What is BYOD?
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allows students to use their own technology during the day to enhance the learning experience. Examples of the types of technology which can be used are Windows laptops/tablets, Mac laptops, Android tablets, and iPads, among others.
Participation by students in the BYOD program is not required. The BYOD program is currently only available to high school students. Teachers must still use division-issued assets to access the network.
Get all the information you need to make sure your device meets the minimum requirements to be a part of the BYOD Program.
The below links to various resources are provided to the families of WJCC as a convenience to provide easy access to various programs and utilities that may be of interest. WJCC in no way endorses or recommends any particular vendor or program over another:
- Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org
- Microsoft Office – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/
- Apple Office Suite – https://www.apple.com/iwork/
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Frequently Asked Questions
Students use their normal credentials that they were assigned at the beginning of the school year.
Students should be instructed to put devices away when they are not completing a speci c instructional task. Teachers should always be mindful of what students are doing during class.
Access to devices at school outside of class time will be determined by each school – please refer to your school’s procedures.
No. Students are not required to participate in the BYOD program.
With the permission of the teacher or administrator, students may make recordings.
Students may use these during class with the permission of a teacher or administrator.
Students should not have the expectation that they will be able to charge devices at school.
It is not the responsibility of WJCC staff to fix/repair/troubleshoot individual devices. Check the owner’s manual for issues that may arise or take the device to a computer repair shop.
The guidelines for the BYOD program specically address the risk of students bringing their own devices to school. The school is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged devices.
If a student is not following the developed guidelines for the use of his or her personally own device, an administrator can revoke the privilege through the regular discipline process if the infraction warrants. If the student’s BYOD privilege is removed, the student will continue to have network access by using a division computer device.
Yes. The Acceptable Use Policy remains in eect even when you are using your own computing device such as a laptop, smartphone, iPad, etc. Violating the terms of the AUP is a Student Code of Conduct violation.
No. The school or division will provide a device for interactive lessons requiring a device.
Your children’s teachers will be letting you know how they plan to integrate the utilization of devices into their teaching and learning environment in the classroom.
There is a BYOD permission form that must be signed and returned at the beginning of each school year. The BYOD permission form will be included in the Welcome Back to School packet sent home each September. New students will also have to acknowledge both the AUP and BYOD form after registering. If you have any questions about the form, please contact your child’s school.
Generally, students will not have the ability to print from their devices in school.
Yes. A student will be able to save work to either local storage on the device or to Classroom Community.
Since there are hundreds types of devices that may be brought to school as part of the BYOD program, there is no technical assistance provided other than providing the name of the wireless connection. Students will be expected to know how to connect their devices.
The range of the network will depend on the infrastructure at your school. Physical structures such as walls will impact the range of the signal.
Check the settings menu of your device to see if there is a network access icon. Select this icon and choose the BYOD network from the list. Be sure to consult the owner’s manual of your device to get exact directions for accessing wireless networks.
Students are expected to follow the Acceptable Use Policy when accessing the Internet through any device. Students should not access the Internet through any cellular data provider while on campus.
The teacher has the final say on classroom procedures. If your teacher asks you not to use your device, you should follow his or her instructions. Although access is available, it is not guaranteed for every classroom situation.
Internet filtering is a requirement of all public schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered, regardless of the device you use to access it while in a public school. The network you are using while at school belongs to WJCC and will be filtered.