Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, refers to the School District’s program that allows students to use a personal electronic device for academic work as directed by a teacher.
A wireless network at the High School and Middle School makes the program possible.
Norwin High School students use iPads to study angles -- even angles made with arms outstretched -- in Mrs. Angela Knipple’s geometry classroom.
It is driven by the belief that 21st Century learning requires school districts to provide real-world experiences for their students.
Because modern smartphones are basically small computers, they can be used for education in many ways. Some potential uses include:
· Connecting to the Internet for research and reference
· Taking notes in class
· Acting as a student response system (like a “clicker”) to respond
· Running educational apps
· Watching streaming educational videos
· Recording vocabulary or foreign language dictation practice