Flip This in Your Classroom: BYOD
Bring Your Own Device Top Ten
One: Anyplace at Anytime Learning
Two: Personalized Learning
Three: Liberate Learning
Students can manage the content they use and the ways in which they demonstrate their knowledge. The teacher becomes the facilitator of continuous learning and focus on instructional strategies. By 2016, 100% of K12 students will use mobile handheld devices in education.
Four: Replicate Future Work Environment
School districts have the responsibility to prepare their graduates to be career and/or college ready. IBM is the largest company to adopt a BYOD policy. Presently, only 80,000 of their employees use their own devices, but they hope to extend the program to include all 440,000. Nearly two-thirds of CIOs expect the desk phone to disappear within five years, with PCs being the next in line. Very recent reports indicate that the BYOD movement continues to reshape the workplace and even the perception of "a" workplace. Practice with BYOD in K12 education will better prepare students for the workplace.
Five: Easing Budget Demands
Technology is expensive and costly to replace. Moving to BYOD helps to ease the budget demands on schools. It allows for the most effective use of current technologies since students/parents finance devices. This allows schools to devote needed funding to other programs or technologies. By 2014, K12 school districts will cut hardware purchases by 30%.
Six: Bridging the Gap
BYOD can engage students and parents in learning at school and at home.(Ofsted2011) Learning can become easier if they can integrate in their daily lives. As educators, we can no longer ask our students to unplug from technology as they enter our classrooms.
Seven: Teachable Moments
Eight: Student Expertise
Nine: Driven by Pedagogy
Rapid-fire changes in educational technology gives little time for solid research on educational effectiveness. BYOD is driven by pedagogy. Initiating a BYOD, technology-infused environment will demand the attention of each stakeholder and making certain all needs are in place: curriculum, instruction, equity and infrastructure.