Instead of this just being a technology initiative, it really is an instructional initiative,
how to learn with their devices,
expect them to be back-channeling,
Back-channeling is an ongoing conversation on Twitter or an app like Socrative about what students are watching.
Inquiry-based learning grounded in authentic projects go hand in hand with BYOD,
“What we are trying to do is get to transformative use of tech, where kids are doing things they wouldn’t be able to do without the tech,
having many devices in the classroom throughout the inquiry process gives educators and students more opportunities,
The most important thing is
the process of discovery.
ork can be turned in more quickly and graded more efficiently.
One easy way to make it more manageable is to rearrange the classroom to allow more small group work or individual exploration.
most powerful attribute of BYOD
is the ability to extend learning beyond the school day.
the technology in school should be more available for those who don’t bring one. Schools have a centralized location for laptops, rather than a cart or lab, so students can grab a laptop when they need it.
Wendell Berry, likely America’s greatest living writer
The use of project-based learning and place-based education to help students address authentic personal and social problems is becoming more common—or at least more visible.
Learning is different than education. One can be self-directed but supported; the other is led and caused. One is driven by curiosity and the joy of discovery; the other is metered and measured, and a matter of endless policy and mechanization.