Research has shown that the use of technology in education improves student engagement in learning and, by extension, student achievement. We use technology in the classroom on a regular basis. In order to maximize access to technology, many families have chosen to have their students bring in their own devices for Internet access. Students will be permitted to access their devices when they are needed for their tasks. They will not have access to the devices during nutrition breaks and recesses. When the students and teachers are out of the room, the door will be locked so the devices are secure. If you choose to have your student bring a personal device to school, it would be helpful if the following free apps are loaded onto the device: Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets and Google Slides. If you have any questions regarding our school's use of technology, please feel free to contact me.