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.

All BYOD toolkit files

A zip file containing all of the downloadable BYOD toolkit resources

BYOD Toolkit Resource Matrix

An easy-to-use overview of K-12 Blueprint BYOD Toolkit resources with suggested uses

BYOD Toolkit Overview Infographic

A visual organizer to help support your bring your own device initiatives

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

Mobile Scenarios for K-12

This technology taxonomy shows a range of use of mobile devices in the classroom

Mobile Learning: the Next Wave of K-12 Education Innovation

Students and faculty want to use digital tools in an educational environment like they do at home 

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

Sample AUP: Allen Independent School District

Use this BYOD Acceptable Use Policy as a model from which you can adapt and create your own

Sample AUP: Corcoran Unified School District

Use this BYOD Acceptable Use Policy as a model from which you can adapt and create your own

Sample AUP: Forsyth County Schools

Use this BYOD Acceptable Use Policy as a model from which you can adapt and create your own

Sample AUP: Oak Hills Local School District

Use this BYOD Acceptable Use Policy as a model from which you can adapt and create your own


Tips to help you comply with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act

BYOD Fairs Put Ed-Tech on Display

A BYOD Fair demystifies education technology while empowering communities 

BYOD Fairs Put Ed-Tech on Display

Download and adapt this document to use for your own BYOD Fair

Funding a BYOD Program

Tips to get low-income children the technology they need to succeed with a BYOD program

Funding Your Own BYOD Program

Set your team straight on the advantages and challenges of BYOD

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.

1:1, BYO and Blended Learning in Riverside, CA

As the result of an outcomes-focused, technology-rich learning initiative, students, teachers, and parents at this southern California district are energized and excited, achievement is on the rise, and RUSD is earning recognition as a leader in 21st century education reform.

Getting a Great Head Start in Poway, CA

The one-to-one approach taken by the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) in San Diego County is as differentiated as the student learning. Principals, teachers and students – many of them as young as five years old – have a major say in what technology is selected and how it is used.

Happy in New Berlin (WI) with a Hybrid 1:1/BYO Program

“Our current tech journey began three years ago when we looked at our IT plan,” says Larry Lueck, director of learning technology for Wisconsin's School District of New Berlin (SDNB). “We were at the end of our three-year cycle and figuring out how to move forward.”

Quality Learning and Superior Performance for All

Oak Hills Local School District in Ohio has implemented a successful BYOD program that permits both students and staff to bring in their own devices. The district decided to try BYOD because they believe that using technology in the classroom will help to prepare their high school students for work in the 21st century world.

BYOD Empowers Educators to Facilitate Learning

The success of BYOD in Forsyth County Schools is due in large part to its strong network of technology advocates. The district school board and local community are very supportive of instructional technology and have high expectations for its use.

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.

Student with an iPad
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.

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Marrying Intel-Powered Chromebooks and BYOD for Equitable Access, Engagement and Learning

HP Chromebooks with Intel® processors and chipsets have helped California’s Fairfield-Suisun USD solve access and networking issues.

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.

IT Advice From Experts Beyond the Education World

At a recent conference about infrastructure and end-user support, I found some interesting insights about mobile device management, BYOD, and overall mobility strategy.

SIIA’s 2013 Visions K-20 Survey

In its annual survey, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) looked at BYOD adoption and at the overall question of technology integration at different grade levels.



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