BYOT, or Bring Your Own Technology, is an initiative of Cabarrus County Schools to allow students and staff to bring their own devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, e-readers, iPads, iPods, smart phones, etc.) to school to use for instructional purposes and school business. The faculty and staff of C.C. Griffin Middle School wants to encourage students to assess their own learning needs and be able to determine which tools will successfully meet their needs. We believe students are capable of making intelligent, innovative, and appropriate choices.
Issues That Cause Concern
We believe the teacher is the director of his or her class. The teacher knows best when and what technologies to use to enhance instruction. Therefore, it is the teacher's decision whether or not to allow students to use their devices in his or her classroom. By allowing students to bring their own devices, we are hoping to increase technology available inside the classrooms; subsequently, expanding educational opportunities for teaching and learning.
The following are responses to issues that cause concern: