Virtual School Meanderings

January 24, 2013

14 Days and Counting! Bring Your Own Device

And some neo-liberal news from yesterday’s inbox…

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Bring Your Own Technology/Device (BYOT/D)

Many districts and schools across the country are implementing Bring Your Own Technology/Device (BYOT/D) programs to increase the access that students have to the internet, digital content, and a range of educational opportunities. Many students have mobile devices, laptops, or cell phones to use, but the implementation of BYOT/D programs presents many challenges in addition to the potential learning experiences. This toolkit provides perspectives and recommendations for educators and school and district leaders who are implementing these programs and includes links to research and reports about policies and practice.

BYOD for Teachers

BYOD Tallmadge City School District (OH) provides a wealth of information about BYOD, including FAQs and resources for parents and teachers.

BYOD Teachers Talk Classroom Use,” S. Bearden, THE Journal, 2012. This THE Journal article provides a tangible look at teachers implementing BYOD programs to improve instruction.

Inside the Classroom, Outside the Box. Jill Thompson, an instructional technology specialist for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, provides a collection of resources for schools and educators implementing BYOD programs.

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