The opportunity to extend access to technology in the classroom and at home is enticing, but school districts can get hung up on important details like providing a strong network, making sure each child has a device, and questions about around distraction. Of course, no one answer will work for all teachers or students, but one guiding principle that's shown to work is for schools to focus on how mobile technology will help shift instruction to be more collaborative, learner-driven and inquiry-based.
Step by step advice from those who’re integrating students’ devices. Source: Eschoolnews How to make BYOD work for your schools Ed-tech directors share their strategies for meeting challenges such as access, security “Bring your own device” (BYOD) initiatives are relatively new in education, cropping up in the last few years as schools-under tight budget constraints-seek … Continue reading Quick Look: How to make BYOD work for your schools →
Erin Scott As the Bring Your Own Device movement continues to gain momentum, allowing students to use their own devices (mobile phones, laptops, tablets) in school, administrators and educators are figuring out how to iron out concerns and issues that crop up. One of the biggest issues educators continually bring up is equity. “Especially at … Continue reading Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns →
Erin Scott By Katrina Schwartz As more schools start to integrate their own mobile learning strategies and Bring Your Own Device policies, one school district in a suburb of Houston has managed to come up with what appears to be a successful BYOD program. Katy Independent School District (ISD) has a student population of 63,000 … Continue reading How to Launch a Successful BYOD Program →
We examine how three different teachers in three completely different communities are dealing with BYOD issues, including trust, equity, and what happens when you try to put student-centered learning in the hands of students who’ve never experienced it.