School district considering ‘Bring Your Own Device’ program for middle, high school students
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Sep 19, 2012 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Trigg County School District is about to start a pilot program that allows students to use personal electronic devices for classroom instruction, and it was available to grades 6 – 12.

That’s what Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said at the Thursday, Aug. 30, Trigg County Board of Education meeting. He said that while it’s called “Bring Your Own Device,” he prefers the term “Anywhere, Anytime Learning.” He said such technology would be used three or four times a week in the classroom.

“That’s really the umbrella under which it falls,” Hamby said. “The problem is, it’s very cost prohibitive to really put a device in every student’s hands. A one-to-one laptop initiative is very expensive.”

The alternative, Hamby says, is to allow kids to use the personal electronic devices that they already own at school. A recent survey of more than 300 students in the Trigg County School District indicated that “only” about 14 percent of those students don’t have such devices, he added.

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