IT POLICIES & BYOD Program
BYOD IN THE MYP & DP
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As schools of the 21st century turn to technology as a tool to engage with the curriculum, much more consideration has been given to the question of how we get technical devices into students’ hands. SWIS has researched a number of models to use technology in the school. The community and the School has turned to BYOD to realize the SWIS technology needs.
What is BYOD?
BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It is the idea that students bring their own technical device to school. This popular concept started in the workplace, but is now used in schools around the world.
How Does BYOD Work at SWIS?
The SWIS Secondary Division has initiated what is called a “Limited” BYOD program. “Limited” means that only certain devices will be accepted and supported at SWIS.
Under this program, SWIS parents are required to purchase a MacBook. Parents may choose from a range of MacBooks from the smallest 11inch MacBook Air to the largest 15 in MacBook Pro. The school provides the specifications for the laptops as well as the list of applications needed for schoolwork.
在BYOD模式下，SWIS要求学生家庭自行购买苹果MacBook系列笔记本电脑，型号可以自主选择，从最小的11英寸的MacBook Air到最大的15英寸的MacBook Pro都可以。学校会告知家长有哪些型号和规格可以选择，还有需要提前安装哪些辅助学习的应用程序。
How Can I Supply My Child with a MacBook
There are a number of ways to supply your child with a MacBook.
- Parents may use an existing family MacBook as long as it has a suitable operating system and required programs.
- Parents may use the service of the School’s Apple supplier. The supplier will ensure that the laptop has the required operating system and software.
- Parents may purchase a MacBook at any store or through any supplier and ensure that the MacBook has the required operating system and software. 您可以自行在外面的商店或通过其他供应商购买MacBook，只要确保电脑的操作系统和软件设置符合学校要求即可。
This scheme has been in operation for the past 2 years.
The SWIS Limited BYOD plan requires parents to purchase the computer. No leasing plan is required. The School has calculated that over the long run, this plan is more cost effective for SWIS families. It also allows families choice in selecting a laptop and places responsibility of care in the hands of students and parents.
What about network and student security?
Workshops will be given to show parents parental control options for Macs. SWIS monitors Internet and email access while the computers are used in school
How Do students and Parents benefit from BYOD?
- Students are familiar with using their own technology so they can focus on learning with the tool rather than learning how to use the device.
- BYOD programs are more cost effective for both families and school.对学生家庭和学校来说，经济成本都更低。
- Students are more likely to care for a device they own.
- Students’ personal devices tend to be newer so students have the opportunity to work with up-to-date technology.
- BYOD programs reinforce the teaching of respectful and appropriate use of technology.
- Since the device is family owned, parents feel they have more influence in how the device is used at home.
SWIS provides all SWIS students with access to technology. MYP and DP students bring their own laptop to school. Please see: http://www.swis.cn/byod.
Students in PYP use iPads, Macs and PCs owned and managed by SWIS.
Students are given access to the SWIS network, managed Internet access, resources on SWIS LMS (Learning Management System) and electronic resources SWIS has subscribed to.
Students use these IT resources and others for classwork, research, preparation of assignments, and communication and development of their own technology skills.
Care must be taken to ensure the resources are protected from harm and that students are not exposed to offensive or illegal materials. Students and parents should carefully read the conditions stated below. To have access to the schools' IT resources, each year students must each year, agree to abide by this SWIS IT Acceptable Use Policy. It is the joint responsibility of staff and the parent of each student to educate the student about their responsibilities and to establish ethical expectations when using technology.
Agreement between SWIS and User
Acceptable uses of technology are activities that support teaching and learning.
As a user of technology at SWIS I will:
1) RESPECT and PROTECT the privacy of self and others. I will:
- Keep my password and login name private for all my accounts and make sure my profile is protected.
- Only use my own accounts, and not log in as someone else and keep my files private.
- Not include my full name, address, phone number, school name or anyone else’s personal information, when I publish information or images online.
- Consider carefully whom I allow to be my friends online.
- Acknowledge that all contributions to the Internet leave a digital footprint, which are public and permanent.
- MYP & DP: I will only use my own device and not make my device available to another student.
2) RESPECT and PROTECT all electronic resources as if they were my own. I will:
- Be a responsible user and understand that access is a privilege, not a right.
