BYOD

What students need to bring according to their year level:

Students in grades 3 to 6 are given a school tablet to use throughout the school year.

Students in grade 7 and 8 will need to bring their own tablet, chromebook or laptop as their device. Grade 6 students will continue to receive a school-owned Ipad Mini for use during school.   

Here is a link to a device comparison chart outlining the minimum required for a tablet, chromebook and laptop.   We also strongly encourage students have a protective cover for their device.    

The Middle School BYOD program goals, iPad basic requirements and reasons for encouraging the Apple iPad are outlined below.

The MS Tech Committee has established the following goals for the Middle School BYOD:
• Enhance and accelerate learning
• Use technology for individualizing instruction
• Promote collaboration, increasing student engagement
• Strengthen the 21st century skills necessary for future student success
• Promote less use of paper: online textbooks, lighter backpacks, organization

 

Grade 6 iPad Program / Bring Your Own Tablet (BYOD) Grades 7 and 8

For the purpose of this initiative, Lincoln strongly encourages an iPad tablet.

Guidelines for responsible and respectful usage:

Responsibility

* Students and parents/guardian understand the responsibility to adhere to the Student Handbook and the Acceptable Use Policy when using technology at Lincoln.

* Students will be responsible for the care their assigned iPad and will be responsible for lost, theft or damage to their assigned iPad.

* Students will responsibly use iPads only for educational purposes.

* Students will be responsible for having their own headphones or earbuds in class on a daily basis.

* Students will be responsible for having an iJacket (cover) and name clearly marked

* iPads are not permitted in the cafeteria during lunch and are not permitted in restrooms.

* Students understand that Gaming is not educational activity and it is not a responsible use of technology, even as a “freetime” activity.

* Students will adhere to the policy of responsible use of technology in cases or situations not specifically mentioned above.

* Students should stored devices in locker with a lock.

Respect

* Students will respect that each teacher has the discretion to allow and regulate the use of iPads in their classroom. iJackets remain closed unless instructed.

* Devices may not be used for academic dishonesty on assignments, quizzes, or tests or for non-instructional purposes (such as social networking, emailing, and text messaging).

* iPads must be in silent mode while on school campus, unless otherwise allowed by a teacher.

* Students may not use devices to record, transmit, or post photographic images or video of a person or persons on campus during school hours or during school activities, unless allowed by a teacher.

* Photos and videos of students and staff recorded during school hours may not be published without the expressed agreement of all persons recorded and may only be posted for educational purposes.

* Students will be respectful and use headphones/earbuds with teacher permission.

* iPads are not permitted in the cafeteria during lunch and are not permitted in restrooms.

* Students will adhere to the policy of respectable use of technology in cases or situations not specifically mentioned above.

Students and Parents/Guardians acknowledge that:

* The school’s network filters will be applied to a device’s connection to the internet and any attempt to bypass the network filters is prohibited. Students may not bypass network filters or attempt to access school administrative accounts or programs.

* Lincoln is authorized to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing technology problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection.

* Students and parents should be aware that devices are subject to search by school administrators if the device is suspected of a violation of the Student Handbook or Acceptable Use Policy.

* Devices should be charged prior to school and run on battery power while at school.

* Any content not for educational purposes should not be accessed during school hours.