The combination of students and mobile phones has long been a source of anxiety for teachers. -Nick Morrison, “The Next Revolution in School Tech: Bring Your Own Device“
As suggested by the acronym, BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) is an emerging trend in education. Not only are students in some classrooms encouraged to bring their own devices, but they are invited to use them in the class. Understandably, BYOD can be a source of anxiety for teachers, given that devices can be distracting when not used for its intended purpose. Issues such as digital citizenship and privacy must also be considered. With careful planning, bringing one’s own devices can wonderfully enhance their learning experience. A number of resources and articles exploring both sides of the issue are listed below for your reference.