"Mobile devices are the next logical step. Perhaps the fact that pupils never forget to bring their phones to lessons but often forget their text books is a signal to us all that teaching in the 2010s is a very different business to teaching in the 1960s. A signal that we would be ill-advised to disregard so out of hand."
Banning is not the answer. Administrators need policies for today's students and teachers need to update outdated practices. We're well into the 21st century and it's time for schools to encourage educators to start using methods that will prepare students for their future rather than relying on the comfortable policies and methods of the past.
During this chat, our guests discussed their experiences implementing BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies in schools, addressed BYOD's advantages and challenges, and walked through ways to ensure that the strategy does not put some students at a...
Nice insights from experienced leaders of BYOD initiatives.
Excellent overview video from a teacher who is implementing BYOD in his classroom! "We have heard a lot lately about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in schools, but will these be distracting toys or engaging tools for students. See how Gary Abud, a chemistry and physics teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School, has created a classroom culture where students are able to use their own cell phones, tablets, and laptops to connect and collaborate in ways they weren't able to before."
LaketravisviewTech initiative empowers LTISD students, teachersLaketravisviewInfrastructure has existed for the district's Bring Your Own Device program since 2011, but it has been gaining traction in classrooms this school year.
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