BYOD?Bring Your Own Device Pilot Project by Michele Botha Somerset House Primary
BYOD…? Pupils bringing their own personal device to school, whether it be a laptop, smartphone, media player or tablet
School Rationale O We feel that access to the tools and resources of a world-wide network, and understanding when and how these tools are appropriately and effectively used, is imperative to each pupil’s education if they are to succeed in this global electronic age. O We want to teach pupils to be responsible, confident and capable users of ICT in the 21st Century.
Why?O Cost effective – using what is already available and familiarO Frees school’s resources for othersO Based on work place practices by many large companiesO Greater individual responsibility
O Caters for different learning styles and preferencesO Allows for anytime anywhere learningO Increases engagement and involvement in learning process
logistics?O Planning started in June 2011 with an infrastructure upgradeO Campus is fully wireless with state or the art serversO Teachers became part of TYDH (Take Your Device Home)O Teachers surveyed as to skills level with on-going support providedO Parent Information EveningsO Use of device for adding value to learning