Students in Clark County, Nevada, the largest school district in the Las Vegas metro area, will have a new rule starting next fall. “Bring your own digital devices to school” policy turns the table around, as it allows students to bring their devices on school campuses.
This change was followed by a trend that welcomes technology as part of the learning process than being a distraction. The policy was approved by the Clark County School Board last week.
“Proponents of a ‘BYOD’ policy argue a 21st century education must not ban technology — which is pervasive at home and in the community — at the schoolhouse gates. They argue today’s students are ‘digital natives’ who must be educated with technology to thrive in a technology-driven world,” Paul Takahashi of the Las Vegas Sun reports.
In addition, the Clark County School District installed Wi-Fi networks in all campuses. They’re also planning to start their iPad programs.