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Bring Your Own Device

The Lakeland SD is committed to moving students and staff forward in a 21st century learning environment. As part of this plan, students in grades 7 through 12 may bring their own technology devices to school. LSD allows students to access the LakelandHS wireless network using their own technology devices (laptops, Smart Phones, tablets, etc.) during the learning day. With classroom teacher approval only, students may use their own devices in the classroom to access and save information from the Internet, communicate with other learners, and use the productivity tools loaded on their devices.
 
All students & parents must sign the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) & Responsible Use Guidelines (RUG), each year.

While in common areas (hallway, cafeteria, etc.), students can use their devices as appropriate, as long as their use does not violate the Acceptable Use Policy – 815, Electronic Device Policy – 237, cause a disruption to the educational environment, or violate the Student Code of Conduct. Final determination of whether a violation has occurred will be determined by the Principal.

Frequently Asked Questions

**Students**

Q: How do I access my @lakelandsd.org email account?

A: Visit http://www.gmail.com. Your username is your firstname.lastname@lakelandsd.org. This will be your legal first name and legal last name (e.g. joeseph.smith@lakelandsd.org The password is the same as you would use to login to the Lakeland School District computers. If you’ve forgotten your password, please see the librarian or your guidance counselor.

Q: I have my laptop with me in class. How do I get on the Internet now?

A: Most laptops or other personal devices (smart phones) will detect a wireless connection when you are near one (wireless must be turned on). Most of the time your technology tool will ask you if you would like to join the network. When prompted, choose LakelandHS from the list.

Q: My laptop is not prompting me to choose a wireless network. Is there another way to connect?

A: In the settings menu of your device, there is usually an icon for a network. Go to this icon and choose LakelandHS from the list or prompt your computer to look for a wireless network. Always consult your device’s owner’s manual for exact directions for accessing a wireless network.

Q: I just can’t get my laptop to connect to the network. Can I get some help from someone?

A: Students who cannot access the LakelandHS wireless network, or who may have technical issues with their technology tool, need to take care of this issue by working with their user’s manual that came with the device (not during class time). These are not LSD devices and the district is not allocating resources to troubleshoot issues.


Q: I brought my iPad to school to use in the classroom, but my teacher said I couldn’t use it in her classroom. Can I still use it?

A: The teacher in the classroom has the final say on procedures in the classroom. If he or she asks you not to use your device, then you should follow those directions or risk disciplinary action. Access is only available, not guaranteed for each classroom situation.

Q: I need to save my work?

A: You are on the LakelandHS network and do not have access to any local folders. You must save your work to a USB device or the cloud by using Google Drive, DropBox, Box, Acrobat.com, or some other cloud storage service.

Q: I need to print the spreadsheet I just created. Why is there no printer listed when I try this?

A: Like the shared folders, printers are on the lakelandsd.local network, and will not be available when you are using the LakelandHS wireless network. Some printing solutions include: saving it to a USB device and printing from home or another district computer. Keep in mind that using District printers in the classroom or other learning spaces is at the discretion of the teacher or other district staff.

Q: My laptop was stolen when I brought it to school. Who should I contact about this?

A: Bringing your own technology device to school can be useful; however some risks are involved as well. It is always a good idea to record the device’s serial number in case of theft. LSD is not responsible for the theft of a device, nor are we responsible for any damage done to the device while at school. Any time a theft occurs; you should notify a teacher and contact a school administrator to make him/her aware of the offense.

Q: Why am I filtered on my own computer? Shouldn’t I be able to see what I want to on my own tool?

A: Student filtering is required by federal law of all public schools. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered, regardless of the tool you use to access it while in a public school. Your laptop or phone is the device. The network you are using while at school belongs to LSD and will be filtered according to this federal law.

Q: Am I still held accountable for the Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) I signed at the beginning of the school year even though this is my own personal computer?

A: Yes. The Acceptable Use Policy for LSD remains in effect even when you are using your own laptop, smart phone, iPad, etc. Violating the terms of the AUP would be a student code of conduct violation and would be dealt with at school by a school administrator.

Q: Am I able to connect my laptop to an open network port and gain access to the internet?

A: No. LSD is only providing access to personal devices through the LakelandHS wireless network

Q: Will there be a penalty to my grade if I do not have my own device?

A: No. Devices are never required and therefore your grade cannot be affected.

Q: Will I get a disciplinary referral for sending a text message in the hallway?

