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Student technology survey feedback

  1. 1. June 2013The following questions were posed to students in the BYODpilot group at Southern Middle School after the completion ofthe pilot program. Full results can be seen here:
  2. 2. “I used it as an advantage because when kidswithout devices took quizzes on paper, I got touse my phone.”– Jason Delozier, 7th grade
  3. 3. “It made my writing more legible.”– Justin Sumlar, 7th grade
  4. 4. “Well, I used the digital devices to help me learn in school this year bygetting to the websites faster, because to use the computers you havelog in and sometimes it takes a long time, while on the device you caninstantly go to the page and get working. Also most of the times, you catype down the info without writing it down. Finally, anything from schooyou store/type in your device will be with you anywhere u go becausemost devices are with their owner at all times..”– Aditya Kandala, 7th grade
  5. 5. “It helped to be more independent and it causedpeople to learn how to use different devices.”- Colton Williams, 7th grade
  6. 6. “[The technology] was easy to operate since weuse these same devices at home.”- Jade Reall, 7th grade
  7. 7. “It helped me learn more conveniently than without the devicesThe program actually helped by showing [which questions onquizzes] they got wrong and helped them improve the weakskills. People would like to know something about a topic thatthey really enjoy, so the BYOD program makes that happen.”- John Katchko, 7th grade
  8. 8. “The digital devices helped because it gave me achance to study at home.”- Mia Downs, 7th grade
  9. 9. “It helped me learn more about my phone andhow I can use it and what things I can do with it.”- Logan Wojcik, 7th grade
  10. 10. “We used digital devices to do online quizzes andsurveys. Plus, the internet is an unlimited sourceof info, so it was a great resource for projects.”- Natalie Olson, 7th grade
  11. 11. “I used them to study and practicevocabulary, make lexicon cards during themythology unit, and periodically go for class quizzes.”- Kaleb Fair, 7th grade
  12. 12. “Using the devices that were provided helpedbecause I didnt have to write, thus my hands nothurting a ton after the work was done. ”- Sam Bechtel, 7th grade
  13. 13. “We went on websites that helped us learn about thedifferent things we did this year, like the Internet Safety. Wwent on different websites to help us learn that people cansearch for us on the computer, and how making the certaichoices can result in a good or bad punishment. ”- Marlana Williams, 7th grade
  14. 14. “It made it more fun to pay attention and be moreinto school, so you’re not just doing the samething, like learning on a chalkboard.”- Matt Wagner, 7th grade
  15. 15. “I used a digital device to help myself get any informationfor any important makeup work or any type of Englishhomework. Though I didnt bring my own device, the schoprovided some devices for us, so we could have finishedour own homework or any other type of work.”- Sandra Ramirez, 7th grade
  16. 16. “I used them to complete tasks easier, such aswriting a paragraph on a test. The paragraphtakes so much longer to write than it does to typeit on a device.”- Hunter Sentz, 7th grade
  17. 17. “Devices helped me in BYOD this year by makingit easier and faster to type and learn.”- Hailey Brown, 7th grade
  18. 18. “The devices made taking surveys, making flashcards, taking notes, and multiple other thingseasier.”- Kelly Porter, 7th grade
  19. 19. “Well, learning should be some type of fun, andusing our devices brought that fun to theclassroom.”- Danielle Griffin, 7th grade
  20. 20. “It helped me learn because I could take notes onone of my devices and they were right in the palm omy hand. If I didnt have that, I could have lost mynotes if they were on paper or they could get ripped- Julia McKenzie, 7th grade
  21. 21. “I had an app called Homework Organizer and itwould tell me what homework I had and it wouldset off an alarm for me to do my homework.”- Sierra Rosenberger, 7th grade
  22. 22. “I went on Socrative and Blackboard with mydevice, and also I used an app called Notes+ totake down English notes, rather than write it out.was much faster.”- Angelina Gilbert, 7th grade
  23. 23. “I used Spelling City to study and Flashcards (anapp) to help with my vocabulary.”- Amber Bortner, 7th grade
  24. 24. “I usedBlackboard, Memrise, ReadWriteThink, RedInk,ocrative, Lettergrade, and StudyIsland.”- Kaleb Fair, 7th grade
  25. 25. “I used Snapanda and Flashcards.”- Paige Kish, 7th grade
  26. 26. “Working on your own device made a lot of peopfocus more because it seemed more fun knowingthat youre on your own device.”- Stella Trovato, 7th grade
  27. 27. “My favorite part was probably typing it instead owriting an assignment.”- Zach Buchanan, 7th grade
  28. 28. “My favorite part was the fact that I could usesomething that I was familiar with.”- Emily Loehmer, 7th grade
  29. 29. “My favorite part was that I actually got to use myphone in a class without getting in trouble!”- Harley Mummert, 7th grade
  30. 30. “Using my own phone in class; it was easy andfun.”- Logan Wojcik, 7th grade
  31. 31. “My favorite part was using my device and beingtrusted with my device.”- Adrielle Stevens, 7th grade
