•  Cheatham Elementary BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Guidelines

    Allen ISD is committed to moving students forward in the 21st century learning environment.  As a part of this plan, Cheatham will now allow our 5th and 6th grade students to access the EagleNet wireless network using their own technology devices (laptops, Smart Phones, Ipads, etc) during the learning day.  With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices in the classroom to access and save information from the Internet, communicate with other learners and use the productivity tools loaded on their devices. 

    BYOD is not meant to support texting and gaming during class.  It is for legitimate educational use only.  Students will be responsible for their own devices.  Personal electronic devices are for classroom use and should not be taken to recess, lunch or specials unless directed to do so by a teacher.  Devices should be used in the manner directed by the teacher. 

    Students will be expected to follow the districts Acceptable Use Policy at all times.  Students will be required to log on to EagleNet, the district’s wireless network, so that content can be filtered with the same program used on the school computers.  By signing this form, Students and Parents are agreeing to…

    • I will follow the Allen ISD Acceptable Use Policy and use EagleNet for internet access.
    • I will not post any personal information about myself or others without permission.
    • I will not send instant messages, texts, or make phone calls during school hours unless given permission by my teacher.
    • I am responsible for any device that I bring to school and will not let someone else borrow my personal device.
    • I will immediately tell a teacher if I receive a message with inappropriate content or mistakenly access inappropriate information.
    • I will only use my device for educational activities during school hours.
    • I understand that internet access is provided for support of classroom assignments, and I will not attempt to surf anonymously or modify the computer in any way to allow me access to websites or applications I am not authorized to use. I also understand that if I violate the BYOD policy and guidelines, that I may have my BYOD privileges taken away for future use. 


    Student and Parent Guide

    Users will be prompted to accept the following terms of use prior to each attempt at connecting to the EagleNet network:

    AISD is providing wireless connectivity as a guest service and offers no guarantees that any use of the wireless connection is in any way secure, or that any privacy can be protected when using this wireless connection. Use of the AISD wireless network is entirely at the risk of the user, and Allen ISD is not responsible for any loss of any information that may arise from the use of the wireless connection, or for any loss, injury or damages resulting from the use of the wireless connection. All users of the Allen ISD network are bound by the district’s Acceptable Guidelines for Technology. By entering, “Accept” below, you are agreeing to all of the above cautions and policies as they pertain to non-district devices.

    Students who do not accept the terms of service, will not be able to access the AISD Network. The terms of service prompt will post each time an outside user attempts to use this network. Once on the EagleNet network, all users will have filtered Internet access just as they


    I have my laptop with me in class. How do I get on the Internet now?

    Answer: Most laptops or other personal devices (smart phones), will detect a wireless connection when you are near one (wireless must be turned on). Most of the time your technology tool will ask you if you would like to join the network. When prompted, choose EagleNet from the list. Once you choose this network, you will be prompted to accept the terms of service. Read this carefully, so that you know what should be expected. You will also be prompted to enter your login name and password (same as you use for AISD network access).


    I brought my iPad to school to use in the classroom, but my teacher said I couldn’t use it in her classroom. Can I still use it?

    Answer: The teacher in the classroom is the final say on procedures in the classroom. If he or she asks you not to use your device, then you should follow those directions. Access is only available, not guaranteed for each classroom situation.


    I just can’t get my laptop to connect to the network. Can I get some help from someone?

    Answer: Students who cannot access the AISD EagleNet wireless network, or who may have technical issues with their technology tool, need to take care of this issue by working with their user’s manual that came with the device (not during class time). These are not AISD devices and the district is not allocating resources at this time to troubleshoot issues.


    I need to save my work in my AISD shared folder. Why can’t I access this resource?

    Answer: You are on the EagleNet Network. It is not the same as the network you would normally access from a campus computer. You will not see your shared folder, so you will need to save your work on your device. You can access network resources by connecting to Citrix by typing sr.allenisd.org from your web browser or Citrix app. Some devices (iPad) have a free app that will need to be installed to access Citrix.


    I need to print the spreadsheet I just created, why is there no printer listed when I try this?

    Answer: Like the shared folders, printers are on the AISD network and will not be available when you login to the guest network. Some printing solutions include, emailing the document to your teacher to print, save it to a flash drive and print it from home, or another campus computer. Keep in mind that using campus printers in the classroom or other learning spaces is at the discretion of the teacher or other campus administrator.


    My laptop was stolen when I brought it to school. Who should I contact about this?

    Answer: Bringing your own technology device to school can be useful; however some risks are involved as well. It is always a good idea to record the device’s serial number in case of theft. AISD is not responsible for the theft of a device nor are we responsible for any damage done to the device while at school. Any time a theft occurs, you should contact a school resource officer (SRO) to make him/her aware of the offense.


    Why am I filtered on my own computer? Shouldn’t I be able to see what I want to on my own tool?

    Answer: Student filtering is a requirement of all public schools by federal law. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires all network access to be filtered, regardless of the tool you use to access it while in a public school. Your laptop or phone is the device, the network you are using while at school belongs to AISD and will be filtered.


    Am I still held accountable for the Acceptable Use Policy I signed at the beginning of the school year even though this is my own personal computer?

    Answer: Yes. The Acceptable Use Policy for AISD remains in effect even when you are using your own laptop, smart phone, iPad etc. Each time you attempt to access the network at school you will be prompted to accept the terms of service which include the AUP. Violating the terms of the AUP would be a student code of conduct violation and would be dealt with on the campus with a campus administrator.


    Am I able to connect my laptop to an open network port and gain access to the internet?

    Answer: No. AISD is only providing access to personal devices through the wireless network.


    Where can I see the Acceptable Use Policy for Technology?

    Answer: The acceptable use policy can be found in the student handbook from the district website.