Oldfields is a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) program which requires students to bring a mobile device (other than a smartphone) to school each day for use in the classroom. Allowing students to use a device they are comfortable with will simplify the process and allow them to focus on the material at hand. In addition, it allows more opportunities for personalized learning so that students can excel at their own pace.
Acceptable examples include:
- Tablets with a full-size keyboard
- PC laptops
- Mac laptops
The devices must have the ability to take photographs; record audio and video; word process; upload and download media; and transmit or receive messages or images with Wi-Fi capabilities. It is required that mobile devices be configured to Oldfields campus network.
A smartphone is not considered to be an acceptable device for the BYOD academic program, although there may be times when it is utilized in the classrooms as a supplemental technology tool.
*The Oldfields Technology Department can only support devices that have all its software in the English language.
All laptops must have up-to-date antivirus software with a full support subscription for the student’s time at Oldfields through graduation.
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