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Overview and Purpose

The bring your own device (BYOD) movement has grown rapidly the last few years. "In fact, about 83% of U.S. schools school districts ... plan to have policies allowing student devices to be used in the classroom for learning" (Kolb, 2018). With this movement toward one-to-one devices, it is essential that teachers, students, parents, and administration have a mutual understanding regarding the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. A well developed BYOD policy will ensure that students remain on task and engaged throughout the learning process. To ensure that technology is used properly in the subject area, educators must have a strong understanding of how the resource supports learning and ties directly to the learning objective. The use of technology can be a seamless transition if educators are willing to develop a well structured policy in agreement with students, parents, and administrators.

Needs Assessment

Problem: The bring your own device (BYOD) movement has grown rapidly the last few years. "In fact, about 83% of U.S. schools school districts ... plan to have policies allowing student devices to be used in the classroom for learning" (Kolb, 2018). With this movement toward one-to-one devices, it is essential that teachers, students, parents, and administration have a mutual understanding regarding the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. A well developed BYOD policy will ensure that students remain on task and engaged throughout the learning process. To ensure that technology is used properly in the subject area, educators must have a strong understanding of how the resource supports learning and ties directly to the learning objective. The use of technology can be a seamless transition if educators are willing to develop a well structured policy in agreement with students, parents, and administrators.

What is To Be Learned:

Participants in this course can expect to design a BYOD policy and implement technological tools into their everyday classroom.

Learners:

This course is designed for teachers in a secondary mathematics classroom. It is aimed at assisting teachers who wish to implement a BYOD policy into their classroom and incorporate technology tools that will benefit their students' understanding.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Manage a BYOD policy that will ensure a successful learning environment.
  • Explore technological resources that can be implemented in high school mathematics and develop an activity that can be used in the classroom.
  • Troubleshoot potential elements of technological devices in the classroom.

Performance-Based Objectives

To demonstrate learning, the participants will:

  • Create a BYOD policy that can be implemented in the classroom.
  • Develop a technology resource for a mathematics classroom and summarize how the application will enhance the lesson.
  • Generate a Google Document for potential troubleshooting elements.

Modules

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Module 1

Module 1: Implementing A Successful BYOD Policy

Learners will understand what a BYOD policy is and create a policy that can be implemented in their own classroom.

Module 2

Module 2: Utilizing Technology In Mathematics

Learners will develop a technology resource for a mathematics classroom and summarize how the application will enhance the lesson.

Module 3

Module 3: Finding Solutions For Technology Issues

Learners will troubleshoot potential elements of technological devices in the classroom.

References and Resources

1. Liz Kolb. (2018). Ensuring Equity In Your BYOD Classroom. ISTE Journal.

2. Ulmer, R. (n.d.). Steps for Implementing a Successful BYOD Program at Your School. Retrieved April 10, 2018, from https://www.sutori.com/story/steps-for-implementing-a-successful-byod-program-at-your-school

3. BYOD. (2016, September 13). Retrieved from https://www.k12blueprint.com/toolkits/byod