Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Pilot

What you need to know about your child's 1:1 iPad experience

Goals

This exciting opportunity is designed to further enable, engage, and empower our students in their educational experience. In this pilot, we anticipate students will enhance their learning beyond the classroom and will have the opportunity to further engage their problem-solving, creativity, sharing and critical thinking skills. Lastly, students will be empowered to take more responsibility for their own productivity and learning.

Device

At this early stage in exploring a B.Y.O.D. model, only iPads will be utilized in this pilot.

Purchasing a Case

Every iPad needs to have a case to protect the front, back, and corners of the iPad. This will help shield the iPad from damage. We highly recommend the use of an Otterbox Defender case or one that provides the same level of protection. Sprague school has had great success with Otterbox Defender cases. In the 3 years that Mr. Schreurs has used iPads with Otterbox cases in his classroom he has not had a single iPad damaged. Consider shopping online to get the best price and widest selection. Many retail stores price match with Amazon.com with identical items if you do not want to wait or pay for shipping.

Apps

Families are responsible for downloading the required apps. Here is a list of the iPad apps - Please download ALL of the core apps. You are also welcome to download the optional apps.

Guidelines

To ensure the learning and the safety of all students, Sprague School students, parents, and staff agree to read and following these expectations:


  • As with other personally owned items, the school shall not be liable for the loss, damage, misuse, or theft of personally owned devices brought to school. All preventive and routine maintenance and required and emergency service will be administered by the owner of the device. These services include:
-operating system updates
-software installation
-hardware installation
-repairs
-virus/malware scans or removal


  • Devices are for educational use only. Violation of this expectation will result in loss of use.
  • While on school grounds, devices will only be turned on when permitted by the teacher.
  • Personally owned devices used in school are not permitted to connect to the Internet through a 3G, 4G or other content service provider. Personally owned devices must access the Internet via the school’s content-filtered wireless network.
  • Students are not allowed to take their devices out of the classroom unless authorized by the classroom teacher.
  • Students shall not photograph or video anyone without their knowledge and permission. Cameras are to be used only with permission from the teacher.
  • Use of the device must be in support of curriculum and research and consistent with the goals stated above.
  • Students may access school email accounts under the approval of and under the supervision of a teacher. Outside email accounts may not be accessed.
  • All devices will be secured stored in the classroom at all times.
  • Parents will work with the teacher to decide if their child should bring their iPad home each night, or on the weekends. Families are responsible for returning the iPad to school fully charged.

You're Invited to our BYOD Parent Information Session

Monday, March 10th, 6:30pm

2425 Riverwoods Rd

Lincolnshire, IL

Mr. Schreurs, Mr. Vasey, and Miss Spurrier are excited to invite you to an informal gathering designed to give you and your child a taste of what the 1:1 BYOD iPad experience will look like. You will have time to explore some of the core apps that your child will be using this year. Please bring your own iPad with the core apps installed or you may also borrow one of the school's devices. We look forward to an engaging evening with you and your child!