I have declared this Friday (June 13th) as our next Digital Learning Day. Students are welcome to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) AFTER receiving parent permission to do so. We have many experts in handling technology right here in our classroom. So, it’s time to let them get to work training the rest of us on some of the tremendous apps and games I keep hearing them talk about.
Students are NOT required to bring a device to use. This is just an option. Students have been told there is no whining to parents allowed! Students MAY bring a device they would normally use at home. Suggested devices: iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod, KindleFire, or other tablets. All items must be in a protective case and labeled with student’s name. I will do my very best to keep every device safe and secure, but of course there are no guarantees. These devices are expensive and I completely understand if you are not comfortable in letting it come to school. We will of course be using my iPads during this time. No one will be left out of this special event due to lack of a device.
Students must keep the device IN THEIR BACKPACK until we are securely inside our classroom. It will only be used for instructional purposes in the classroom. No movies of any kind will be permitted. I will be closely monitoring what the students are working on. This is time for ACTIVE learning, investigation, and collaboration. No devices will be taken out to recess.
Please respond to this blog post if your child has permission to bring a device. You can also email me if you prefer. firstname.lastname@example.org