Charles County Schools Seek to Expand Bring Your Own Device Program

According to the Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, Charles County Public Schools officials say they hope to expand the Bring Your Own Device program to every school in the system by the end of the school year.

BYOD, piloted at an elementary, a middle and a high school in May, allows students access to their personal smart devices — smartphones, tablets and laptops — for use during lessons at specified times.

The administrators at the pilot schools — Arthur Middleton Elementary School, General Smallwood Middle School and Thomas Stone High School — have ascribed the BYOD trial run as a win and will serve as point people for principals who are interested in instituting the program at their schools, schools spokeswoman Katie O’Malley-Simpson said.

For more information, see the Southern Maryland Newspapers Online.