BYOD Awesomness

A very possible solution to use in your school.

According to Wikipedia...

Bring your own device (BYOD)—also called bring your own technology (BYOT), bring your own phone (BYOP), and bring your own PC (BYOPC)—refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and to use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. The term is also used to describe the same practice applied to students using personally owned devices in education settings.

Why BYOD for Blended Learning?

BYOD can be used in a Blended Learning environment because it increases student ownership of the device, provides the student with a device that they are already familiar with and minimizes technical difficulties because of the student device ownership.

BYOD Uses

BYOD primarily focuses on web-based resources due to the lack of uniformity of pre-installed applications. Below is a small list of available resources that can be used in a classroom BYOD environment.
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Classroom Use

Using BYOD in your classroom is as simple as needing to use technology to enhance instruction. But don't feel obligated to use it all the times. Be sure you properly communicate with your students when it is appropriate to use the technology and when it is used be sure to be visible and actively monitor it's use at all times.

Created By...

Andy Boell, West Point Public Schools.