Introduction Who Am I? Corrie Barclay eLearning CoordinatorManor Lakes P-12 College Wyndham Vale, Vic.
What We’ll Cover Context of This Presentation Our Digital Learners What is BYOD BYOD or BYOT BYOD Case Studies / Examples MLP12C’s Journey What We’ve Learnt
Quote...“If we teach today as we taughtyesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” John Dewey
Context So what do we know about the learners of today?• more self-directed• better equipped to capture information• more reliant on feedback from peers• more inclined to collaborate• more oriented toward being their own “nodes of production” Education Trends | Featured News John K. Waters—13 December 2011
ContextWe also know that our Digital Citizens... • Social networking • Transliteracy • Privacy maintenance • Identity management • Creating content • Organising content • Reusing/repurposing content • Filtering and selecting • Self broadcasting Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2012
Moving Forward... It’s no secret that children of today are smart, tech savvy individuals. We as educators face an ‘interesting’ road ahead as the learners we teach adapt and change the way that they learn, and... ...technology is a very large part of that.
How Are SchoolsCatering For These LearnersBy giving students access to technologies to use as a tool to assist their learning, and as we are beginning to witness, these technologies being mobile.
Mobile Technology“Take a look around and chances are youll see a mobile device. Phones, iPods, laptops, netbooks, iPads, USB drives, and handheld games seem to beeverywhere. Combine these ever-present gadgets with educational and productivity uses and youve got mobile learning. Mobile learning can happen anywhere: in a classroom, at the dining room table,on a bus, in front of a science exhibit, at the zoo…anywhere! Portability is not asimportant as the ability of the learner to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create using tools that are readily at hand.” Tony Vincent
Examples of Use...• “A learner may take notes on her phone and later transfers them to a laptop where she adds images and shares the document online with her study group.• A student who does not understand a math concept finds a podcast to view that visually explains the concept.• During class a group of students create flashcards that they can access from their handheld computers at home.• Students film video using their cell phones and transfer it to a computer for editing. The video is saved to a website for classmates to learn from.• While reading historical fiction, a student wants to know more about President Nixon, so he instantly accesses the article about Watergate online and views the Watergate complex on an interactive map.” Tony Vincent
So... Giving AccessHow do schools currently, or traditionally, empower learners with technology to utilize? • Classroom Devices / Desktops • ICT Labs • Portable Laptop Trolleys Not 1:1 and Not personalized
Shifting Towards 1:1In recent years, we have seen a giant shift towards 1:1 implementation. This being all students within a class, year level, specific cohort or in some cases whole school, having access to their own device.This device being a piece of mobile technology in the form of a laptop and more recently, tablet devices such as iPads.
Traditional 1:1 Programs Traditional 1:1 programs usually involve 1 of 2 models: ‘True’ 1:1 - students take home the devices. ‘School’ 1:1 - machines stay at school. Financing Behind These Models is either: - Leasing (Co-contribution/Whole Family Payments) - School Owned (Purchased) There are many Pro’s and Con’s with both 1:1 programs as well as the model it is based upon.
21 Steps to 1:1 Success http://epotential.education.vic.gov.au/showcase/1to1_learning/planning_21steps
An Intro to BYOD Bring your own device (BYOD) refersto technology models where students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any technology brought into the school and owned by a student (or the students family)... http://education.alberta.ca/admin/technology/research.aspx
BYOD or BYOTDefinitions vary, however, generally BYOD refers to students bringing technology that is of the same ilk, meaning, all Apple devices for example, or all iPads, or all Netbooks. BYOT refers more generally to all types oftechnology, no matter the style, platform, OS, etc...
BYOD Is... Already happening. Students using their mobile devices tocollaborate, share, learn, enhance, and extend.
BYOD Is...About diminishing the home-school divide.
BYOD Is... About TRUST! Through using personal devices, there needs to be acommon understanding of trust and clear expectations set.
BYOD Is... Open communication,collaboration, and support.This is anywhere, anytime learning
BYOD Is...Empowering parents andguardians to assist their children in a tech rich world.
BYOD Is...Learning and teaching in a world that is networked and connected.
BYOD Is...About success. Allowingstudents to demonstrate what learning they do outside of school, in school.
Good Fit For Your Setting? BYOD may not fit every setting... There are obvious pro’s and con’s for these models that schools and colleges need to carefully consider... A few of these are; - Families responsible for costings - Cannot lock down what is installed - Fully self managed - Malware / Virus Risks - No add on costs. i.e. insurance - Affordability - All students have 24/7 access - Network / Wireless capabilities- Devices are personalized, therefore a greater - Inappropriate Content loaded on devices responsibility is undertaken - Liability for damages - school? student? - Promotes self independence and learning Can you think of more? For either?
Case Study #1Hanover Public School System, U.S.One of the, if not the, first school districts to trial BYOD/BYOT.
Case Study #1 Hanover Public School System, U.S. “Hanover Public School District is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. We are piloting a new policy which will aid in this goal. Students and staff will now be able to access our wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, etc) during the school day. With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the internet and collaborate with other students. Many schools across the nation are implementing Bring Your Own Device policies for their students and staff. By allowing students to use theirown technology on campus we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the technology they need to succeed.” http://byod.hanoverpublic.org/
Case Study #1Hanover Public School System, U.S. BYOD Why are we doing this? • Applications accessed by a web browser, like Google Docs, eliminate the need to have specific software loaded onto every student computer. • Cloud based computing allows students to access their information from any computer with a web browser. • The current economic times require unique strategies to ensure every student has equitable access to online resources.
