The Burleson Independent School District (BISD) is proud to support engagement in the tools of the 21st century recognizing the extreme importance of said tools for all students. As such, BISD has provided all students the opportunity to participate in the district’s 1:You program via a district-issued Chromebook. This technology tool is configured to be compatible with all district-supported software essential for 21st century learning outcomes.
Our world is driven by technology. With this in mind, it is the goal of BISD to teach students how to use technology effectively while also recognizing that there are times when personal technology devices distract students and prevent them from engaging in their learning. In order to be more strategic in how we engage students and encourage appropriate digital technology use, we ask that personal devices be put away during class times unless the lesson incorporates the tool. For students that have difficulty storing personal devices and focusing on learning with the appropriate technology for the lesson, all teachers provide a visible placeholder in the classroom away from the student to limit the distraction.
Teachers are working hard to increase the integration of technology in all of their planned lessons in a manner that successfully prepares students for the society in which they live. We work everyday to help our students be successful in and out of school, and we are looking forward to a great year with our Elk Family.