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Bring Your Own Device

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  1. 1. BYOD – Bring Your Own DeviceTami BlakeIT743Summer 2012
  2. 2.  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
  3. 3.  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
  4. 4. • Bandwidth• Network• Support• Security• Usage Policies• School Owned Devices• Technology Training
  5. 5.  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?
  6. 6.  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
  7. 7.  Make sure infrastructure is adequate Budget for additional equipment and staff Define network access guidelines Evaluate network security
  8. 8.  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
  9. 9.  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?
  10. 10. How are teachers and students using theirmobile devices to enhance learning?
  11. 11.  Sharing content Creating Content Communicating with other students and teachers Study Groups Peer Tutoring Instant messaging Social Media
  12. 12.  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.
  13. 13.  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
  14. 14. And always remember....Technology should enhance the learning experience and not distract from it.