Today’s dilemma….what do you think?
I’ve been of two minds about BYOD (bring your own device) in schools. The forward thinking educator in me abhors the idea of requiring students to power down when they arrive at school. As adults we don’t turn off our phones or tablets when we’re at work; we simply learn the etiquette of how to keep them silent and use them to enhance, not hamper what we do. That’s a skill I want the students at my school to learn. Many already seem to have gotten the lesson down.
The liberal minded ex-Bay Area guy I am hears the word “equity” whispered in the wind. What of the kids who don’t have smartphones or tablets? I would have been one of those kids. If we encourage students to use the technology in class that they carry with them every day, will those whose personal technology is a #2 pencil and…
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