Why are some boards, schools and teachers supporting BYOD?

  • Differentiation
  • Personalization
  • Ownership
  • Responsibility
  • Anytime learning
  • Merging of formal and informal learning
  • Frees up school-owned technology for students without their own devices


Alberta Education Research Report: Bring Your Own Device: A Guide for Schools
ASCD: On Board with BYOD: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct12/vol70/num02/On-Board-with-BYOD.aspx

What are people Against BYOD Saying?

  • need robust devices for computer sciences, media creation, not just social use of technology
  • need to ensure schools still have media labs with high-powered computers for robust uses
  • classrooms need to have a variety of devices available still
  • school networks need to be robust
  • equity needs to be ensured and considered
  • potential widening of the digital divide with some students having devices 24/7 and others not having access
  • teacher learning required
  • BYOD - Worst Idea of the 21st Century - http://stager.tv/blog/?p=2397