Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)… It’s become a buzz phrase in schools across the country. But what does it really mean? How will it affect instruction? And most importantly, as Gwinnett County Public Schools moves in this direction, what do students, parents, and teachers need to know about this topic?
We anticipate students will use their own technology more and more as part of the teaching and learning process.
Most Gwinnett schools have active BYOD programs, some in select classrooms and others schoolwide, with more schools adding BYOD access as instructional needs are identified. Students' use of their personal devices is based on specific instructional needs and how students’ devices will support those needs. Using the school's Wi-Fi network for Internet access, students can access online tools and instructional content in a filtered, safe, and secure environment. And students can demonstrate their learning through use of multi-media.
BYOD allows students to "power up" their learning and safely expands the walls of our classrooms to increase learning opportunities.
The following links represent digital tools that are supporting student engagement and strengthening the learning process: