4th and 5th Grade Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program 2018-2019
The mission of Ranch Creek’s BYOD program is to better prepare our students for the demands of the future in a global society. We believe giving students better access to technology is just one of the many tools that will keep them engaged and allow them to create, problem solve, develop questions and collaborate with other 21st Century learners.
Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to be part of a learning initiative at Ranch Creek Elementary School. Dr. Mark Hatchell, implemented this program as a superintendent's initiative because Academy District 20 strives to prepare students for a globally-connected future. Our teachers are committed to educating students to be responsible, appropriate, and cautious with their digital footprint.
All fourth and fifth grade parents and students are encouraged to bring their personal device on the school testing days August 23rd and 24th, 2018 for device registration. They will then be able to bring their device daily to the classroom beginning on August 27th, 2018.
Your child's teacher has been involved in specific training about how to make the best use of technology in the classroom. Allowing your student to bring a device they already know and use to school means that learning opportunities can be enhanced.
To determine whether your child's particular device has all of the software and safety programs required for classroom use, please refer to list at the top right of this page. You will also find accessory recommendations such as cases and keyboards.
If you choose not to send a device with your student, the staff at Ranch Creek Elementary School will make sure your student still has access to school devices so that learning through technology remains equitable for all students. .