IntroductionAfter reading Learning and Schooling in the Age of Mobilism by Cathleen A. Norris and ElliotSoloway, I started to rethink how I would like to retool how I use technology with my students. Eventhough I currently teach K-5 students, in some circumstances, having students use their own mobiledevices would greatly enhance the learning experience. The following quote from the article sums uphow this disruptive transformation will change education as we know it.“ . . .following the example set by workers in companies;students will simply bring their own (mobile) computingdevices into their classrooms! The term coming to beused to describe this phenomenon is BYOD—Bring YourOwn Device. Even though today BYOD is in its infancy,the future is clear. In reflecting on his experience at theISTE Conference in Philadelphia, June 2011—attendedby upwards of 15,000 educators, researchers, administrators,and vendors—in a list of the top five take-awaysfrom that conference, one journalist put BYOD as #1,commenting: “BYOD is unstoppable.”(Norris, 2011, p.9)This presentation will describe how schools or districts can implement this framework intotheir curriculum.*Note: BYOD is also referred to as BYOT, Bring Your Own Technology
How is BYODTransformative• Digital Citizenshipo Effective AUPo Digital citizenship skills help to:• Protect studentsreputations• Develop their voice• Develop into safe andsavvy internet users.• Mobilityo Transforms teaching and learningto anytime, anywhere learningo 24/7 access to on-line resourcesand communities of learning• Web 2.0 Toolso Change from teacher-ledpassive teaching to student-owned active learningo Tools that support interactiveparticipationo Studentsaccess, analyze, synthesize andcreate digital contento Students can document andrecord work in the field
Technology Strategy• Because technology is evolving rapidly – BYODallows programs to evolve and adapt as newdevices and innovations become available.• Optimizes the value of technology investments• Keeps the program from becoming obsolete asnew technologies emerge.• Recommendations:o Students have a cable-ready device. Either BYOD or devices in theclassroom.o Robust wireless infrastructureo Support mobile broadband access for anytime, anyplace learningo Provide cloud -based toolso Mobile apps as web-based management systems, content creationtools, engaging drills, multi-media content, and collaborative tools.
Implementation• Adapted to the needs and goals of school cultureand stakeholders.• Plan collaboratively with all stakeholders.• Start small and continually assessed and improvedby teachers, technologists, students, parents andadministrators.• Empower tech savvy teachers to serve as mentorsfor other teachers.• Focus on improving teaching and learning, not thedevices, throughout the planning.
Student Use AgreementThe University of San Diegos Center for Education Policy and Laws report includes ashort and a long version of a sample student-use agreement for "electroniccommunication devices," or ECDs. Both versions attempt to answer five key questions.1. What Qualifies as an ECD?Cellphones, computers, pagers, or any other devices that allow direct electroniccommunication or communication via social networking.2. When do school ECD rules always come into play?During school activities on school time, or during school-endorsed activities outside ofschool hours.3. What constitutes misuse of an ECD?Refusal to turn device off when told, damaging school-owned ECDs, causing an in-school disruption, using the device for cheating, cyber bullying, or sexting.4. When can schools punish a student for misuse outside of school?When misuse causes school disruptions or harms students, teachers, or other schoolpersonnel in a manner that the offending student should have expected.5. What are acceptable consequences for misuse?Device searches, verbal and written warnings, confiscations, notices to parents or law-enforcement authorities, extracurricular restrictions, suspensions and expulsions.
Benefits• Incorporates students’ preferred learning styles into instruction.• Provides students with immediate feedback in and outside theclassroom.• Gives students a sense of control of their own learning.• Allows teachers to quickly recognize students’ learning needs.• Enhances communication. Transforms passive one-wayteaching into two-way collaboration.• Increases student engagement. Students are familiar andenjoy the online environment.• Provides educators with a tool for teaching studentsresponsible networking skills.• Prepares students for their post secondary education and theworkforce.• Creates professional learning communities for teachers. Ableto share ideas and find best practices.
Risks• Cyberbullying• Exposure to offensive material• Compromised online safety• Publication of private information• Reduced face-to-facecommunication• Distraction from school work
Examples of Social Networking Activities withBYOD• Create class page on Facebook.o Post assignmentso share video presentationso engage in class discussions.• Teachers set up study groups outside classroomo Work on group projectso Prepare for testso Share notes online• Blogso Help struggling students find online tutoro Take assignments more seriously because of peer feedback• Upload writing assignments and collaboratively edittheir work• Students practice a foreign language byconnecting with native speakers
Lewisville Independent School District goesBYOT – Watch the YouTube video!Next Slide
Resources• Richtel, Mitch (2013, March 22) Digitally Aided Education, Using theStudents’ Own Electronic Gear. The New York Times, pp., B1, B2• Quillen, Ian (2013). Framework Crafter for Students Use of MobileDevices. Education Week, Vol. 30, Issue 11, p. 9• Blazer, Christie, (2012) Social Networking in Schools: Benefits and Risks;Review of the Research; Policy Considerations; and CurrentPractices. Retrieved fromhttp://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED536527.pdf• Roscoria, Tanya (2011, August 30). Bring Your Own TechnologyEmpowers Educators to Facilitate Learning fromhttp://www.centerdigitaled.com/training/Bring-Your-Own-Technology-Empowers-Educators-to-Facilitate- Learning.html• Norris, Cathleen A., & Soloway, Elliot, Learning and Schooling in the Ageof Mobilism, (November-December, 2011), Educational Technology• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm0ewV3RPfw