In Alaska, BYOT
is playing out in a variety of ways.
After all, 1:1 programs distributing, say, iPads to students, plus BYOD, BYOT
, and other permutations of a mobile educational environment are shown to extend learning opportunities.
Programs like BYOT
represent savings to a school, because students use their own devices and pay for their own data plans.
This annual "sisterhood and friendship" luncheon for UCP, at Michael's On East, is billed as a BYOT
event--that means bring your own tiara.
Digital curricula, 1-to-1 programs, BYOT
initiatives and Common Core textbooks are driving a growing crowd of students and teachers online, both at school and at home.
Online opinions range from Eric Sheninger's "BYOT
: An Idea Whose Time Has Come" to Gary Stager's "BYOD--Worst Idea of the 21st Century?" And that range can be found in almost every conversation about it.
"Rethinking how to get to a ubiquitous technology environment is critical in these tough economic times," says CoSN CEO Keith Kreuger, "and buying a device for every child is unscalable in most places." This fact has driven the new trend of using student-owned devices--such as iPads, smartphones and MP3 players--known as "bring your own technology" (BYOT
) or "bring your own device" (BYOD).
is a way for students to personalize their learning experience.
So it seems natural to bring these devices into our workflow, whether through BYOT
programs, 1:1 programs, or carts in every classroom.