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Howard middle school students to join bring-your-device policy
Howard middle school students to join bring-your-device policy

Beginning next school year, all Howard County middle schools will be participating in the school system's Bring Your Own Device policy, or BYOD, which encourages the use of cellphones, laptops and tablets in classroom instruction. Starting in 2013, the school system piloted its new policy at Long Reach, Mt. Hebron and River Hill high schools. The pilot coincided with the school system's loosening of the cellphone policy, which now allows students to use a cellphone in the hallways and at lunchtime. This school year, all 12 high schools and Thomas Viaduct Middle School implemented the policy, which allows teachers to look for new ways to incorporate technology in the classroom....

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