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B.Y.O.T

Bring Your Own Technology

Horowhenua College is committed to prepare all students and teachers to maximize learning by fully integrating relevant technology into academic content to acquire, share and evaluate information, achieve media and technology literacy, and maintain a safe and ethical environment.

 
Download the Student Agreement Here Student Contract.pdf

BYOT Agreement Form and Protocol for the Use of Technology on Campus

As new technologies continue to change the world in which we live, they also provide many new and positive educational benefits for classroom instruction. To encourage this growth, students at Horowhenua College may now bring their own technology to School.

Definition of “Technology”

For purposes of BYOT, “Technology” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic handheld equipment that includes, but is not limited to, existing and emerging mobile communication systems and smart technologies, portable internet devices, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), handheld entertainment systems or portable information technology systems that can be used for word processing, wireless Internet access, image capture/recording, sound recording and information transmitting/receiving/storing, etc.

Internet

Only the internet gateway provided by the school may be accessed while on campus. Personal internet connective devices such as but not limited to cell phones / cell network adapters are not permitted to be used to access outside internet sources at any time

Security and Damages

Responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual owner. Horowhenua College, nor its staff or employees, is not liable for any device stolen or damaged at School. If a device is stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the same processes as other personal items in similar situations. It is recommended that skins (decals) and other custom touches are used to physically identify your device from others. Additionally, protective cases for technology are encouraged.


 

B.Y.O.T. Horowhenua College Student Agreement

The use of technology to provide educational material is not a necessity but a privilege. A student does not have the right to use his or her laptop, cell phone or other electronic device while at school. When abused, privileges will be taken away. When respected, they will benefit the learning environment as a whole. Students and parents/guardians participating in B.Y.O.T. must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct, as well as all Board policies, particularly Internet Acceptable Use and Internet Safety. Additionally, technology:

ü  Must be in silent mode while on school grounds.

 

ü  May not be used to cheat on assignments or tests.

 ü  May only be used to access files on computer or internet sites which are relevant to the classroom curriculum. Games are not permitted.

Students acknowledge that:

 

ü  The school's network filters will be applied to one's connection to the internet and attempts will not be made to bypass them.

 

ü  Bringing on premises or infecting the network with a Virus, Trojan, or program designed to damage, alter, destroy, or provide access to unauthorized data or information is in violation of Student Acceptable Use Policy.

 

ü  Processing or accessing information on school property related to “hacking”, altering, or bypassing network security policies is in violation of Student Acceptable Use Policy.

 

ü  The school has the right to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection.

 

ü  Files may have to be saved on the C drive of the laptop, a jump drive, an external drive, or another media device.

 

ü  Printing from personal laptops/devices will not be possible at school.

 

ü  Personal technology is charged prior to bringing it to school and runs off its own battery while at school. Charging devices will be available on a limited basis and is at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

 

 

As new technologies continue to change the world in which we live, they also provide many new and positive educational benefits for classroom instruction. To encourage this growth, students at Horowhenua College may now bring their own technology to campus.


Download the Student Agreement Here   Student Contract.pdf