Presentation on theme: "BYOD: Next Steps Dr. Laura Spencer Coordinator of Instructional Technology."— Presentation transcript:
BYOD: Next Steps Dr. Laura Spencer Coordinator of Instructional Technology
What Others Are Saying “BYOT is about more than just having everyone connected to the internet at school. It’s about incorporating technology into the curriculum and equipping our students with the technological skills needed to succeed in the future.” - Dr. Ahangarzadeh, Director of California’s Technical Statewide Education Technology Services at SDCOE
Board Policy Adds a definition for Personal Electronic Device (PED) Smartphones Digital audio players (iPods or MP3 players) Laptop computers Tablet computers (iPads, eReaders, etc) Portable game players Any new technology developed with similar capabilities.
Administrative Regulation Adds ability to search device PED device may be searched in accordance with law, and/or the device may be turned over to law enforcement, when warranted.
Exhibit – Acceptable Use Policy Rewritten to sound like a “Responsible Use Policy.” Positive “I” statements support character education program and digital ethics.
What Others Are Saying “Kids have technology in their pockets and [are] taking them to school, but trying to hide them from teachers and from their parents. What we’re trying to do is have the kids take them out of their pockets and use [them] for instruction.” - Coord of Ed Technology, Forsyth County, GA
Equity of Access BYOD does not mean 1:1 Availability of classroom devices Cost Savings = More devices Device is a tool, not a necessity for student success
What Others Are Saying “a horrible idea … I had the normal parent concerns, you know, are things going to get broken? Are they going to get lost or stolen? And what about those kids that don’t have technology that they could take to school?” But as the program got underway, she saw “how much the kids were able to do with it in the classroom. I found that it was a phenomenal idea.” - Parent of 2 of a BYOD program
Engaging Parents Common Core Campaign Teacher-Directed Curriculum nights Program Informational nights Shadow Your Student Day FAQ website with resources Connect2Compete “Petting Zoo” - Assistance with device selection
What Others Are Saying “The concept of BYOD is not related to occurrences of Cyber-bullying; it's neither an exacerbative factor nor a solution to the problem. The reality is that Cyber-bullying prevention is only accomplished through education. BYOD does not enhance this behavior nor dissuade it.” – IT Director, Paso Robles, CA
Creating Digital Citizens Common Sense Media curriculum 5 Modules Privacy Cyberbullying Communication Creative Credit Search Required before BYOD implementation “The heart of any BYOD program is digital citizenship.” - Lee Crockett