BYDS: Bring Your Device to School

The vision of the Durham Public Schools (DPS) 21st century learning is to provide 1:1 access for all students at all grade levels. Unfortunately, budget and technical constraints exist, making it a challenge to achieve. However, the Bring Your Device to School (BYDS) Program is a “bridge” to achieving the benefits for engaged students using technology devices in the classrooms until the technology marketplace can provide devices that are affordable in the K-12 environment and budgets allow for the district to provide for each student device. In short, the BYDS is the K-12 environment’s “survival technique” until such time as the marketplace can provide a cost-efficient device for K-12.

Piloting BYDS at Lucas Middle School

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Forsyth County Schools BYOT Tour

Two Durham Public Schools techies trekked to Cumming, Georgia for a one-day tour of three schools. This is their story.