Since the implementation of our pilot BYOD program the use of personal devices has become an essential part of our classroom experience. The program has provided students with full-time access to limitless information and resources, and through the use of the devices they are developing a skill-set that is preparing them for the 21st century work force. Our teachers have found that the addition of personal devices has provided them with numerous development opportunities in the classroom and that our students are more eager to participate.
Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, all students in grades 5-12 are required to have a device. Our approach to the implementation of the program is different for each grade, but all students in grades 5-12 must have a device that meets this policy. We understand that this expenditure may be difficult for some, however, we believe strongly in the program. This is a necessary step in order to continue to raise our academic and technological standards.
It is also important for parents and students to be aware that these devices are not the property of St. Luke’s Episcopal School. Any devices lost or damaged are the responsibility of the students and parents. We encourage you to review the 2015-2016 Parent/Student Handbook regarding the school’s Acceptable Use Policy. The digital version can be downloaded from the Parents section on the school’s website (www.stlukesmobile.com).
The device recommended by our IT Department is the Asus C301 13 inch (red, black, or light blue) with 4GB, available for approximately $220.00. (http://smile.amazon.com/dp/
If you have any questions regarding the equipment, please contact Duncan Cassidey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-666-2991 ext. 8128.