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Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

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This year my school district in Vermont ventured into a sort-of BYOD/1:1 hybrid program. We realized the importance of allowing our students access to technology to enhance their learning, but the in
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The Surprising Ways BYOD, Flipped Classrooms, and 1-to-1 Are Being Used in the Special Ed Classroom -- THE Journal

The Surprising Ways BYOD, Flipped Classrooms, and 1-to-1 Are Being Used in the Special Ed Classroom -- THE Journal | Implementing a BYOD in schools | Scoop.it
As schools shift to mobile device usage and new forms of technology-inspired instruction, such as flipping the classroom, special ed is adopting mainstream approaches for its assistive technologies.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Harnessing the tools improves outcomes for all. Engagment is key and technology does that.

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Calculating The True Cost of BYOD - Forbes

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Calculating The True Cost of BYOD
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According to a study released last Wednesday by Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group, U.S.
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Whilst I support BYOD in schools there is a point in this article that there is a hidden cost to BYOD. Upgrades in security, additional IT staff needed and increased training for current staff. Important to know this from the outset and plan for it.

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The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning

The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning | Implementing a BYOD in schools | Scoop.it
Dr. Victor Frankenstein loved technology, and Mary Shelley's work of fiction was at once a cautionary and promotional tale of technology's incredible potential. In the iconic story, he took the piece
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A good reminder of why technology is such a powerful tool and why BYOD can utilise this tool in ways that truly differentiate learning for students.

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Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying?

Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying? | Implementing a BYOD in schools | Scoop.it

"In theory, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in schools are a great idea; students can use their own tablets, laptops and smartphones in the classroom, and can take advantage of a wider range of apps and programs than they might be able to normally access in school. There is a case to be made that doing so can make schools more cutting edge and capable of engaging students through methods that they're comfortable with. However, there's also a risk that BYOD could lead to bullying and inequality within schools. How, then, can BYOD be successful without causing these kinds of problems?"


Via John Evans
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A way to counter issues related to the differences in the quality of devices in schools is to have a modified BYOD with a range of devices supported by the network that students can choose from. This helps close the gap between what some families can provide economically.

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Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:58 PM

Interesting article with good points to consider.

Nadine Zebib's curator insight, May 31, 2013 10:52 PM

BYOD, or 'Bring Your Own Device' to school may seem like a good idea, until it leads to bullying and trolling. Not everyone can have the same device, and that leads to bullying. Also, bringing the cyber world into the classroom, a place where most bullying already takes place, doesn't seem like a good idea. Better network security or banning the BYOD program seem like a good way to avoid bullying, cyber-bullying, and trolling all together.

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Education is always the key. Banning anything never solves the problem.
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5 Essential Steps for K-12 BYOD Programs

5 Essential Steps for K-12 BYOD Programs | Implementing a BYOD in schools | Scoop.it
Is your school or district going BYOD? Here are some simple steps that any school can take in order to better prepare for a successful BYOD implementation.

Via John Evans
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A good list to start with. A few other things to add to this include:

 

- set some limits to what devices you allow in the BYOD 

- PD is very important for teachers when multiple devices are being used

- a school supplier of devices ensures some uniformity and ensures devices are of the correct capacity for students

- communciate to the school community well before the introduction, there will be lots of questions and concerns

- look at the current IT support in your school, it may not be sufficient for the influx of different devices

- do some research on other schools that introduced a BYOD and learn from their experiences

 

 

The key is thorough planning beforehand as that will save a lot of headaches later!

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hector norockey's comment, May 29, 2013 5:17 AM
nice scoop....