HDSB encourages students and staff members to bring their personally-owned information technology devices to school. Halton District School Board’s expanded wireless network provides an opportunity for personal laptops, phones, tablets, handheld devices, eReaders, and more to be effectively and appropriately used in classrooms and school to support learning.
Using personally-owned technology in classrooms will:
Improve achievement and learning in all programs based on respected International Society for Technology in Education standards
Increase creativity and innovation through exploration, the assembling and expressing of ideas, the use of multimedia, etc.
Improve communication and collaboration, research and Information Fluency
Address critical thinking, problem solving, decision making skills
Increase digital citizenship through learning the responsible, effective, safe, respectful use of technology
Provide a broad range of student opportunities for differentiation and student engagement
All students will benefit from greater access to technology as demand for board-provided technology eases
Technology Enabled Classrooms
Teachers in classrooms will establish criteria and expectations to facilitate the effective, safe and respectful use of technology.
The use of electronic devices will be self-regulated by students at the discretion of each teacher during class time or any time of the day. Students assume all responsibility for the security of their own devices and are expected to secure them during break times. The Board is not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of any personal equipment brought to school.
The use of student-owned technology is optional and not required. All students will continue to have access to computer labs as well as other technology in the school. Students will be encouraged to share devices while conducting research and projects in small groups.
Students will have access to the Board’s wireless network and be able to print and save from their Halton Cloud account.
Uses and Abuses of Technology
Avoiding Loss and Theft