Our school is piloting a Bring Your Own Technology program this fall.
I am very excited about this and have made a list of ideas for this fall. However, in my position, I am not sure what to expect in terms of my students and the devices they will have available to them.
Students are not required to bring their own technology and teachers are not required to use it. For those without personal devices, we still have 2.5 computer labs available and a cart of 20 laptops that have been vandalized. (We are hoping that students will take better care of their own technology???)
And at this time, I still do not know what I am teaching this fall. School starts in less than a month (no official countdown at this time) and I don’t have a schedule. I don’t know which teachers, which subjects, or which grade levels I will be working with. (This has been the hardest part of my summer…not knowing.)
Despite this, I have created a survey for whatever class I may end up in. I plan to share this with my co-teachers and other staff members as I am also on the technology committee.
This BYOT First Day Survey will help us get a better feel for what we can do in our classrooms with BYOT.Afterthought: Thinking about this today during professional development, I think I need to add a question texting/data packages. If they do not have unlimited texting or unlimited data, we would need to keep that in mind.
- Intro to the First Week of BYOT (byotnetwork.com)
- Building BYOT (mossfreestone.com)
- Getting Teachers and Parents Comfortable with BYOT (insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wordpress.com)
- Top 10 requirements for great mobile BYOT/BYOD (clouducation.wordpress.com)
- 5 Best Practices for BYOT in the Classroom (insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wordpress.com)
- First 5 Lessons Learned In Our First Year Of BYOT (myweb4ed.net)