Surviving a BYOD Implementation


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  • Implementing a BYOD doesn’t have to be a gamble

  • Information to be successful is NOT top secret. There have been enough to blaze the trail that you should be able to plan a successful implementation.
  • Surviving a BYOD Implementation

    1. 1. Surviving a BYOD Implementation
    2. 2. Diana Benner Director of Professional Development 972-275-9251 @diben
    3. 3. Poll Question Which is/are true for you regarding a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation? Select all that apply.  My school/district has already completed a BYOD implementation  My school/district is in the process of a BYOD implementation  My school/district is considering/planning a BYOD implementation  I’m not sure if my school/district is considering a BYOD implementation  I’m very familiar with the BYOD topic.  I’m somewhat familiar with the BYOD topic.  I’m new to the BYOD topic.
    4. 4. 1. BYOD deepens the digital divide. 2. Teachers must be in control in order for a BYOD to be successful. 3. BYOD will result in lessons geared toward the weakest device. 4. BYOD will necessitate the standardization of apps and software across all devices. 5. A BYOD implementations takes lots of planning. Which of the following is/are myths regarding BYOD? Share the number and your reasoning.
    5. 5. Project & Lesson Inventory Best Practices Classroom Management District Policies & Procedures Infrastructure Professional Development Devices Support TOP SECRET
    6. 6. Advantages & Disadvantages
    7. 7. 1. Learners are more engaged in connected classrooms 2. Increased opportunities for introverted students to participate in discussions 3. Cost savings for schools 4. Variety of ways for students to produce and present work 5. Students more likely to remember their device rather than their pencils 6. Offers a way of supplying, displaying and creating ebooks 7. BYOD is seen as a privilege, promoting increased respect for educational process 8. Taking away a device is a powerful deterrent/consequence for misbehavior 9. Allows for students and teachers to swap roles 10.Encourages choice of educational tools/apps 11.Provides opportunity to teach responsibility for devices, along with digital citizenship Advantages & Disadvantages
    8. 8. Advantages & Disadvantages 1. Increased professional development costs for faculty and staff 2. Increased digital divide amongst ‘have’ and ‘have not’ students 3. Apps/tools not common to all platforms 4. Potential for increased parental concerns over ‘safe use’ 5. Increase possibility of theft at school 6. Potential damage to device 7. Unwillingness of teachers to take risks trying BYOD 8. Shift from network to user in regards to tech support 9. Device seen as status symbol – peer pressure for certain apps 10.Greater chances of plagiarism 11.Technical infrastructure not capable of meeting influx of wireless devices
    9. 9. District Policies & Procedures
    10. 10. District Policies & Procedures Rules for tools don’t make sense. Rules for behaviors do. Graphic by
    11. 11. • Dynamic • A guide, not a wall • Reflects the community that it serves and provides for real world uses and collaboration • Promotes effective, productive, and instructionally sound uses of digital, networked, and abundant information environments • Provides safe digital environments for learners • Instills safe practices and habits among the learning community • Proactive education District Policies & Procedures • Static • Provides safe digital environments for learners by saying “NO” to most ideas • Ignores the community it serves and prevents real world uses and collaboration • Stifles innovative uses of technology for teacher and student engagement • Promotes safe practices through vicarious experiences • Promotes status quo
    12. 12. District Policies & Procedures
    13. 13. • Clear statement in policy that use of a device on the school WiFi might mean their device could be subject to search and/or seizure under certain circumstances. • Clear statement regarding what kinds of resources students will have access to using their own devices under the BYOD policy. • Clear disclaimers regarding what the school is responsible for and not responsible for. District Policies & Procedures
    14. 14. District Policies & Procedures
    15. 15. • District-related policies • Procedures related to teachers, parents, and students • Clear statement that use of a BYOD device requires the student's adherence to the school or district’s acceptable use policy. • Outline the support and repair policies for the equipment • Equity of access - Students without a personal device may be provided access to an appropriate district-owned digital device for instructional purposes as needed. • Clear description of the procedures students must follow in order to obtain access with their device • Provide statements of clear consequences for student failure to follow the school or district’s acceptable use policy and BYOD guidelines District Policies & Procedures
    16. 16. • Schools establish protection measures that block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: – obscene; – child pornography; or – harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors). • Schools are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing: – access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet; – the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications; – unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online; – unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and, – measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them. • An authorized person may disable the blocking or filtering measure during use by an adult to enable access for bona fide research or other lawful purposes. • Schools are required to adopt and enforce a policy to monitor online activities of minors. District Policies & Procedures
