As our students get older, they become more responsible…we hope. A laptop or tablet has replaced the notebook and pen over the past few years since our present technological explosion. Many students can’t wait until the age that their teachers allow them to bring in their own devices. Unfortunately, no matter the level, not all students are encouraged to bring technology into the classroom. And those that are encouraged to do so, may not be doing it for the right reasons.
Being the first school in the area to allow students to bring their own devices (BYOD) may help a school sound progressive and current. However, if they do not have the proper infrastructure and are not prepared for the change of culture that this can have, the schools only look good on paper. BYOD can create positive changes to a teacher’s instructional practices.
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