Menchville High School

275 Menchville Road    Newport News, VA 23602    Phone: (757) 886-7722    Fax: (757) 875-0648

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BYOD Information

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Menchville will be implementing a BYOD Program for the 2015-16 School Year. The purpose of BYOD is for students to take charge of their own learning- to realize that the devices that they carry with them on a daily basis are, in fact, miniature computers with more power than the room-sized computers that launched rockets to the moon, and capable of doing so much more than taking pictures for Instagram, updating statuses on Facebook, or playing music or games. They can be used as tools for learning, sharing what they've learned, collaborating and problem-solving.

It is NOT required that students have their own device to participate in any project or activity using technology- if a student does not have a device, an NNPS device will be provided for them.

To participate in BYOD, students/parents MUST read the BYOD Guidelines and have a completed BYOD Agreement Form, signed by both parents and students.

A completed form means that:
- the device type is identified (smartphone make and model, tablet make and model, etc. An example would be: Apple iPad)
- the serial number of the device is identified
(unique set of letters and numbers to identify the device. Also called an IMEI, ESN or MEID on some versions of Android, Blackberry or Windows devices. An example would be: F17JK7563DLZ8H8

Zones

Our school is divided into zones to help students understand how and when they may use their device:

  • Red Zone   Mobile Devices Not Allowed
  • Yellow Zone   Mobile Devices Permitted for Instructional Purpose
  • Green Zone   Mobile Devices Permitted for General Purpose

BYOD Frequently Asked Questions


What Devices Can Be Used in BYOD?

If a device can connect to the internet for instructional purposes, it can be used for BYOD
Devices for BYOD include, but aren't limited to:

  • SmartPhones
  • Tablets
  • Laptop Computers
  • eReaders
  • Handheld Gaming Devices
BYOD Devices

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What is the Purpose of BYOD?

The purpose of the BYOD program is:

  • to supplement and enrich student learning
  • to empower student to take more active ownership in their own learning
  • 'On the go' learning 24/7/365
  • NOT for play
BYOD Purpose

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Who Decides When Students Use BYOD?

Teachers make the decision when BYOD will be used in their classroom.

Students are NOT in charge of when to use BYOD
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- No pulling devices out of pockets and turning on during class without teacher guidelines
- No listening to music in hallways (including earphones in ears)
- BYOD takes place only under instructional supervision.

BYOD TeacherBYOD AdministratorBYOD Not Students

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Can Students Share Devices?

As much as we LOVE MHS students and their sharing, caring spirit- this is one time when we need to be selfish.
There is a strict 'NO SHARING' policy with BYOD.

- Students who don't have a BYOD device will NEVER be without- there will always be an NNPS tool provided for their use

Not sharing reduces the risk of accidental breakage, loss or damage. It would be a shame for a device that was shared out of the goodness of someone's heart to be damaged accidentally- and then no one would have a device to use!

BYOD Share

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What Happens If Students Misuse Their Device?

Just like anything else in life, you abuse it- you lose it.

Students who abuse the privilege of BYOD will lose the privilege of BYOD.

Teachers who see students misusing devices in the classroom may confiscate the device instantly and revoke BYOD privileges and then return the device to the parents.

Administrators may determine that, based on the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook or the Student Internet Acceptable Use Procedures, that there are other appropriate consequences for the student. A teacher may also recommend those consequences to the administrator.

BYOD Misuse

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What Happens If a Device Is Lost or Stolen?

One of the benefits of BYOD is that you don't have to become familiar with the technology- this is YOUR device and YOU are the expert.

One of the hazards of BYOD is that this is YOUR device and YOU are the expert. The pendulum swings both ways.

You are the one who is responsible for making sure that your device is safe and secure at all times. No one else will do this for you. If anything happens to your device, it is your responsibility as well.

NNPS is not responsible for lost or stolen devices, broken devices, malware downloaded to devices or overlimit- overminute cell phone bills.
- Speaking of those kind of bills....if you are following directions and on our FREE BYOD WiFi network, you won't have those bills, will you? So, if you have one of those, it pretty much means you were doing what you weren't supposed to do in the FIRST place. Guess you'd better go ahead and pay it....