- Use laptops/handheld devices carefully. I will:
- Not use electronic resources around food or drink.
- Not walk with the laptop open.
- Be careful where I place the laptop.
- Not use the laptop in the Cafeteria.
- Use protective shells on any resource that I have been given to use to maintain the device.
3) RESPECT and PROTECT the intellectual property of others. I will:
- Abide by the SWIS Academic Honesty policy.
4) RESPECT and PROTECT the principles of community. I will:
- Use polite language when communicating in any format in school as well as outside.
- Never use any form of electronic communication to harass, frighten, intimidate or bully anyone.
- Only use the computer and the Internet for schoolwork during class time.
- Not download or stream music, movies, or games for personal use during school hours.
- Print with permission and not waste resources.
- Only use social networking or gaming at school for school education purposes as directed or supervised by a teachers.
- Use my SWIS email account and SWIS LMS responsibly. I will check my SWIS email and SWIS LMS daily.
5) RESPECT and PROTECT my own devices (MYP & DP students) I will:
- Charge my device every night.
- Keep all essential software up to date.
- Keep my device fully functional.
- Make appropriate arrangements when my usual device is unusable.
- Turn off my device when not in use so it does not distract others or me.
- Use my headphones when I need to listen to sound.
The use of computers and other technology tools is a privilege that comes with special responsibilities.
All students and parents will be required to sign the agreements below at the beginning of each academic year.
Student's AUP Agreement Form (to be completed)
I have read this list of guidelines. When I use the computers/devices and the Internet at SWIS, I agree to follow these guidelines at all times. I understand that I might not be allowed to use the computer if I do not follow these guidelines.
Grade: ……………………… Name of student: …………………………………
Student’s signature: ………………………………………………………………...
I have read and understand the acceptable use policy. I understand that if my child breaks or damages any school owned IT equipment (iPad class camera, computer) out of misuse or neglect it is my responsibility as the parent to pay the full replacement cost of the item or repair of the item.
Name of parent: ……………………………………………………………
Parent’s signature: ……………………………………….
Parent’s Consent to Web Publication of Child’s Work and Photographs
I agree that my child’s work may be published on the school web site. I also agree that photographs that include my child may be published subject to the school rules so that the photographs will not clearly identify individuals and that full names will not be used.
Parent’s signature: ………………………………………….
Technology Guidelines for Laptop Use
- Students should use the laptop assigned to them and not lend their laptop to others.
- Students are responsible for the general care of the laptop issued by the school. Damaged laptops or those failing to operate properly must be given to the IT Department for an evaluation and/or repair.
- Laptops must never be left in an unlocked locker.
- Students are responsible for keeping the laptop’s battery charged before coming to school each day.
- Laptops must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers or labels not the property of SWIS.
- Laptops should always be within the protective sleeve or carrying case when transported.
Online Guidelines for Students
These guidelines illustrate appropriate use of Online Technologies (e.g. blogging, wikis, photo and video sharing, etc.). The questions in italics are designed to help students make appropriate decisions.
- Your behavior online should be no different from your behavior in class.
Ask yourself: Would you consider your piece of writing, photo or video appropriate for class?
- Do not share personal information.
Ask yourself: Could someone find me (in real life) based on this information? Can someone link your photo and your name?
- Think before you post.
Ask yourself: What could be the consequences of this post?
- Know your audience.
Ask yourself: Who is this post/comment aimed at?
- Do not post pictures/videos of others without permission.
Ask yourself: Are you respecting the privacy of others? Have you posted any names with photos?
- Know how to give constructive feedback.
Ask yourself: Am I contributing to the discussion and helping others learn and develop?
- Be respectful.
Ask yourself: Am I treating others in the same way I would want to be treated?
- Use only appropriate language and proper grammar and spelling.
Ask yourself: Is the message of your post/comment affected by the language you have used?
- Only post factual information (no gossiping).
Ask yourself: Are you sure what you are saying is true?
- Cite your sources.
Ask yourself: Are you the creator of this work?
I have read, understand, and agree with the guidelines in Technology Guidelines for Laptop Use and Online Guidelines for Students.
Student Signature: ______________________________ Date: ____________________
Parent Signature: ______________________________ Date: ____________________