Tapping Into Talent: Fairfax Schools Receive Governor's Award For 'BYOD' Policy

The award praises the district's 'Bring Your Own Device' policy for increasing student access to online learning resources.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Posted by Jennifer van der Kleut

Fairfax County Public Schools has been named winner of a 2013 Governor’s Technology Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Education thanks to its Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, initiative. 

Maribeth Luftglass, the school system's assistant superintendent and chief information officer, accepted the award.

Fairfax schools encourage students to bring in their own devices — including laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones — "with the intent to increase student access to online digital instructional resources in the classroom," according to a news release.

Doing to can allow for "increased creativity, communication, and instructional innovation" in classrooms, the release states.

Nationally, the use of smartphones and other gadgets in the classroom is on the rise.

For information on how to register a device and answers to frequently asked questions, click here to visit the Fairfax County Public Schools website.

Parents, what do you think of Fairfax County Public Schools' BYOD policy? Is it valuable to the learning experience? Tell us in the comments below.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »