BYOD (Cell Phones, etc.)

At Robert Thirsk High School we encourage you to bring your own
technology to school. This may include cell phones, computers, tablets, iPads etc.
The reality is that web-based tools and resources have changed the landscape of
learning. Students now have at their fingertips unlimited access to digital content,
resources, experts, databases and communities of interest. By effectively
leveraging such resources, we have the opportunity to deepen student learning,
and they can also develop digital literacy, fluency and citizenship that will prepare
them for the high tech world in which they will live, learn and work.

In order for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to be successful we need to be responsible digital
citizens. Digital citizenship will be taught in class. Cell phone usage is permitted in
our building but the use of phones during instructional time is at the discretion of
the teacher. Appropriate use of phones in the classroom ranges from research to
collaboration to planning.

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