Embracing Personal Technology Devices for Teaching
and Learning in a Digital World
We welcome personal electronic devices within Alton’s our new secondary school community. Students and staff use a wide variety of personal devices in their lives including phones, handheld devices, tablets, and laptops. With the wireless network availability in our school community, we encourage the use of this student and staff owned technology by allowing students to BRING IT!
Our programs will use blended learning (teacher and student interaction with technology in the classroom) as well as forums beyond the school’s walls including opportunities for e-learning with some courses.
The primary purpose of any technology is to enhance student and staff learning. Promoting student engagement, innovative instructional practices, and positive student outcomes are supported through a learning environment that embraces technology.
The framework below introduces the norms for a positive environment as we embrace and encourage people to … BRING IT!
I know the specific expectations of technology use within each of my classes and throughout the school. When in doubt, I ask the teacher.
I will follow the "Acceptable Use Procedure" when using my personal device
I will only film or take pictures for school related purposes, and only with permission from a teacher.
I will ask for permission before contacting my parents/guardians.
I will use my device in an open and transparent manner.
I will take responsibility for keeping my device safe and secure at all times.
I will ask others for permission to take a video, photo, or audio clip of them.
I will respect the property of others, and ask their permission before using their device.
I will make sure that sounds from my device do not disturb people around me by using earbuds or headphones and by making sure it is set to vibrate modes.
** Thinking facilitated by Jeff Catania and Grant Davidson,
Instructional Program Leaders, HDSB October 2012