BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Posted: August 31, 2011 in learning, Punk Learning
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My school has a strict no phone policy. However, I am extremely interested and inspired by mobile learning both in and out of the classroom. I want to use QR codes, Augmented Reality and educational mobile Apps. I want to encourage my students to take photos, create videos and record podcasts. I want to create opportunities for my students to research the internet, use collaborative Web 2.0 sites and use their devices to post onto blogs. I want to flip my classroom and allow my students to view videos and presentations from their mobile devices.

What’s the plan? Well, (after I have received permission from SLT – obviously!) I will choose a specific group to trial, investigate what devices they own – possibly setting up a collaborative form in GoogleDocs, work with the Network Manager about using the school’s wireless network, write home to parents, plan engaging and inspiring lessons and then…ask my students to BYOD!!

Big thanks to @pauldavidmac and @JamiePortman for helping me along with this learning journey – and obviuosly this is only the beginning! All resources and thoughts along the way will appear on the blog – watch this space!

The PDF of this poster can be downloaded here – byod

Some useful reading around BYOD

BYOD Empowers Educators to Facilitate Learning by @convergemag

ADL Mobile Learning Handbook 

How could you use a Mobile Phone for Learning?

Interesting ways to use a Mobile Phone… from @tombarrett

..and a wonderful blog post on how to actually plan for a BYOD class

How would I prepare to teach a BYOD class? by Darren Kuropatwa @dkuropatwa

……and a fantastic article to help persuade non believers about the impact of mobile learning

Tool for Learning or Distraction?   thanks to @pauldavidmac for pointing this out.

………….and a fantastic article on the power of mobile learning

The Case for teaching texting by David Didau AKA @LearningSpy


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  2. John H. says:

    The high rate of introduction of employee-owned smartphones/tablets is great in many ways; the convenience, the productivity boost, the practicality, and yes, having more fun with your work.

    That does not mean the risks of doing so should be ignored. Find out how YOU can properly facilitate the introduction of employee-owned smartphones in your workplace.

    Come to today’s B.Y.O.D. event hosted by Fiberlink!

  3. Good luck. I’m in a similar position at my new place so I’m going to follow your lead… maybe a term or two behind so I can learn from your successes and mistakes ;-}

    • taitcoles says:

      mistakes?? only challenges my friend!

      Should be an exciting time – I’m looking forward to it. Think BYOD classes could be the way forward for schools with a ban on mobiles and also in this “cut price” education climate that we are in at the moment.

      Good luck at your new school mate – keep in touch


  4. I’m looking forward to learning how this all plays out in your classroom!

    That blog post of mine has become a byod workshop. Feel free to grab anything from there you think might be useful. I intend to keep building it up over time. I’ll probably add some resources or ideas fromt he links you’ve shared here. Thanks for that!

    • taitcoles says:

      Your blog really inspired me, I really liked the way you set out what teachers actually need to DO to set up a BYOD class.

      I’ll use my blog to share resources and write about my journey.

      Thanks once again, Tait

  5. Fortunately, my school has a strict encourage students to use phones in class so I’m all set. Thanks for collating all these articles – will wade through them.

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