I totally agree that the BYOT program would be more attainable than the 1-to-1 program. I just wish that school leaders would be more willing to allow students to use their own devices. It definitely would be more cost…"
I definitely agree with you that students would be interested and motivated to use the iPads. I attended a webinar in the archives of Classroom 2.0 called, "Using iPads in a Grade One Classroom" by Karen Lireman, a first…"
At least you have cubbies! My classroom has nothing but hooks for students to hang their bookbags on. Plus, I am departmentalized with another teacher, so my students leave for part of the day, and her students come in. I don't know how…"
"Hi Laura. I cannot imagine being in a school without the technology that we have. We currently have two iPads per class, a SMARTboard, ELMO, and five classroom computers. I use them everyday. As a teacher, I see how beneficial they all are and think…"
I am also in an Elementary School and I cannot see BYOT working with my age group. A big issue is the opportunity for theft. We have cubbies, not lockers, so there is no safe place for devices to be kept. Also, I can't get…"
How exciting that you could have iPads at your school! I would love to have iPads as well but unfortunately, it doesn't look like thats happening any time soon. I also like how you brought the week 4 discussion back, it truly…"
"I agree that tablets would make the most sense for initiating a 1-to-1 program. I think tablets are the most versitle and can provide the greatest range of resources for students at every grade level. Tablets are ideal for lower…"
"I agree Carly! Our school has a very similar system implemented and while it is sufficient for now, there is definitely room for improvement. I also think that iPads would be ideal for incorporating a one on one atmosphere with our students. Maybe…"
"I have found that the laptop carts in my school are also constantly being pulled from teachers for rounds of DCAS, SMI and SRI testing. Although we as a school have acquired several carts over the last few years I have not seen an increase in…"
I agree that BYOT isn't an option for our district. Many of my parents won't let their kids use the computer to complete Compass Learning assignments at home. I can't imagine them allowing their students to bring the…"
I agree that it is very frustrating when teachers focus on the negatives of technology. When I encounter this in meetings, I always try to redirect the conversation from focusing on what we don't have and what we can't do, to…"
I think that BYOT provides school districts with limited funding new opportunities to increase their technology offerings. This was the case in my own school district. We were able to focus our financial resources on maintaining a robust…"
I have been involved in both 1:1 and BYOT initiatives in my school district. I am that person responsible for keeping our growing technology program rolling that you refer to. In my experience, the key to being successful on both a technical…"
I feel that the BYOT program has worked out better for us because it gave us more flexibility and really forced us to reassess our priorities. The 1:1 program came along with a tremendous amount of overhead for a small school district such…"
"Not having the infrastructure to carry multiple devices as well as not having wireless access (or security for wireless access) is a huge hurdle! You can overcome it but it is often the first step and the largest! I am kind of shocked…"
Presently, I am a Lower School Technology teacher for a private school, and I am an Adjunct Instructor for Wilmington University. I have the unique privilege to teach both elementary and graduate students! Fun!