Bring our Own Device, aka, "BYOD" is a national movement to advance access to technology in the classroom. "Student learning is changing, we need to bring the tools students are using every day into the classroom," says Scott. Hundreds of school districts across the state are embracing personal mobile devices for in classroom learning. These devices include smart phones and tablets. For the past two years the district’s Technology Services team has been improving the quality of the district’s network to include improved security filters and bandwidth for wireless access.
"We are ready to make this move and join other Clark County districts in supporting mobile learning," says Scott. The move will happen in stages with pilot programs starting this academic year at CAM Academy, Daybreak Middle School, and Prairie High School. Each school will receive additional support including professional development for teachers to utilize BYOD methods in the classroom. Procedural reviews will also take place to ensure appropriate and responsible use of the devices.