BYOD Strategies and Solutions
Mr. Fernandez advises, among other things, that
The School policy must also clearly define what is the intended use of the personal communication devices? What are the students allowed to use the device for, when are they allowed to use it, and most importantly what are the consequences for misuse of the device. A well written policy puts all of the responsibility and liability within the student and not the teacher, administration or school. This basically means that if a student visits an inappropriate web site or takes inappropriate pictures on their device while on campus or more specifically in class then they are 100% liable and not the school or teacher. As you proceed through this process you are going to want to make sure that you have parent involvement and permission in these kinds of initiatives. Parents need to fully understand the goals of the learning environment that you are trying to create.
Hm. Well.... no, I haven't done that yet. So should I just hold off on any BYOD use until I have? What about you? Do you have a BYOD classroom and how did you prepare? Did you send a letter home specifically addressing your plan to allow BYOD?