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Robert Stephens visits South View Middle School

On Thursday, November 17, Geek Squad Founder, and Best Buy Chief Technology Officer, Robert Stephens spoke to students and staff at South View Middle School. He was extremely engaging and listened to the students in our Smart Bar student support program as much as they listened to him. Here are some of the highlights of what he shared.

"Go Wireless" Bring Your Own Device Initiative

This year has seen an expansion of our "Go Wireless" Bring Your Own Device initiative. Currently 325 students, over 12% of the student population have gone through training and are certified to bring their devices at the middle level. This is the equivalent of over 10 computer labs coming to school each day! The training sessions cover: History of the programFrequently Asked QuestionsExpectations and LiabilityPurchasing OptionsWhat students CAN use the devices forAcceptable Use and Consequences for missuse How to connect to the wireless networkA short surveyA short Question and Answer sessionAt the end of the training, parents and students sign an agreement, and the students receive a sticker indicating that they are "wireless certified."
Students like the ability to access course content, take notes and stay organized on their own device, and report being able to get to work faster, than if they have to log in on a district ow…