What is BYOT?
2. Technology is expensive. Even if we get everything we need, we'd need it all again in five years.
3. Schools and districts are looking for solutions that are good investments of limited funding.
Salem Pilot Program
What We Know So Far
- The scope of the pilot at Salem is still to be determined. We are waiting on details and guidelines.
- As a pilot school, participants will receive training and we will have a coach working with us for the duration of the pilot.
- Specific decisions will be made here on site: classroom procedures, handbook/policy changes, PBIS/Discipline integration, etc.
- Depending on timetable for the pilot, students may be connecting to Lunenberg or to another network. If it's Lunenberg, we are not allowed to give out that password currently, but we can put it in for them. If another network is set up, it will have a simple password that we will be allowed to distribute. There will not be any kind of guest access.
- This will require lots of hands-on instruction: digital citizenship, AUP review, cloud learning, cyberbullying, app downloads, etc. This would be something to consider within your pacing constraints.
- Students will be getting Google Apps accounts in the very near future (like some time in March). This is a game-changer, people. Google Drive. Google Docs. Calendar. YouTube channels. Functionality with Edmodo. If you're not excited about this, don't worry, I'm excited enough for you. All of you.
- Other than that, we really don't know a whole lot, but it will be coming soon.
What to do Right Now
- Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1
- Five Questions Parents Should Ask About BYOD
- SAMR Model for Technology Integration (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redirection)
- Don't Plan for Technology; Plan for Learning