    17. 17. District Policies & Procedures • Local school and library authorities must determine what matter is inappropriate for minors • Specific social networking sites are not automatically considered “harmful to minors” or assumed to fall into one of the categories that schools or libraries must block – The FCC specifically noted that Facebook or MySpace are not required to be blocked under FCC rules • Although the FCC rules talk about Internet Safety Policies, it doesn’t matter what the name of your actual policy is, as long as it contains the required elements and was approved by your board as an official school policy
    18. 18. District Policies & Procedures • FCC acknowledged that current rules may not address the filtering requirements when personal computers and devices are brought to school • Based on informal conversations, we believe: – Any school-owned computer/device must be filtered, whether it is used on campus or off, or used by an adult or student – Any personal-owned computer/device must be filtered if using school or library Internet access – May not be required: Personal-owned computer/devices that use their own Internet access • Be careful with this. Just because it’s not required, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t address it! • As of now, no exceptions for cellular devices
    19. 19. District Policies & Procedures • School-owned devices used at school: – The law is clear that all school/library owned computers need to be filtered at school – The FCC verbally clarified that computers includes all devices with Internet access (including portable ones) • School-owned devices used off-campus: – The current rules do not specifically address this issue. The CIPA statute says all school owned computers must be filtered and does not distinguish between on campus and off campus use. – In 2011 the FCC verbally stated that school owned computers used off campus must be filtered – In late April 2012, FCC stated that issue is still ‘open’ and has not been decided
    20. 20. District Policies & Procedures Advice: Do your absolute best to comply with the spirit of CIPA through policy and practice. If you are filtering all devices the best you can and protecting your students from visual depictions that are obscene, pornographic, or harmful to minors, the FCC should take this into consideration if you are ever audited.
    21. 21. • Applies to the online collection of personal information of children under the age of 13. • It details what a website operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children’s privacy and safety online including restrictions on the marketing to those under 13. • Applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. • The regulations include several exceptions that allow operators to collect a child's email address without getting the parent's consent in advance. These exceptions cover many popular online activities for kids, including contests , online newsletters , homework help and electronic postcards . District Policies & Procedures BYOD & COPPA:
    22. 22. • Generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing a student's personally identifiable information to individuals other than his or her parents. • Allows schools to take key steps to maintain school safety. • In an emergency, FERPA permits school officials to disclose without consent education records, including personally identifiable information from those records, to protect the health or safety of students or other individuals. • Investigative reports and other records created and maintained by these "law enforcement units" are not considered "education records" subject to FERPA. • Schools may disclose information from law enforcement unit records to anyone, including outside law enforcement authorities, without parental consent. • Schools should designate in their FERPA notification law enforcement officials employed by the school as ‘school officials’ with a ‘legitimate educational interest’. • Images of students captured on security videotapes that are maintained by the school’s law enforcement unit are not considered education records under FERPA. • FERPA does not prohibit a school official from disclosing information about a student if the information is obtained through the school official's personal knowledge or observation, and not from the student's education records. District Policies & Procedures
    23. 23. Infrastructure
    24. 24. • Bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth • Check with your provider to see if scalable bandwidth is possible (and cost) • Segment networks into guest and repositories of services • Be prepared to throttle student and teacher network activity to ensure support of high-priority activities • Apply for eRATE funds to assist with infrastructure upgrades and security • Possibly block specific activities at specific times of the day (such as YouTube, etc.) • No magic formula – you have to monitor • Budget for…and then add some! Infrastructure
    25. 25. Devices
    26. 26. • Survey students/parents to get an idea of type/number of devices • Survey teachers to identify their use of specific devices • Only allow devices that can be inspected by admins • Discuss with content departments the integration of devices in curriculum and lessons • Start collecting device specific resources • Wifi only? Device with data package? • Plan on surge of new devices after summer and Christmas Devices ? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ?
