1 to 1 BYOD Initiative

Muir Lake School continues the 1-to-1 Technology Learning Initiative that was first implemented in the 2012/2013 school year.  This initiative empowers our grade 4 through 9 students’ learning with access to their own electronic device (chromebook, laptop, etc.) both in the classroom and at home. Some of the positive results that we are seeing due to this initiative are:

  • increased student engagement and motivation
  • improved organization and academic achievement
  • increased creativity, innovation and opportunity for student choice
  • increased collaboration and communication among students, staff, and parents
  • improved digital literacy and digital citizenship skills
  • improved preparation for students’ future

This 1-to-1 program is a BYOD (bring your own device) initiative. We are encouraging students to bring a laptop they already own or purchase a laptop to use as a tool for their learning. For more information about the BYOD initiative, please visit the Muir Lake School BYOD FAQ.

The Mission of 1-to 1 BYOD Learning Communities
Our students will innovate, collaborate, and be highly motivated about their learning.

The Vision of 1-to-1 BYOD Learning Communities
Our students use technology to learn. Technology is essential to facilitate the creative problem solving, information fluency, critical thinking skills, and collaboration that we see in today’s world. While we want our students to be active contributors in our connected world, we also want them to be safe, legal, and responsible. Providing our students programming in a 1-to-1 environment (1 electronic device for every student) will increase student engagement, innovation, collaboration and maximize their opportunities for learning. Learning in a program of 1-to-1 devices will enhance effective communication and collaboration between teachers, students, and parents. It will create a strong notion of a learning community that extends beyond the classroom removing the barriers of time and space.  A learning environment of 1-to-1 devices complement the use of Smartboards, digital resources and other technologies. Through the use of personal, portable devices, our students will learn anywhere at anytime.

 

 

Additional Resources 
Bring Your Own Device: A Guide For Schools (Alberta Education)
Learning and Technology Policy Framework (Alberta Education) 

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