
Students should only bring their technology to school after they have attended the classes, submitted a request form, had the form approved, had technology set up the device, and received their ID sticker.

All students are required to complete a request for use of personal devices on District Networks and to attend a mandatory training session before approval to use the personal device is granted by the District. Parents of students under age 18 are also strongly encouraged to attend these training sessions. With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access information on the Internet; communicate with others using Gaggle email, or use applications such as word processing or presentation software already on the personal device.

Each student must attend the training even if they just want to take notes. Bring the completed Request form to the training (blank ones will be available, if needed). The request must be approved by the campus principal and the Technology Department.

Attendance at a mandatory education session is required. Training sessions are scheduled at the following times:

  • Thursday, March 22, 8:00 a.m., High School Library Computer Lab
  • Thursday, April 19, 8:00 a.m., High School Library Computer Lab 

Once approved, students will be contacted to bring the device to the Technology Department for initial set up.

The District will provide special labels to be placed on a student’s ID card. The student must present this identification to District or campus staff as requested. If the label is lost or missing, the student will not be allowed to use the personal device until a replacement label is obtained from the Technology Department. Parent or guardian approval is required as well as the approval of the Campus Principal and Technology Director.


Letter to Parents

For more information, call the LCMCISD Technology Office at 409-670-4600 or visit the Technology webpage.