    27. 27. Professional Development
    28. 28. • PD will make or break your BYOD implementation • Include students (when possible) in teacher PD • Provide PD in as many methods as possible • PD must be where the learning occurs (campus-based, throughout the day, modeling/coaching, etc.) • Ongoing and sustained (not a one time event) • Expectations tied to PD (not a ‘sit and get’) • Locate your trail blazers and have them pilot your BYOD – the next year they’ll be vital as curriculum developers and trainers • Budget for…and then add some! Professional Development
    29. 29. Support
    30. 30. • Support is different than professional development • Support is to bridge the PD sessions • Create clear, user-friendly wiki or Google Site with various supports • Must be well organized, concise, easy to access • Involve teachers and students in creating simple video tutorials (no longer than 5 minutes!)…possibly during an after-school club • Develop simple way for teachers to request help • Students will figure ‘it’ out • You are doomed if you are expecting teachers to figure ‘it’ out • Ask the teachers what type(s) of support would be most meaningful • Make support information available to parents and students (where appropriate) Support PD Session PD Session PD Session support support
    31. 31. Classroom Management
    32. 32. • Set up guidelines such as: – Use of a device during the school day is clearly at the discretion of teachers and staff. – Students are to put the devices away when asked to do so. – Clear instructions to students that using devices during the instructional day is in support of their activities. Personal access for personal reasons is secondary. • Make clear to students that their use of a device must not disrupt the learning of others. • Involve the students in the integration of devices in your lessons. • Be open to new ideas and new ways of using the tools that come to your classroom! Classroom Management
    33. 33. Project & Lesson Inventory
    34. 34. • Does your current curriculum integrate BYOD devices? • Does your current curriculum provide details on how to differentiate lessons when multiple devices are used? • Start a repository for curriculum departments and teachers to add their projects, lessons, photos, videos, and success stories (behind firewall?) • Start simple • Start slowly • Solicit samples from trail blazers and highlight their efforts to integrate BYOD devices • Refer to this site during PD, faculty meetings, and planning times Project & Lesson Inventory
    35. 35. Best Practices
    36. 36. Best Practices • Listen to others (Twitter: @tcea, @CoSN, #BYOD, #edtech, #BYOTchat) • If you cannot attend a conference, see if you can identify BYOD presenters and follow up with them after the conference to get information • Visit a BYOD school or district • Clearly define BYOD for your district and WHY you want it • Establish buy-in from teachers/principals • Establish a committee with a diverse set of stakeholders • Plan for roadblocks • Build unity between curriculum and technology folks • Involve your librarians and technology teachers • Involve parents as early as possible • Document your process and progress
    37. 37. Best Practices East Central ISD BYOT Initiative:
    38. 38. Best Practices Join the BYOT/BYOD Group How to Join the Group 1. Go to and click on the Login button. Enter your info and log in. 2. Click on the Social Community link in the left menu bar. 3. Click on the Groups menu link and search for BYOD. 4. Click the Join Group link.
    39. 39. How to Join the Group 1. Go to and click on the Login button. Enter your info and log in. 2. Click on the Social Community link in the left menu bar. 3. Click on the Groups menu link and search for BYOD. 4. Click the Join Group link. Investigate 1. Go to the BYOD/BYOT Group 2. Review at least 2 resources 3. Be ready to share with the group
    40. 40. Investigate 20 BYOD Resources for the 21st Century School BYOD Questions to Consider Lessons Learned from a BYOD Implementation
    41. 41. Surviving a BYOD Implementation
    42. 42. 5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District 6 Questions and 6 Actions to Prepare for Bring Your Own Device 7 Myths about BYOD Debunked 7 Questions for Bringing Your Own Device to School AT&T Smart Controls – wireless parental controls Booker T. Washington BYOD Brochure Bring Your Own Device Prompts School Infrastructure Investments BYOD Questions to Consider BYOD Toolbox Chequamegon School District BYOD site Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) Resources
    43. 43. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Creating a Robust and Safe BYOD Program ETEC 510 BYOD Wiki Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Forsyth County Schools – Technology & Information Services Hanover Public School BYOD Site How the CIO Can Establish a GYOD Usage Policy Inside a “Bring Your Own Device” Program Marlboro Township Public Schools – BYOD Pilot Program Verizon Parental Controls Center Warwick School District – BYOD Personal Device FAQ Welcome to School AUP 2.0 Resources