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Surviving a BYOD Implementation - Tots Frisco 16

Thinking about allowing students to bring their own devices to school next year? Join us as we discuss how to make this innovative approach work. Discussion will include the advantages and pitfalls of such an implementation, revising your AUP into an RUP, classroom management, and helping teachers to adapt.

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Surviving a BYOD Implementation - Tots Frisco 16

  1. 1. Surviving a BYOD Implementation
  2. 2. Facilitators Director of Professional Development Texas Computer Education Association @diben DIANA BENNER Senior Director of Professional Development Texas Computer Education Association @drbruceellis DR. BRUCE ELLIS
  3. 3. This Presentation Click on the Presentations tab Today’s Meet:
  4. 4. In the next 50 min... Discuss Important Considerations for Implementing BYOD Identify the Advantages & Disadvantages of BYOD Examine Policies & Procedures for BYOD
  5. 5. BYOD is also sometimes know as BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology). It refers to the practice of allowing students to bring their own mobile devices to school that are capable of connecting to the Internet and can include everything from laptops to tablets to smartphones. You Say BYOT, I Say BYOD
  6. 6. Advantages & Disadvantages
  7. 7. 1. Learners are more engaged in connected classrooms 2. Increased opportunities for introverted students to participate 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. Taking away a device is a powerful deterrent/consequence for misbehavior 8. Allows for students and teachers to swap roles 9. Encourages choice of educational tools/apps 10.Provides opportunity to teach responsibility for devices, along with digital citizenship Advantages
  8. 8. 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. Device seen as status symbol – peer pressure for certain apps 9. Greater chances of plagiarism 10.Technical infrastructure not capable of meeting influx of wireless devices Disadvantages
  9. 9. BYOD Implementation
  10. 10. 1. Examine Educational Objectives 2. Develop a Team 3. Engage the Community 4. Develop the Physical Infrastructure 5. Develop Policies 6. Build Curriculum 7. Consider Devices 8. Provide Ongoing Professional Development 9. Provide Additional Teacher Support Planning for BYOD Source: The K-12 BYOD Blueprint -
  11. 11. Groups | Topics 1 – Infrastructure 2 – Devices 3 – PD 4 – Curriculum 5 – Class Management Group Instructions 1. Discuss your topic as it relates to planning for BYOD – What is your topic about? – Why do schools need to consider it when implementing BYOD? 2. Discuss the guiding questions for your topic 3. Draw a sketchnote that depicts what your group discussed and what suggestions you have for schools implementing BYOD 4. Select a volunteer in your group to show your sketchnote and use it to report out about your group’s discussions
  12. 12. Sketchnoting How to Get Started with Sketchnoting - The term sketchnoting describes the style of visual note-taking that has become popular at tech conferences in the past few years. Sketchnoting is not just an attractive way to take notes, it can improve retention and learning.
  13. 13. Infrastructure
  14. 14. Opening school doors to student and staff devices will create heavy demands on your network infrastructure. • Will the network be able to handle large a number of devices simultaneously, for example, at the beginning of class periods when students log on to the network at the same time? • Will students be able to rely on network access 24/7? • How will you ensure enough bandwidth to handle multimedia applications? Network Considerations
  15. 15. Also consider that BYOD brings with it a host of security concerns, including data protection and compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). • How will you protect student information and avoid data security conflicts? • How will you protect your network from viruses and malware? • Will students be protected from unsolicited email and inappropriate sites? • How will you monitor Internet usage? Security Considerations
  16. 16. What suggestions do you have for schools implementing BYOD?
  17. 17. • 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 • No magic formula – you have to monitor • Budget for…and then add some! Infrastructure Suggestions
  18. 18. Devices
  19. 19. Although mobile devices offer many advantages, such as anytime— anywhere learning, there may be times when students need to use a computer to access district programs not supported by mobile devices. • Will you open the door to all types of mobile devices? Or do you set minimum standards? • How will you know what type of devices students have or will bring? • How will students access files that teacher give them that are not supported on their mobile device? • Are the applications students will be using device agnostic? • How will students use district software programs that require a computer? Mobile Devices
  20. 20. Schools that implement BYOD programs must also provide mobile technology solutions for students who do not have their own device, and they must support the mix of the school’s technology with the students’ own devices. 1. How will you provide for students who don’t have a mobile device? 2. Will you consider a program that allows for purchasing or leasing school-owned devices, including costs for upgrading, repairing, or replacing the devices regularly? 3. Will you seek out donation programs for new and used equipment? School-Owned Devices
  21. 21. What suggestions do you have for schools implementing BYOD?
  22. 22. • 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 ? ? ? ?? ? ?? ? ? Device Suggestions
  23. 23. Professional Development
  24. 24. Without proper planning, implementation, and professional development, BYOD may not live up to its expectations. Simply inviting students to bring their own devices into school does not raise achievement; rather, it’s how teachers choose to implement the devices that can determine if a BYOD program succeeds or fails. Providing Professional Development
