FROM STAFF REPORTS
Silver Sands Middle School has been chosen as one of Volusia County’s pilot schools participating in the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program.
BYOT is an educational development and a supplementary school technology-resourcing model where the home and the school collaborate in arranging for students’ 24/7/365 use of their own digital technologies to be extended into the classroom to assist their teaching and learning.
The school needs the community to donate cell phones, iPods, and tablets (that have the capability to connect to Wi-Fi) to keep on hand for teachers to check out when students are not able to bring their own technology to classrooms.
“Many students currently have Wi-Fi-enabled technology devices in their homes. However, many students are not as fortunate and their families cannot provide the extras,” said Assistant Principal Maite Porter.
“We want all of our students to benefit from the opportunities that using technology in classrooms provides. Many people have these items lying around after a recent cell phone upgrade,” Porter continued.
Contact Porter at Silver Sands Middle School at (386) 322-6175 to learn how to donate.