  32. 32. “My favorite part was completing the Socrativeremote quizzes.”- Nate Hunsinger, 7th grade
  33. 33. “My favorite part of BYOD was that if you didnthave a device or werent able to bring one in, youcould use a laptop that was provided for you.”- Sam Bechtel, 7th grade
  34. 34. “My favorite part of BYOD this year is that we didn’thave to write on paper that much, and got to useelectronics like iPads. Not only that, since Im notcomfortable writing on paper 7 hours a day 5 days aweek, it fit my needs greatly.”- Chiamaka Amadi, 7th grade
  35. 35. “My favorite part was when you get the surprisethat you can do all of the work on your phone andnot on paper.”- Matt Wagner, 7th grade
  36. 36. “The fact that I could use my own devices duringclass was for sure my favorite part.”- Adam Beamesderfer, 7th grade
  37. 37. “I liked that we could bring in our own devices anwe were used to them, so we could easily accessthings that we did in school. Also, we didnt haveto log on, which can take a while to do.”- Hannah Mummert, 7th grade
  38. 38. “My favorite part was that it was so much easierand so much quicker to complete work on adevice than on a piece of paper using a pencil.”- Hunter Sentz, 7th grade
  39. 39. “My favorite part was being able to type myparagraphs on Blackboard from my phone.”- Lauren Nestor, 7th grade
  40. 40. “I enjoyed the fact that we were allowed to useour own devices instead of the laptops because iwas much quicker and more efficient in helpingme with work.”- Stevie King, 7th grade
  41. 41. “I didn’t like that there were certain classes thatwere BOYD and others that weren’t. It madethings more difficult when you had to stop anddrop your phone off before your next class.”- Natalie Olson, 7th grade
  42. 42. “When my phone was slow and it put me behindin class.”- Jason Delozier, 7th grade
  43. 43. “When I forgot my devices.”- Kari Cox, 7th grade
  44. 44. “Give free time on devices after finishing work.”- Ben Moran, 7th grade
  45. 45. “Have a free day, as in you can just play with youapps.”- Jacob Lynch, 7th grade
  46. 46. “Add more opportunities to use the device.”- Sylvia Cathell, 7th grade
  47. 47. “Do more of our work on a device, or at least havthe option.”- Kyle Orndorff, 7th grade
  48. 48. “Have more educational websites.”- Nathan Rozitsky, 7th grade
  49. 49. “Make sure to use device parking.”- Amber Bortner, 7th grade
  50. 50. “Base the whole year off of BYOD.”- Jackson Murphy, 7th grade
  51. 51. “My suggestions are that we should use BYODmore often in class, so we can save paper.”- Hannah Mummert, 7th grade
  52. 52. “Let us be able to take homework on devices.”- Alexander Bongardt, 7th grade
  53. 53. “Ask for help when you need it so you can keepup with everybody.”- Chris Coulson, 7th grade
  54. 54. “Be patient with the change.”- Lucas Sherman, 7th grade
  55. 55. “Dont be afraid that youre going to lose it. Thedevices are kept safe.”- Nell Pugliese, 7th grade
  56. 56. “Respect the privilege of being able to use thedevices by not being distracted by them.”- Gwen Bundy, 7th grade
  57. 57. “Make sure the parents know the risk of thedevice for bringing it to school and knowing thereis a slight chance it could be broken or stolen.”- Julia McKenzie, 7th grade
  58. 58. “Make sure you label your device so you dontleave it there and no one knows whose it is.”- Kelly Porter, 7th grade
  59. 59. “Remember the device before you leave theclassroom. Have fun with it! It can lots of fun tobring in your device!”- Lauren Hallameyer, 7th grade
  60. 60. “Students: Dont worry about whether Johnny and Susan get to bringtheir devices in and you dont. If your parents say no, theres a goodreason, even if you dont think the reason is good enough.Parents: Dont go out and buy a $378 device just because of the BYODprogram. You do not need to have a device to participate. The schoolprovides laptops that students who cannot or forgot to bring their deviccan use.”- Sam Bechtel, 7th grade
  61. 61. “If you use a device, stick with that device. Dontchange to writing with pencil and paper, a schoolcomputer, or even a different device you own. It willmake your life easier and youll do less convertinginformation from device to paper to device.”- Kaleb Fair, 7th grade
  62. 62. “Don’t do things with your device that you’re notsupposed to, and to keep your device safe.”- Nate Hunsinger, 7th grade
  63. 63. “Have a good reason to convince parents to useyour device.”- Hannah Stambaugh, 7th grade
  64. 64. “Remember that you are bringing these in at youown risk.”- Madison Gillespie, 7th grade
  65. 65. “Take advantage of the online websites.”- Mia Downs, 7th grade
  66. 66. “Make sure you have a good way to identify thedevice.”- Brock Guyton, 7th grade
  67. 67. “You should make sure your devices are chargedand you are good at keeping track of yourdevices.”- Megan Jacobs, 7th grade
  68. 68. “Make sure you are able to take care of yourdevice, and take it as a privilege because there isno reason to NEED this program.”- Emily Loehmer, 7th grade
  69. 69. “Bring a fully charged device to class.”- Jon Larry-Aaron, 7th grade
  70. 70. “My advice to students and parents of next yearsBYOD program is to make sure you get yourparents permission before bringing a device.”- Matt Rohrbaugh, 7th grade