Educators recognize the power of technology tools to support 21st century learning and create an environment that focuses on the “Four Cs” of 21st century education: communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
– K-12 Blueprint
Beginning with the 2016/2017 school year, KCHS introduced a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. The BYOD Initiative is designed to enable students to broaden research capacity and increase learning modalities. The laptop is not the focus of the goal, but the tool that will connect instruction to technology.
What are the benefits of a BYOD program?
- Expansion of the learning environment
- Expansion of critical thinking strategies
- Equitable access to high quality content
- An understanding of digital citizenship (appropriate and responsible technology use)
- Increased collaboration, student to student and student to teacher
- Improved communication between students, faculty, and parents
- Ability to articulate ideas clearly in multiple formats
- College and career readiness