Case Study #1Hanover Public School System, U.S. Video Time
Case Study #2 The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW TIGS have adopted a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) policy forstudents in Years 7 to 12 from the beginning of the 2012 school year.
Case Study #2The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW“Such a policy is about more than just giving students a device.We believe that placing the technology of choice into the hands of our students: • Provides opportunity for individualised learning, • Increases independence, and • Promotes self initiated learning within and beyond the classroom This policy allows students to use the device with which they are most comfortable and with which learning will be most effective.Recognising the importance of choice, we are not recommendingspecific brands and models of devices. Instead, we are specifyingthe minimum requirements to which each device should conform. Please see the tabs above for these specifications and for further information.” http://www.tigs.nsw.edu.au/technology
Case Study #2 The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW Rationale1. Choice. Learners are diverse. Learning styles and preferences vary and we wish to recognise this by allowing learners to choose the device and applicatons most suitable for them.2. Anywhere, anytime. Teaching and learning occurs inside and outside the classroom. We want to empower learners to utilise tools for learning in a “just in time” manner no matter where they are.3. Personalised. By having our own devices we can each have the tools, shortcuts, widgets, and add-ons that are most relevant to us. Our desktops and browsers are the way we want them.4. Preparing for the future. Our students will move in to BYOT environments at university and in the work place. We need to prepare them for this.5. Flexible learning. The nature of learning is changing. No longer do we sit in rows and listen to a teacher. We are creating flexible learning environments that facilitate collaborative and individual learning. Our computer labs have all but vanished. Our new library provides collaborative and personal spaces and online 24/7 access to resources. We are opening the classroom doors and encouraging teachers and students to access ‘global’ learning environments via web technologies.6. Digital fluency. We are empowering teachers and students to become digitally fluent and responsible users of technology. http://librareanne.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/byot-tigs/
Case Study #2The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW Video Journey BYO @ TIGS http://librareanne.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/byot-tigs/
The MLP12C Story 2009 1:1 MacBook Program - Year 7 (Leased Finance Model) 2010 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 7 & 8 (Leased Finance Model) 2011 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 7, 8 and 9 (Leased Finance Model) 1:1 iPad Program - Year 6 (School Owned Model) 2012 1:1 iPad Program - Prep (School Owned Model) 1:1 iPad Program - Year 6 and 7 (BYOD) 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 8 and 9 (Leased Finance Model) 1:1 MacBook Pro Program - Year 10 (School Owned Model: NSSCF)
Our 3 Year Plan Mid 2011 we developed an ICT Strategy Document for our College This details where we will head in relation to technology deployment over the next three years. In a nutshell, we are aiming for a higher inclusion of BYOD (Apple Technology) at MLP12CThe BYOD model will affect, by the end of 2014,* all P-2 students and all 6-8 students.
So Why BYOD For Us? 1. Improved Learning - through greater collaboration between home and school, an increase in student engagement, increased attendance, an improvement in work output and quality.2. School-Home Partnership - Through having students use their own technology brought from home, the learning link between home and school will develop seeing a greater input from parents in their childs learning. 2. Financial - as we grow as a college we cannot afford the costs associated with both leasing and school owned devices. 3. Technical Support - The onus would not entirely be left for the College to administer, however, theoption was still there to provide outstanding technical support to families, with the issues of warranty and leasing dilemmas.4. Ownership - students have proven to take much more care with devices that are their own. Hence, less damages.
Our BYOD Strategy
1. PLAN As a School / College, have a vision of whatyou want to achieve. Why are you going down a BYOD path? This needs thought... Is it the best fit for your college? Will the majority of stakeholders be supportive?
2. PREPARE Ensure all major parties are ready for BYOD Prepare;Staff: through PL, research, an opportunity to give input and direction, Students: inform them of where your setting is headed, and why! Parents: Prepare them for the support they may need through information evenings and support groups Community: Alert local businesses and the community ICT Partners: Resellers, etc...
3. DOCUMENT THE JOURNEY Document your journey. Keep a record of decisions made and why as well as all of the successes as well as hurdles that you come across!
4. DOCUMENTATION Ensure all relevant polices, AUA’s, website information is correct and adapted to suit. Also keep track of all documentation andcorrespondence between the school, community and families.
5. COMMUNICATE Keep all stakeholders in the loop.As successes and hurdles arise, as well with new information, be sure to share this with those involved.
6. RELAX Do not rush the process. In saying this, do not procrastinate. Make the decisions you need and want to whilst beingmindful of being confident of the decisions that have been made.
7. SEEK FEEDBACK AND ASSISTANCE Chances are, there is another school somewhere that has already done, or is doing, what you want to do. Visit, ask questions, seek evidence.
8. SHARE THE LOADForm an ICT Committee, that contains staff and students to assist in the development of implementing a BYOD Model. Many hands...
DefinitesFrom what we’ve done and from what I’ve witnessed at other educational BYOD/1:1 settings, the following recipe is crucial for success: Backing of Leadership Sound Infrastructure Staff, and Parent, PL Let Students Lead Don’t Hold Back (Trial and Error)
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