BYOD / BYOT – Getting started

BYOTThursday 16th July 2015

When schools begin their journey down the BYOT path – leveraging students’ own technologies to support the curriculum – much planning time is often focussed on which device (or devices) will be acceptable, how these devices will connect to the school network, how apps will be controlled, and other ‘technical’ hardware and software support issues. (Not to mention policy development and community engagement.)

While all of this discussion and planning is relevant, it is not the most important ingredient in a successful BYOT model. 

How students’ devices are used in the classroom, and the easy availability of relevant online content, is the key factor in a successful BYOT model.

The pedagogy is more important than the technology.

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