Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)

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.


Alberta Education- Research and Publications

Bring Your Own Devices: A Guide for Schools by Alberta Education

Bring Your Own Technology | ETEC 522 

The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom

The Next Revolution in School Tech: Bring Your Own Device

20 BYOD Resources for the 21st Century Schools 

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