Bring Your Own Device

  • Why BYOD?

    Holly Springs Elementary School strives to use technology to enhance student-centered learning through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication in the school environment.  We believe this will help produce students that are college and career ready.  The BYOD program will give access to the digital tools to support student learning and enhance instruction.

  • BYOD Logo

    Click the BYOD Logo above for the Parent Night Slideshow Presentation

  • What kind of device do I need?

    Holly Springs Elementary School defines “devices” as privately-owned wireless and portable electronic devices that can be used for wireless Internet access, word processing, image/video capturing, sound recording, and information transmitting.

    Students unable to bring own devices to school will be provided access to technology available at Holly Springs Elementary School.

  • Student Device Expectations

    • Students MUST have permission to bring a device to school.
    • Students AND guardians are required to sign the BYOD Contract.
    • ONLY the owner of the device can touch it.  Friends and teachers are not allowed to touch.
    • Device is for instructional purposes only.
    • HSES is not responsible for providing facilities to charge devices; devices are expected to be charged at home and put away after the battery loses its charge.
    • NO DEVICE ZONES: cafeteria, playground, bathroom, bus, hallway during arrival and dismissal
    • The use of technology is a privilege, and not a right.
  • Popular Devices

    Any type of device that is able to connect to the internet:
    • iPad
    • iPod Touch
    • Smartphone (any brand, with call service turned OFF)
    • Laptop
    • Chromebook
    • Kindle (poses some issues with compatibility)
    • Nook
    • Android Tablet
    Help from Wake County partnerships: Barnes & Noble or Apple
    BN          Apple
  • Suggested Apps to Download

    1st Grade Apps      3rd Grade Apps