Should Schools Embrace "Bring Your Own Device?" (Opinion:…
Should Schools Embrace "Bring Your Own Device?"
Communication of expectations to parents and students need to be clear and everyone needs to be held accountable for following expectations of the BYOD program.
There would have to be enough devices owned by the school to provide equitable access to all students in the building and have a loan program in place for technology use at home.
However, what happens to those students who can't afford a device? Or have several siblings the parents have to buy for?
I like the idea of BYOD. Students would be able to use devices they are familiar with and be solely responsible for.
Students also need instruction on digital safety and security
Teachers need planning and professional development
"A Bring Your Own Device" program could save money if implemented properly, but tossing teachers into a BYOD environment without any training wouldn't be very effective"
Sharing too much information
Could increase digital divide
Teachers present for troubleshooting technology problems
Devices used for specific projects
Signed agreement by students & parents
Flipped classroom integration
Professional development for trainings led by teachers who are experts in the device or web tool
Technology coordinators held trainings for teachers
How will these devices affect the classroom?
Are students and families responsible for making up the difference?
More schools embracing BYOD or BYOT because of funding issues
BYOT: Bring Your Own Technology
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device