At Durant Road Middle School, it is our mission to develop productive citizens in an evolving global community; it is for this reason that we are launching our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. Our students have never known a world without the Internet. They are truly digital natives. It is our responsibility to ensure that they become responsible digital citizens. Therefore we must teach them to use technology efficiently and effectively so they can become positive future leaders and independent learners for life outside the classroom. By supplementing our equipment with student devices, we will connect our students with each other and the global community. Through careful planning, communication, feedback, and evaluation, we will vastly expand our students’ access to the resources that will allow them to collaborate effectively, creatively, and critically.