A: Students may use their devices in common areas (hallway, cafeteria, etc.) without consequence, as long as their use does not violate the Acceptable Use Policy – 815 (AUP), cause a disruption to the educational environment, or violate the Student Code of Conduct.

Q: Is it a violation if I take a photo/video of my friends in school?

A: Potentially. Students may not take photo/video unless required as part of an instructional activity or after school hours.

**STAFF**

Q: Do I, as the teacher, have the choice when students can use their technology devices in my classroom?

A: Yes. Students may use technology at the discretion of the teacher as the lesson warrants its use.

Q: One of my students was using his laptop to bully another student on campus. Should I call the technology office concerning this problem?

A: No. Any disciplinary infractions that occur from using technology tools should be referred to an administrator. This would be a student code of conduct issue.

Q: Some of my students cannot access the network on their laptops or phones. I don’t have time in a class period to help them with this. Should I call for technology support?

A: No. Students who cannot access the LakelandHS wireless network, or who may have technical issues with their technology tool, need to take care of this issue out of the classroom by working with their user’s manual that came with the device. These are not LSD devices, and the district is not allocating resources to troubleshoot issues. You are welcome to help if you choose, but it is not a staff member’s responsibility to ensure that student owned technology is functioning properly.

Q: I have students in my class who are accessing the Internet using their provider’s data plan (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon etc.) on their smart phones or laptops, hence bypassing the filter. Is this a violation of the student AUP?

A: This is not an AUP violation because the student is not bypassing the filter on the LakelandHS wireless network, but instead using a provider’s data plan. If the material being accessed is identified as inappropriate by our AUP, then disciplinary action would occur according to our student code of conduct.

Q: I have my own laptop and a smart phone. I would like to utilize these tools at work. Does this new plan include school staff?

A: Yes. District staff can also access the LakelandHS wireless network. District printers will not be accessible with your own devices. When prompted, choose LakelandHS from the list. Once you choose this network, you will be prompted to accept the terms of service.

Q: Will students have access to any common software packages via the LakelandHS wireless network access?

A: No. Students will have access to software and applications on their device. They will not have access to software on the LSD network.

Q: I saw a student taking video in the cafeteria. Is this a violation?

A: Potentially. Students may not take photo/video unless required as part of an instructional activity or after school hours.

Q: Should I call the office if one of my student’s laptops is damaged or stolen?
 
A: No. The student should report the issue to administration. These issues should be handled as they normally would in school. LSD is not responsible for any damage or theft of student owned technology tools. It would be good to remind students to keep a record of the device’s serial number just in case a theft occurs.

**Parents**

Q: My son/daughter is bringing his/her iPad to school for instructional purposes. Will he have access to things he normally does with district equipment?

A: No. Your son/daughter will have access to the software and applications on the device only.

Q: As a parent, am I required to add additional software (virus protection, filter, tracking device, etc.) to my child’s technology tool?

A: No. You do not need to add any additional software for school use, however there may be apps/software recommended by staff that helps students with specific content. Virus protection is always advised, but not required. While on the LakelandHS wireless network, students will be monitored through the district’s filter, so there is no need for additional filtering software.

Q: What are the district/classroom rules for using student owned devices including Smart phones?

A: Teachers make the final decision for any tools used in the classroom; student owned equipment would be no different. It will be up to the individual teachers to communicate their expectations to parents and students.

Q: I do not wish to have my daughter accessing the Internet using her own laptop. I would like to allow her to use her computer for productivity, but not the Internet. Is this possible within this plan?

A: Yes, however, it is not the responsibility of school staff to ensure she has not accessed the Web on her own technology device. The responsibility of following the parent’s instructions would lie with the student.

Q: If my daughter’s laptop is stolen or damaged, what recourse can I take?

A: The district is not responsible for any damage or theft of student owned equipment. Installing tracking software can help locate the equipment if it is stolen, and keeping track of the device’s serial number, model and type will be helpful as well. Theft or vandalism of any kind should be reported immediately to administration so he/she can take the appropriate steps.

Q: Will my child have access to email while on the LSD network?

A: Yes. All students in grades 7-12 have had lakelandsd.org Google accounts created for them. This provides the student access to all of the Google Apps for education available (Gmail, Drive, calendar, etc.). Students will have access to other cloud email servers also (Yahoo, Aol, Xfinity, etc.).