The Katonah-Lewisboro school board recently viewed a demonstration on technology as a teaching tool for the classroom by Nancy Kim, the district’s director of technology. Her presentation displayed the usefulness of using such personal devices as iPads in classroom settings.
While the board members recognized the usefulness of the devices and the growing need to keep students on the cutting edge of technology, they were skeptical as to how and when a full “bring your own device” (BYOD) learning format could be rolled out. They agreed it was a few years away, as there is much to be determined as to the scope and logistics of the program. In addition, the program would require bandwidth infrastructure that the district is not currently able to support, Dr. Kreutzer said.
“We can’t even begin to expect our teachers or students to engage in outside technology because of the reliability and accessibility issue,” he said.