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1. There are many Pros and Cons on the subject of whether or not schools should implement BYOD plans. For example, one Pro would be that teachers can update their practices to include fun, new activities utilizing technology. A con would be that because it is up to the parents to provide the learning device, each student will have a different device, if they are even able to provide one at all.

2. BYOD plans are not a "One Size Fits All" deal. When schools implement BYOD plans, much thought, planning and preparation must occur in order to be effective. Each school has different needs, abilities, and usages for the technology

3. BYOD plans and 1:1 plans are 2 of the growing trends in education today. The main difference between the plans is that in a 1:1 program, the school system provides a number of devices to the students, which are still owned by the district. BYOD is when students bring their own learning device from home to use during school hours.

4. As Lenie George explained in his Skype talk with our class, BYOD does hardly anything to change teacher practice on its own. Teachers must be willing and ready to use technology in their classrooms prior to the implementation of a BYOD plans. Teachers may have some issues getting started, but once they are comfortable with the plans, things should smooth over easily.

5. The use of technology in the classroom can truly benefit both teachers and students. Students have a desire to use technology, and when utilized correctly and in a meaningful way, students can reach a much stronger connection with the topics they are learning. BYOD is also a great opportunity for teachers to teach students the importance of Digital Citizenship, as shown in the 3rd photo below.