Week Reflection

After thinking about this quite a bit this week and talking with other parents I do believe that secondary schools should most certainly have a BYOD policy and practice this with fidelity.  I’m 100 percent for allowing each teacher or school decide how much the students use their device and for what purposes.  For students who are unable to afford a device a device should be provided or one can be perhaps purchased over a length of time.  I have heard of a system of loaning where a student keeps a device for all 4 years of high school, at the end of the four years students have the option to purchase the device for one dollar.  If the device is lost parents and students would be responsible for the replacement.  Since this matches (4 years) a typical renewal cycle it makes sense to let the students keep their devices.

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