Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.) Contract - Download, Print, Sign & Return
Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.) Initiative
Dear Fourth Grade Families, As technology continues to change the world in which we live, technology has become an essential part of education here at Chelsea Prep. Technology use in our classrooms focuses on developing critical research skills, opportunities for communication, individual academic enrichment, and creative, learning-centered projects. Our focus is always on having the students create rather than consume content, all within a safe, supervised environment.
In past years, while we have striven to provide appropriate access to computers as an essential educational tool, technology use in the classroom has been less than seamless due to hardware limitations. With our school growing, we simply do not have access to enough computers to allow the students seamless access. The students are sometimes frustrated by our technological limitations, especially since the digital natives in our classrooms are often accustomed to having technology at their fingertips.
In an effort to nurture our digital learners and empower them to take control of their own learning, we will have the B.Y.O.D. to allow students to use personal technology devices while at school. Please see the FAQ below to learn more about B.Y.O.D., and email the teachers with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you have about this initiative. Warm regards, The Fourth Grade Teachers