Most schools nowadays are implementing BYOD's (Bring Your Own Device) into everyday learning. What is BYOD and how can my students be productive using BYOD?
Watch the following videos and answer the above questions:
1. Why BYOD?
2. BYOD in the 21st Century
3. BYOD for Students
BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. Most schools allow students to bring their device to class and use it for educational purposes. Of course, your teacher AND your parents must approve before doing so. BYOD can be very helpful to both the school and the students. Your probably thinking, "How?" Well, for one, students are more comfortable and know their own device better than they do the school computers. BYOD, also, allows those students who can't afford devices or whose parents won't allow them to carry theirs to school, to receive their own computer at school instead of having to share with others. My point being, if you have all these other students bringing their own device, then there are more available computers for students who don't/can't bring their own device. Another plus to BYOD is when something happens to a students device they most likely know how to fix it (I mean that's kids for you these days, they know everything about technology), but if they were using a school computer they would have to wait for someone to come fix it, which could take days. Also, especially if they're working on a project, they will already have everything on their device and can easily work on it at home.
There are so many up sides to BYOD, but students need to keep in mind a few things. One, this is a privilege, it can easily be taken away. Two, they are responsible for their device, not the school and not the teacher. Last, their device should always be used for educational purposes!