"Students’ access to personally owned devices changes teaching and learning."

  • Personalization of learning
  • Bridging formal and informal learning
  • Promote self-directed learners
  • Develop 21st century learning skills (ISTE nets for Students)
  • Support Common Core curriculum technology strands

Local Policies:

Westerly Bring Your Own Device Policy 2302 Adopted 6-5-2013.pdf

Web links:

NETS for Students

ISTE's NETS for Students (NETS•S) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.

NETS Essential Conditions

Necessary conditions to effectively leverage technology for learning.

Project RED Resources

Project RED conducted the first and only national study of education technology to focus on student achievement and financial implications. In our research of nearly 1,000 schools, we discovered a replicable design for successfully introducing technology into the classroom- one that leads to improved student performance and cost benefits.

Hanover Public School District 

Informational BYOD web site for school system in Hanover, PA


Elementary tech teacher blog on technology in the classroom

Forsyth County Schools, GA

Resources provided to assist the implementation of Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) throughout the Forsyth County Schools System.

BYOD: Resources for Making it Happen

This page includes a variety of ideas and suggestions for making a bring your own device (BYOD) program work at your school.

Reading, Massachusetts BYOD web site

School district BYOD support web site for teachers, students, and parents

BYOT for Parents

This video is to help parents understand how student-owned devices can be used in the classroom for instructional purposes.

iPad as ….

I want my students to (fill in the blank.....)  App suggestions for teachers and parents

School BYOD policy examples

WIKI page with examples of school and district BYOD and AUP policies


Build a School in the Cloud

iSchool Initiative

Rethinking Learning:  The 21st Century Learner

BYOT for Parents

Reimagining Learning

Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids

Transformative iPad Use in Elementary School

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

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