Technology is an essential part of learning at Timberview Middle School. To be able to engage successfully in our information-rich society, students must be able to utilize technology appropriately and effectively. Many students' lives today are filled with technology that gives them continuous access to information and resources, enabling them to pursue interests and learning in their own way and at their own pace. The opportunities are limitless, borderless, and instantaneous.
With many students owning mobile computing devices and frequently using these devices for their school work while at home, Timberview recognizes the need to allow students to utilize their own technology in a more seamless way at school. In an effort to put students first and empower them to take control of their own learning, Timberview Middle School encourages students to appropriately utilize their personal devices in classrooms where teachers have approved device use. BYOD stands for "Bring Your Own Device" at Timberview Middle School. BYOD is an initiative that will allow students to use personal technology devices at school for educational purposes to meet their personalized learning needs under the direction of a teacher or administrator. For the purposes of BYOD, "Device" means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic piece of equipment that includes laptops, netbooks, tablets/slates, iPod Touches, and smart phones.