  25. 25. • How will professional development plans be developed and carried out? • How much time will you spend providing teacher training? • Do teachers have time built in their schedule for collaboration with other teachers about tech issues and/or BYOD implementation? If not, will you consider it? • Are there outside professional development opportunities teachers can attend or you can bring to your school? • Is there staff in place to deliver professional development? Professional Development Considerations
  26. 26. What suggestions do you have for schools implementing BYOD?
  27. 27. • 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 Suggestions
  28. 28. Curriculum
  29. 29. Students will bring their own devices if the curriculum (and staff) supports their use. • How does technology support the curriculum? • Is the district curriculum built to incorporate BYOD? If not, who will build the curriculum? • Do teachers have access to coaches, who will work with teachers and administrators to support BYOD implementation in the classroom? • Will teachers build online sites that can be accessed through each student’s mobile device? • Will assignments be posted online? • Who will train students on Internet safety, search strategies, copyright, and netiquette? Will this be built into the curriculum? Building Curriculum
  30. 30. What suggestions do you have for schools implementing BYOD?
  31. 31. • 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 Curriculum Suggestions
  32. 32. Classroom Management
  33. 33. Teachers may be more comfortable with a traditional technology model, which offers controlled environments. • Will you provide ongoing support for staff members who are responsible for implementing the program and procedures on a daily basis? • How will teachers successfully manage a BYOD environment, which is often uncontrolled and requires effective classroom management strategies and a greater depth of knowledge about technology? • What tips and suggestions do you have for daily management of devices? • What will the classroom norms and routines be? • What are the consequences for inappropriate use? Classroom Management
  34. 34. What suggestions do you have for schools implementing BYOD?
  35. 35. • 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. • 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 Suggestions
  36. 36. Teacher Support
  37. 37. • 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) Teacher Support Suggestions
  38. 38. District Policies & Compliance
  39. 39. Rules for tools don’t make sense. Rules for behaviors do.
  40. 40. Responsible Use Policy (RUP) • 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 Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) • 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
  41. 41. Respect Yourself: Students will use technology resources productively and responsibly for school relate purposes. Students will be polite and use appropriate language, and students will consider the information and images that they post online. Protect Yourself: Students will be safe online and will safe guard all personal details, contact detail, or schedule of activities for themselves or anyone else. Students will secure their account credentials and will notify a teacher immediately if they receive a request for personal identifiable information. Sample Responsible Use Policy Statements
  42. 42. • A list of devices that won’t be allowed • A waiver of liability (so school and district aren’t responsible for the device being lost or stolen) • Clear statement that device must be on school Wi-Fi • Clear statement regarding what kinds of resources students will have access to on their devices • Clarification of teachers’ roles, making clear that teachers are not the tech support for every gadget • A separate BYOD agreement listing specific rules for use Items to Include in a RUP for BYOD
  43. 43. • Procedures outlining when devices can be used • 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 responsible use policy • 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 responsible use policy and BYOD guidelines Create a BYOD Handbook
  44. 44. CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) • If you are receiving federal E-rate funding on telecommunications services, your school must be in compliance with CIPA, which means your Internet content has to be filtered so that students are protected from inappropriate material. • 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! Federal Laws & Regulations
  45. 45. 1. Does your Responsible Use Policy cover student-owned mobile devices? 2. Is your BYOD usage policy consistent with other policies (Responsible Use, Student Handbooks, Board Policy) in your district? 3. Has your district attorney reviewed it to be sure it is adequate? 4. Are you in compliance with relevant regulations? 5. Is your Internet content filtered sufficiently? Policy Considerations
  46. 46. Best Practices
  47. 47. • Listen to others (Twitter: #BYOD, #edtech, #BYOTchat) • If you cannot attend a conference, see if you can identify BYOD presenters to go to your school • 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 Best Practices
  48. 48. Questions
  49. 49. Continue Learning
  50. 50. Your TCEA Social Community Gain insights, solve problems, and share resources Join the BYOT/BYOD Group
  51. 51. TechEdge, TCEA’s quarterly magazine, shares original content from educators and thought leaders on trending topics in each themed issue, which is distributed in print and digital editions every February, May, August, and November. TechEdge is a magazine for educators who like to read and discover new ideas but have limited time to spare. You’ll find new ideas, recommendations, activities, and tips you can use right away to get students engaged and excited about learning.
  52. 52. What are some ways you can help your district plan for BYOD? REFLECTING ON IMPLEMENTING BYOD IN YOUR DISTRICT Thinking it through… Share on Today’s Meet - Tweet #tceatots
  53. 53. This session counts towards requirements for the 21st Century Administrator Certification & Campus Technology Specialist Certification To receive credit for this session or for information about this certification, please go to
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