A BYOD policy, or bring-your-own-device policy, is a set of rules for student-owned PCs, smartphones and tablets. Do you have a tablet – or perhaps a couple – that you’d like to use in your classroom, but aren’t sure how to use and share them effectively with all of your students? In this episode, we take a question from Cynthia Miller, a technology resource teacher. Cynthia is seeking advice on:
How to implement a BYOD policy in your classroom or school.
Introducing new technology into your classroom and trying to take into consideration and plan for all the things that could happen – both intentional and unintentional – can sometimes be intimidating. Creating a BYOD policy will help students understand that having a device is a responsibility and that they are to be used to improve learning not distract from it.
Fun Tech Tools To Add To Your Devices:
- Duolingo – Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It’s fun, easy, and scientifically proven.
- Classwish – Lets people contribute to fund any K-12 school or teacher in the country.
- Donors Choose – Connects teachers in high-need communities with donors who want to help.
- Freecycle – A grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns
- Teacher Lists – Quickly Create and Share Your Teacher Wishlists with Parents
A BYOD policy, or bring-your-own-device policy, is a set of rules governing a corporate IT department’s level of support for employee-owned PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Related Videos at SimpleK12.com’s Teacher Learning Community:
- Tablet Management in the 1-Tablet (or few-tablet) Classroom
- Join Monica Burns as she shares structures and routines to make your tablet implementation a success! Whether you share tablets among different classes, use a single tablet, a class set, or only a few, learn how to train students to use them properly, manage usage, and keep tablets organized and clean.