14 Tips to Make BYOD Programs Work for You

By Patrick Peterson, THE Journal

Schools that experiment with bring-your-own-device policies have reduced their costs but must cope with a variety of student devices, some of which don’t meet minimum standards for computer instruction. And if a student misuses a device, it could be taken away from him or her, creating the exact opposite situation that benefits education. Naturally, the student who is prone to misuse a device is often a student who needs the device most. Textbooks don’t generate such tricky issues. “How many teachers take away a textbook because students are misbehaving with it?” said West Coast-based educator Susan Brooks-Young, one of a trio of experts who conducted a BYOD workshop at FETC 2016 in Orlando. The educators who attended the workshop listed the pros and cons of having students supply their own computers for schoolwork.


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