BYOD Bring Your Own Device. Lois Aeckersberg. BYOD. Bring your own smartphone, laptop, tablet, MP3 player etc . to school for the purpose of learning. . Join the revolution of mobile learning. We ask students to bring their own pencil, paper, calculator and ruler.
BYODBring Your OwnDevice
Bring your own smartphone, laptop, tablet, MP3 player etc. to school for the purpose of learning.
We ask students to bring their own pencil, paper, calculator and ruler.
Students are now encouraged to bring their own technological device to learn?
BYOD is a policy that many school districts are adopting or considering to implement in the near future.
With the tightening of school district budgets BYOD is an attractive fiscal idea.
Many educators are also saying that BYOD will bring authentic learning to students, encourage critical thinking, collaboration, communication, global awareness, encouraging students to be more engaged, motivated, and have the ability to be a self-directed learner. BYOD may also change the look and feel of a formal classroom when personal devices are always within reach.
Grades 7 - 12
Communicate with my friends
Take notes in class
Do research for a project
Do research/use web resources for activities we are completing in class
Communicate with my teacher
Collaborate with other students on a classroom assignment
Create projects / complete assignments
Access class resources on the teacher's website or Learning Management System (i..e D2L, Moodle, etc.)
Hand-in assignments on the teacher's website or Learning Management System
Prepared by the IBM K-12 Education Consulting Team
March 11, 2013
Is using a school owned device the same as using your own device?
in this initiative?
Keep these questions at the forefront of policy development
How is this contributing to improving student achievement?
What is this allowing us to do differently to improve the teaching and learning process, that we could not do before?
Teaching digital citizenship goes hand in hand with this initiative. BYOD offers the authentic opportunity for students to learn and apply appropriate privacy settings and use of names and pictures.
BYOD opens the discussion of cyber-bullying that is currently happening under the radar. Bringing devices into the teaching and learning system allows issues to be addressed.
Increase the divide between high and low income families creating a 2 tiered system
With BYOD students that don’t usually get the opportunity with technology will have more hands on time. Those will devices can use their own, the school will be able to provide for students without personal devices with existing technology.
Even with these costs, BYOD is a cost effective way to increase technology in schools without having to maintain the hardware.
What do the stakeholders have to say about BYOD?
BYOD gives students opportunities to practice 21st century skills. Hear more what he thinks are some of the challenges the venture faces.
I use BYOD informally in my classroom right now.
Based on the focus groups and survey, approximately 80% of teachers in middle and secondary schools were supportive of the district implementing a BYOD program for students.
IBM K-12 Education Consulting Team
March 11, 2013 Version
As long as it doesn’t cost me any money…
Approximately 90% of students were in favour of the district adopting a BYOD program. IBM K-12 Education Consulting Team March 11, 2013 Version
What would happen if BYOD is not addressed at this time?
The school district could be playing catch up.
Eventually a policy of some sort would be needed to address the growing number of devices in the schools. Better to be creating policy proactively than not addressing the initiative at all.
Sufficient professional learning support is essential , especially related to “what does effective use of student devices look like in a classroom” and classroom management strategies.
Be respectful of the number of new initiatives that teachers have been asked to embrace in recent years; and therefore ensure the use of personal devices is integrated as much as possible into things they are already doing versus adding a new thing.
With appropriate policyin place the district can work with all stakeholders to successfully implement having students bring their own devices to school to enhance 21 century teaching and learning.
Encourage students with learning disabilities to use their devices
Increase student engagement
Increase student productivity as they can do their work when and where they need to
Support project based learning
Bring the devices out from under the desk and truly integrated them into the learning
Facilitate research and other activities in the classroom
BYOD can create a cultural shift in thinking.
The use of educational technology is curriculum led and aligned to educational priorities,not device led.
Bring Your Own Device program supports the attributes of a learner and facilitates a 21st century classroom and pedagogy,
With BYOD students will be more engaged, experience learning gains and be better prepared for an unpredictable world.