In Forsyth County Schools, students in all grade levels are encouraged to bring their own technology devices to school for new learning opportunities. This practice is called Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), and teachers are observing that when students use personal technology tools for learning, they are achieving some positive results.
When students bring their own technology tools to school, they explore new ways to use them for learning purposes as they interact with their teachers and each other to research information, solve complex problems, create original products, and publish their work to show what they have learned. Teachers offer guidance and support, and students also provide occasional technical troubleshooting assistance to each other and their teachers.
Forsyth County Schools is recognized as a leader in the area of instructional technology and has consistently leveraged technology hardware and applications to engage student learning and facilitate digital-age skills. This vision for instructional technology contributes to the district’s reputation for high academic performance.
In addition to subscribing to high quality content and resources, FCS provides students with productivity tools and programs that promote the 4 C’s of digital-age learning: creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. A transformational shift in learning is occurring within the district due to its implementation of BYOT, as students become producers of content, rather than solely being consumers of information.
Read more: http://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/2013/articles/From-Acceptable-Use-to-Responsible-Use#ixzz3FEdfRXYG