School Embraces Students Bringing Technology Devices to Classroom

During social studies class, eighth-grader Elliott Headden sketches timelines on his iPad 3. While in math class, he writes math problems using his finger on the iPad screen and shows his teacher the calculations and solutions. In science class Headden uses a search engine app to look up quick facts, such as the sugar content in bananas or the population of the world.

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Transitions to Digital Media

Are school libraries on the way out?

Creating Device-Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes

Ron Milliner, director of the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education (KATE), gives teachers insights into how to sculpt successful lesson plans for schools implementing bring your own device programs.

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Urbana (Ohio) Students Utilize Own Technology for Learning

Urbana Junior High and High School students no longer getting in trouble for bringing out Kindles or iPads, thanks to a new Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) pilot program.

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A Tablet in Every L.A. Student's Backpack?

Superintendent Deasy wants to give each L.A. Unified student a high-tech device. That would mean 700,000 pieces of digital equipment costing about $450 million, not counting more than $200 million (and possibly double that) to update the campus' wireless Internet service. But his plan needs work.

Deasy's request for a first-phase infusion of $17.4 million in school bond money fell short by one vote.The vote was only advisory, and the school board could still approve the expenditure, but for now Deasy's office says he has no plans to bring it up again, and that's a good idea.

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Marion County (Fla.) Schools Learn to Manage BYOD

In 2008, long before "bring your own device" was a buzz term, administrators at Marion County (Fla.) Public Schools (MCPS) were looking for an alternative to a one-to-one laptop program. Scott Hansen, chief information officer, says that one-to-one just wasn't feasible for the 42,000-student district, so administrators considered other options.

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Managing BYOD Effectively

Innovative tools provide low-cost Internet access and help district leaders keep students and infrastructure safe.

Some Schools Tell Students to Bring Own Technology

Not so long ago, most school districts had very strict policies: Leave your cellphones and laptops at home.

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Valley Schools Telling Students to Bring Own Technology

In Kara Kujawa's seventh-grade science class at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, her students are used to hearing, "Get out your devices."

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Fayette Schools Students Prepare of BYOT Thanks to Alum

If you have a child who gets bored in class, Travis Allen could serve as an inspiration.

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