BYOD Stolen

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What Happens If I NEED TECH SUPPORT?

One of the benefits of BYOD is that you don't have to become familiar with the technology- this is YOUR device and YOU are the expert.

One of the hazards of BYOD is that this is YOUR device and YOU are the expert. The pendulum swings both ways.

You are the one who is responsible for making sure that your device is safe and secure at all times. No one else will do this for you. If anything happens to your device, it is your responsibility as well.

NNPS is not responsible for lost or stolen devices, broken devices, malware downloaded to devices or overlimit- overminute cell phone bills.
- Speaking of those kind of bills....if you are following directions and on our FREE BYOD WiFi network, you won't have those bills, will you? So, if you have one of those, it pretty much means you were doing what you weren't supposed to do in the FIRST place. Guess you'd better go ahead and pay it....

BYOD TechSupport

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AN EREADER IS MY DEVICE- DO I NEED BYOD?

eReaders are great tools- all the books available to you 24/ 7/ 365! No more going to the book store to get the latest and greatest- just download it to your eReader!

But an eReader is still a device. And- it can still go on the internet (so it can be used as a learning tool in more than just your English class!)

Most importantly- it's not as cheap as a paperback novel. And a lot more expensive to replace if something should happen to it.

So, make sure that it's correctly registered and identified on the network. If it's 'allowed' at school, you want to have it identified as belonging to you.

BYOD eReader

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What Network will I be on?

When you join BYOD you get FREE WiFi on the BYOD network!

Once you join our safe, secure network, your device should join automatically each time you enter the building.

Our BYOD network is safer than an outside network, it is FREE, and it's always available for instructional purposes- remember, although it's not quite as filtered as the student wireless network, the Internet Acceptable Use Procedures must still be followed at all times. The BYOD network is for

If you have a device that can create hot spots or your own wifi networks- not at school. At school, NNPSBYOD is the preferred network, unless your parents REALLY want to pay those high cell phone bills
- Speaking of those kind of bills....if you are following directions and on our FREE BYOD WiFi network, you won't have those bills, will you? So, if you have one of those, it pretty much means you were doing what you weren't supposed to do in the FIRST place. Guess you'd better go ahead and pay it....

BYOD Network

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What IF MY DEVICE RUNS OUT OF POWER?

Please bring your device to school fully charged and ready to go! To save battery life, leave your device off when not being used for instruction. Don't turn on the screen when not in use, and this will also save battery life.

If your device runs out of power during the day....you may want to put it in your backpack, locker or your pocket. You will not be able to recharge your device at school.

Think about the safety issues of allowing devices to charge in a classroom:

- the hazard of power cords all around the room and the danger that would be to teacher and students, as well as to the electrical system of the school.
- the danger of leaving expensive devices out unattended to charge may be just a bit too tempting for some

Even if your device runs out of power, an NNPS-provided device will always be handy for any technology-enriched activities- so you can always power through learning!

BYOD Power

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If I have a device, does that mean I don't need books anymore?

This may be the 21st Century, but there is no way that our entire curriculum can go completely online yet. There will still be books and notebooks to carry back and forth each day, so don't get rid of your backpack just yet!

Even if every book you needed were online, your device would never substitute for your brain!

Be sure that you come to school EVERY day ready to learn, with or without a device

 

BYOD Books

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How Do I get started?

BYOD is an exciting new adventure in learning- but make sure you know what you're getting into!

If you lose your device, NNPS is not going to buy you a new one. NNPS isn't going to buy you a new one if you break it either. Be sure that you and your parents read over the BYOD Guidelines and understand all of them (Most of the important information was on this page, but not absolutely everything). Make sure you understand that you need to be on the BYOD network at school. If you go off network and get a huge cellphone bill- that's your responsibility, too.

Then, complete the BYOD Agreement form with the information about your device and your parents' consent. Bring it to school and give to the front office or your Homeroom teacher.

Devices are registered each week. BYOD stickers are usually given to Homeroom teachers on Friday or Monday- so check with your teacher then.

Select the BYOD network on your device, and you're good to go!

 

BYOD GetStarted

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