All Cobb County schools will resume classes on Tuesday, December 12, on a normal schedule.

Hayes Elementary School is a BYOD school for the 2013 - 2014 school year. BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. Students, with parental approval, may bring internet accessible technology to school to use for instructional purposes. This page will have resources for students, teachers and families to use BYOD to its fullest advantage.

Permission forms were sent home in Friday Folders on December 5, and are available by following this link.  Once returned, students will be permitted to use their approved device with teacher permission

 

Which Classrooms are BYOD?

You may use your device in any instructional area with teacher approval.  Your teachers will let you know which days are approved to use BYOD.

You should not be using your device in the halls, cafeteria, or during ASP.  Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the student responsibilities listed below.

Student Responsibilities

1. You may use your device at the discretion and direction of the BYOD classroom teacher.  Watch for the BYOD sign!
2. Your device may be used for instructional purposes, not for making phone calls, social texting or games without teacher permission.
3. Your device must be silenced on the bus, during school, and during ASP.
4. You may not record images or sound without the express permission of the person being recorded.
5. Your device should be flat on your desk when in use or put away when not in use.
6. You may only access the CCSD BYOD network, no other networks are allowed.
7. You are responsible for your own tech support.  School system employees are not able to assist you. 
8. You must charge your device at home, bring it to school fully charged.
9. You are the only one allowed to touch your device and you are responsible for its security.

What is a Device?

Suggested BYOD devices may include laptops, netbooks, tablets, iPod Touch, Smart phones, and eReaders.

 BYOD Goals

  • Promote higher order thinking, creativity, and other 21st Century Skills.
  • Increase student engagement
  • Promote greater collaboration (between teachers/students/parents) using Web 2.0 tools
  • Increase student access to technology/digital resources
  • Integrate technology seamlessly into curriculum
  • Increase project based learning activities
  • Raise achievement levels in core content areas
  • Model good digital citizenship