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Goals of BYOD

The goal of a BYOD initiative is to support and enhance student learning and should be aligned directly to student learning outcomes. Effectively using these devices can ensure that our students are more productive, conduct better research, become more digitally literate, and develop into digitally responsible citizens. Although our students are very proficient on their own devices, it is up to us as educators to make sure that they are used as effective teaching and learning tools.

BYOD Tools and Resources

Students are bringing their devices to school. Now what do you do with them?

There are many apps that can be used to support a BYOD initiative. Some widely used apps include:

  • Skitch
  • Evernote
  • Today’s Meet
  • Infuse Learning
  • Zondle
  • Socrative
  • Gaggle
  • Vimeo
  • Brain Pop
  • Live Binders
  • Edmodo
  • Whiteboard
  • Class Dojo
  • Quizlet
  • Khan Academy
  • Bit.ly
  • Twitter
  • Popplet
  • Sliderocket
  • Wikispaces
  • Poll Everywhere
  • VoiceThready
  • Studyblue
  • QR Stuff
  • Code Academy
  • Scratch (MIT)
  • Tynker
  • EasyBib
  • Discovery
  • Padlet
  • Atomic Learning
  • The App Builder

Please visit this BYOD Symbaloo for links to each one of these tools.

Visit this BYOD Pinterest Page for more information on managing your BYOD program.

Visit this page for device agnostic tools that can be used on any device. No more worrying about who brings in what type of device.

VIsit this page for information on matching tools to tasks and learning outcomes.

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Managing Your BYOD Classroom

Use signage to indicate when BYOD use is appropriate and when it is not.
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BYOD Classroom Management Video

10 Ways Your Students Can BYOD in Your Classroom

10 Ways Students Can BYOD
Listen to this BAM Education Radio Podcast: When Students are as Smart as Their Teacher

One approach to integrating technology in classrooms is called BYOD- Bring Your Own Device. In this segment we talk about how BYOD fundamentally changes the classroom dynamic and what teachers need to be prepared to do when student have access to as much knowledge as they do.

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