Classroom Rules and Access

Classroom Technology Rules

  • No eating or drinking.

  • Only visit approved internet sites and apps.

  • No downloading or printing without permission.

  • Do not change the settings.

  • Never give out personal information or user name and password …..even to friends.

  • Remember to log out when finished.

  • Report any problems or broken rules as soon as possible.

  • Always WALK with a device.

  • Treat device with care, including the mouse and keyboard.


Bring Your Own Device Guidelines

The following is a contract signed by both parents and students.

  • Students may use a privately owned electronic "Internet ready" device on the school district's wireless network with teacher or administrator permission.
  • Students are prohibited from accessing the Internet using any external Internet service (no data plans). Students must connect to the district wireless network. The school is not responsible for students using data plans instead of the district's wireless network.
  • Audio, video, and image capture applications may only be used with teacher or administrator permission.
  • Sound should be muted unless directed otherwise. A teacher or administrator may permit the use of ear buds or headphones.
  • Students will not be allowed to share personal devices.
  • Devices are brought to school at the students' and parents' own risk.
  • Violation of school or district policies, local, state and/or federal laws while using a personal electronic device on the district network will result in appropriate disciplinary and/or legal action.
  • The school district reserves the right to examine the privately owned electronic device and search its contents if there is a reason to beleive that school policies or local, state, and/or federal laws have been violated.
  • Devices must be charged at home before coming to school.
  • Students must be familiar with their device. School staff will not be responisible for training students to use a personal device.
  • Devices must remain powered off and out of sight in the classroom unless otherwise directed by the teacher.
  • Student are NOT to call, text messages, email, post to social networks, or electronically communicate with others from their personal device, including other students, parents, guardians, friends, and family unless it is part of classroom instruction.
  • All phones or devices confiscated by school staff due to noncompliance with the cell phone policy will be placed in the vault for 24 hours. Phones will be returned to parents/guardians after the 24 hour waiting period.

Students are NOT required to have personal devices. ALL students will have equal opportunities to participate in technology activities.


Equitable Digital Access

  1. are only two laptops in my classroom. One is used with the SmartBoard, while the other is a personal teacher computer. Students are very seldom allowed to use either laptop. Considering technology, I am very fortuate. There are three ways all students in my class access the internet. We are a BYOD and most students have their own devise. If a student does not have a devise, I am able to check a kindle or ipad out of the library for them. These devices are good when students need to review for an assessment or do research on the internet. Our school also has two fully functioning computer labs. This works great for required testing when all students are completing the same assessment. The students are also allowed to use computers in the library as well for research or to complete a classroom assignment. The last way students use the internet in my classroom is through the use of kindles. My math intervention class students use a individualized math program. The students may use their own device; however, I have a small class set that most students use. Having computer labs, kindles, and a BYOD policy has provided equity in my classroom along with endless possibilities.

There are several different ways to ensure equitable digital access. With only one or a couple of available devices, you may set up a student schedule. Each student would have the same amount of time on the device to complete an assignment. Group projects is another way to involve students with technology. Groups could be assigned to devices. Lessons presented on a device could also be divided into parts. Students would then be given the opportunity to work with the device as the lesson is presented. Without every student having access at the same time, record keeping is needed to ensure every student has an opportunity to work with technology.