Bring Your Own Device
Los Alamitos Unified School District is committed to assisting students to pursue academic excellence using 21st Century technology tools that prepare them for college and careers in today’s global economy. New technology continues to change our world and provide positive educational benefits for classroom instruction. One of our primary District technology goals is to ensure that each user's interactions with technology contributes positively to the learning environment. With this goal in mind, we are implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) within our District. In this initiative, students are encouraged to bring their own technology devices to school to assist their learning experience.
The BYOD program is in the process of being implements by all Los Al schools. This program supports Project-Based-Learning opportunities across the curriculum and the State Standards in Technology encompassing collaboration, research and presentation skills. We will continue to expand and grow our BYOD program every year. For information on which grades levels are currently BYOD at your student's school please contact their teacher or the school's office.
What is Bring Your Own Device?
BYOD allows students and staff to bring and use their own technology during the day to enhance the learning experience. We expect all students and staff to be good digital citizens and support the District's Acceptable Use of Technology Policy. Examples of the types of technology that can be used are Chromebooks, Windows laptops/tablets, Mac laptops, and iPads. Devices can be used or new as long as they meet the District's minimum requirements to connect and support school instructional material, which includes a physical keyboard and the ability to connect to our network. Families should fill out a BYOD Approval and Signature Form form for each child and submit the signed form with the device information to their school. Please review the section on Resources and Safety Recommendations to help families with protecting children while using their device at home.
Chromebooks and laptops are competitively priced through Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers. Below we have provided several reviews to support your selection. Please check with your school site to determine the recommended device for each grade level.
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