BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is gaining popularity in many schools as a way of increasing access to technology without the cost of purchasing a device for each student. This toolkit is designed to help you evaluate the pros, cons and logistics of bringing student-owned technology into the classroom.

Getting Started with BYOD

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Planning and Implementation Framework

Developing a successful BYOD program requires extensive planning, communication, and ongoing evaluation

BYOD Implementation Challenges

Although there are many benefits to implementing a BYOD program, it is not without its challenges

BYOD Presentation for District Administrators

Introduce district administrators to the benefits and challenges of BYOD.

BYOD Presentation for Educators

Introduce educators to the benefits and challenges of BYOD

District Readiness Checklist

Determine your school or district's readiness for BYOD

Teacher Readiness Checklist

Evaluate your readiness before opening your classroom to student-owned devices


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The Next National Education Technology Plan

Learn of the high-level goals of this 2016 plan—such as Leadership, Learning, Teaching, Assessment, and Infrastructure

Adaptive Learning Systems

Familiarize yourself with popular adaptive learning tools and platforms

Teaching in the Age of BYOD

Discover tools poised to further teacher professional development, BYOD integration, and blended learning

Much Ado About BYOD

See how BYOD looks in a typical classroom, and learn what considerations must be taken before implementation

Going 1:1 with BYOD

Review the challenges, considerations, and benefits of using BYOD as a way of achieving 1:1 learning in your classroom

Getting Parent Support for BYOD

See how principals, teachers and administrators can plan on how to involve parents in the BYOD process

Five Ways of Making BYOD Work in the Classroom

Discover the simple approaches to help make a BYOD practice run smoothly

BYOD Apps and Tools

Explore these BYOD-friendly apps, tools and resources

NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition

A comprehensive, 54-page report serving as a straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists

Horizon Report Digital Toolkit: 2016 K-12 Edition

This toolkit was developed as a way to start planning to harness the power of emerging technologies for your students, teachers, administrators and communities

BYOD + District-Provided Devices = A Winning Solution in Wake County

In this large NC district, the goal wasn’t 1:1 – it was offering students multiple ways to learn, collaboratively, with help from the technology of their choosing.

Math is One of Many Stars at Walter Payton Prep

Math teams and contests, exciting electives, collaborative problem solving, and a culture of experimentation and exploration make this Chicago Magnet School a very special place.

Miami-Dade Focuses on Equity in its 1:1 Initiative

When you’re planning a 1:1 initiative for a district the size of Miami-Dade Public Schools – the nation’s fourth-largest district – it’s crucial to have the infrastructure and a PD plan in place, along with a vision and support at every level.

BYO, Chromebooks and Innovative Learning in Southeast Texas

A robust wireless infrastructure, Google Apps for Education, student-owned devices, and Acer Chromebooks are the perfect backdrop for innovative classroom learning in Dayton ISD.

Parent Challenges and Solutions During COVID-19

With the right tools and the abandonment of perfection as a goal, curiosity and joy of learning can still occur with parents connected to the process like never before.

Students Using Laptops During Lecture
RIP PC? Not So Fast…

As the mobile PC market in education continues to grow, the competition between platforms is expected to intensify, with implications across the ed-tech industry.

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Understanding the Value of Touch when Choosing a Device

Discover how touch-based, convertible laptops are changing the definition of effective learning with technology by downloading this free white paper.  

The Golden Age of School Technology

As districts employ substantive changes to incorporate educational technology, Craig Williams takes stock and looks to the future. 

(Even More) Tips for Going 1:1 or BYO

This annotated collection of resources – revised since it originally appeared in 2013 – mines the K-12 Blueprint archives for advice on launching and sustaining one-to-one or BYO in your school or district.

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Apples to Apple: iOS 9.3 in Education

The report iOS 9.3 in Education: Assessment and Evaluation reviews and evaluates Apple's latest tablet operating system release within the context of education.

Sad News for a School’s BYOC: Bring Your Own Carnival

In what ways are BYOD programs fueling inequities in schools? View Elliott Levine's insights for an examination of the issue. 

BYOD: A Four-letter Word for Parents and Schools?

Is your school or district considering the implications of BYOD? Read Elliott Levine's post to view important issues at hand! 

BYOD – Consider Your Options Carefully

BYOD programs come in a variety of forms. Discover which choices are the best fit for your school or district. 

BYOD Considerations for K12 Schools

While BYOD may seem a natural evolution of education technology, district leaders need to carefully consider what they are trying to achieve with a BYOD program and how that program is implemented.



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