Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD is recent curricular trend in grades K-12 that has brought great ideas and great controversy to education. Allowing students to bring and use their own technology devices will help move school closer to a 1-1 student to technology ratio. There are multiple ways to integrate BYOD into education. It will increase students interest and participation, provide differentiation of class work and assessments, inquiry based learning and more. Students will be able to listen to a lecture on podcast while teacher works with a small group, listen to guest lectures on a webcam, speak with a native speaker of a language they’re studying, collaborate with other students, and much more. Much of the research looks at student engagement, interest and new ways of learning. Technology is being adapted into college curriculum; BYOD is preparing our students for college and career readiness.
This is an excerpt from this wonderful interactive image embedded below. Hover your mouse over each item to access more resources on BYOD. But before you start exploring this interactive image , let me share with you this interesting video showing how Fairfax County Public Schools are using BYOD to encourage students to bring personal devices to help with their instruction, including laptops, iPads and smart phones.