Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)
BYOD allows students to bring their own device (Chromebook, Netbook or laptop) to school. It is a tool to assist them with their learning. It allows them to access the internet.
There are a number of different devices that students use but if they decide to bring a device to school then there are certain requirements to be aware of.
Cambridge Middle School’s minimum requirements for a device to assist with learning at school are:
- 7.9” screen;
- At least enough battery power for 5 hours learning;
- Internet capable;
- Ability to create and edit documents using Google tools;
- Suitable, durable bag/protective cover.
Please remember that ALL classrooms will have a minimum of one device/every two students so there is no real reason to feel that students will need to provide their own device. It is our strong belief that we have sufficient devices to allow students in every class to have access to devices when and if they are required for their learning.
The School Board continues to support us by providing sufficient devices for our classrooms.
Please don’t feel pressured to buy a device. School work carried out on a school device can still be picked up at home through their account and worked on. The Online Safety Use Agreement will govern the use and access of all devices at/from the school.