BYOD – Bring Your Own DeviceTami BlakeIT743Summer 2012
BYOD Concept Students bring their own mobile device to school Teachers incorporate use of mobile devices into curriculum Provides students with a 21st Century digital learning environment Shift to new ways of teaching and learning
Why the push for BYOD? The majority of students have their own mobile device already Schools can spend less money on technology Enables teachers to leverage interactive digital curricula Increases student engagement Makes the curriculum more relevant to the student
• Bandwidth• Network• Support• Security• Usage Policies• School Owned Devices• Technology Training
How will you handle the increase in bandwidth used? What about students who don’t have a mobile device? Do you need a separate acceptable use policy for mobile devices? Will teachers need technology training?
Plan for large increases in the number of devices accessing the internet Get a good estimate on the number of devices you anticipate Make sure your usage policy defines correct and legitimate usage of devices
Make sure infrastructure is adequate Budget for additional equipment and staff Define network access guidelines Evaluate network security
Define when and where students may use mobile devices Will students be required to use school network or can they use their own service provider? Set restrictions on what types of content can be uploaded or downloaded
Teachers may need training in: ▪ How to use devices ▪ Integrating mobile learning into their classroom When will you offer training? How much support will be provided for students and/or their devices?
How are teachers and students using theirmobile devices to enhance learning?
Sharing content Creating Content Communicating with other students and teachers Study Groups Peer Tutoring Instant messaging Social Media
Devices such as clickers allow teachers to gauge learning in real time Online tools such as Polleverywhere can also be used and save the expense of purchasing equipment.
E –readers such as the Kindle and Nook provide an alternative to carrying around heavy backpacks. Students can view their textbooks easily on devices designed for reading in mind. Most textbook companies now provide e-books in place of or in addition to traditional textbooks
And always remember....Technology should enhance the learning experience and not distract from it.