NEW BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE INITIATIVE
We wanted to make you aware of an exciting initiative within Midland ISD to create 21st century learners. By the end of this school year, all secondary campuses will have wifi which will allow those campuses to become BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Your child's campus will send out a letter once their campus is ready to become a BYOD campus. This means that your child will be able to bring his/her own smartphone, tablet, notebook computer, or chromebook to campus, and use per teacher discretion when it is academically appropriate. Students will have their own Google account, however, they will not have email addresses.
The acceptable use agreement that you have signed will already cover your child to bring his/her own device. Also, each time your child connects to our network they will be agreeing the terms of service below.
“Midland ISD is providing wireless connectivity as a guest service and offers no guarantees that any use of the wireless connection is in any way secure, or that any privacy can be protected when using this wireless connection. Use of MISD’s wireless connection is entirely at the risk of the user, and MISD is not responsible for any loss of any information that may arise from the use of the wireless connection, or for any loss, injury, or damages resulting from the use of the wireless connection. Students and staff who do not accept the terms of service will not be able to access the MISD Guest Network. Administrators and faculty may examine a student’s personal device to review files and messages to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are acting responsibly.”
We understand that every student may not have his/her own web-enabled device. we will have some campus purchased devices to utilize and we will encourage lessons that don’t require a 1 to 1 environment so that all students can be a part of this new process.
Please remember, that Midland ISD will not be responsible for any lost or damaged devices.
Feel free to visit our Handbook at www.midlandisd.net/byod to find answers to many commonly asked questions.