BYOD

 BYOD@ Air Academy HS

The advantages for students who bring in their own device to school are many and varied. A student owned internet capable device can be an important part of a student's toolkit that will give them instant access to unlimited resources and enable them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will prepare them for their futures. The advantages of student owned devices include: ✦ Anytime, anywhere access to class resources, support and extension activities.✦ The ability to develop "digital" folders and exercise books for their classes (that can't be lost, and never need replacing) through Google Apps ✦  Anytime, anywhere access to the school library e-books, database and catalogued web resources. ✦ Greater ability to communicate with teachers, parents and peers to support their learning through instant access to their student e-mail ✦ Anytime, anywhere access to unlimited resources and information on the internet ✦ The ability to draft, redraft and publish their work at the click of a button ✦ Allowing students to become active partners in their learning.

​ Starting second semester (January 2016), we will require that all  students have a wirelesss laptop/netbook/tablet device they can bring to school each day and use in classrooms.

 Device Recommendations

 Antivirus and Anti Malware Products

​July 2015 PC Magazine Review​ of best FREE Antivirus software (with links to download)​

 Digital Citizenship ‭[1]‬

​Internet safety and helping our students become good digital citizens is of paramount importance at AAHS! Our staff is committed to helping students maintain a positive digital footprint and keeping our students safe an while using the vast collection of educational resources available on the internet. Each quarter, we teach digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media. 

​Practicing good digital citizenship extends beyond the classroom and into the home. For great resources for your family, visit the links below:

 ​SafeTeens A place for teens and parents to learn how to use the Internet safely.

NetSmartz.org Keeping Kids and Teens Safer on the Internet.
Cyber-Safety.com A website dedicated to keeping kids safe in a wired world.

ConnectSafely.org is dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.

Digital Compass - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. ​(from Common Sense Media)

 Troubleshooting Equipment

PC Troubleshooting links

PC Troubleshooting videos (YouTube)

Mac Troubleshooting links

Mac Troubleshooting videos (YouTube)

iPad Troubleshooting Links

iPadTroubleshooting videos (YouTube)

Tablet Troubleshooting links

Tablet Troubleshooting videos(YouTube)​