This short piece has some good points on the benefits of students using their own devices in school.

Article highlights include:

  • I feel that it is our job as educators to teach students how to use something properly rather than ban it because it makes us uncomfortable.

  • Personal technology is loaded with your calendar, your contacts, your preferred applications, and organized the way that makes sense to you. Students become better organized, more productive, and have the potential to be self-directed learners when they use their personal technology.

  • We either get on board with technology because it’s an integral part of our students’ existence or we get left behind, and schools can’t afford to get left behind.

  • In arguments of equity, researchers and practioners found that BYOT was beneficial to students who lacked their own device because it opened up the availability of school owned technology.

Posted from Diigo.

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