Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Connectivity is the key! In the informational age we live in, students must be connected anytime, anywhere.
Personal devices are no longer powered down in the school. Students have an engaging, educational tool at their fingertips, and are encouraged to use their device to enhance learning. Students can bring any internet-ready device, including laptops, netbooks, tablets - even a smartphone, and use it to instantly connect with classmates and teachers and start transforming their classroom experience. Plus, students are already familiar with how their personal device works, which means less time is spent on learning the device, and more time can be spent on constructing knowledge.
Learning doesn't stop when students leave the classroom. The traditional dividing lines between home and school become blurred as students are able to access knowledge from anywhere through the use of their personal device. In addition to instant access, allowing students to incorporate electronic devices in the classroom promotes digital citizenship and cultivates the idea that devices are not just a source of entertainment but are also learning tools. Support BYOD - campuses have tablets and Chromebooks available for checkout and may be requested via: Student Device Check-Out Request.
Can't fit your books into your backpack?
Is your math book at home or in your locker?
Are we in the computer lab today?
These questions become obsolete when tablets are utilized in the 21st century classroom.
Whether brought from home or provided for classroom use by Katy ISD, tablets enhance every child's learning experience. Devices are easily transportable and provide online access to e-books, web programs, educational apps and communication tools. Mobility from home to school and from class to class allows the student to interact, engage, participate in online assignments and collaborate anytime, anywhere. No longer will a teacher have to wait for an open day at the computer lab. Students can now access powerful online resources from a tablet.
Wires and log-ins slowing you down? Get plugged-in at Katy ISD.
Katy ISD campuses offer a public, filtered Wi-Fi connection accessible by students, staff, and visitors to the campus. Public Wi-Fi enables students with any device to connect to a safe, secure learning environment so that Internet access can support classroom learning objectives. The Internet is filtered with the same tools as campus desktops and laptops allowing access to a vast array of digital content. Plus, you're simply plugged in, wherever you are on campus. From the library to the classroom, students are always connected to valuable learning resources.
For information regarding responsibility for devices and appropriate use, review the
Katy ISD Public Wi-Fi Parent Guide.
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