Thursday, April 19, 2018

Why would I buy my child a tablet device for school?

In my job I often get asked by schools to participate in their BYOD Parent Information Nights. These can be interesting events depending on the amount of preparation that has gone on with the school community. 

I sometimes find that the school has not clearly articulated the reasons, uses and evaluation of a proposed BYOD program. Sometimes the school can not articulate it themselves. This can be problematic when we are asking parents to fork out 100's of dollars for a device.

In a attempt to support schools I produced the document below. I know it is lengthy but it has not necessarily been written to be distributed to all parents. What it does do is inform the conversation between a school and it's community about why it might be important to have a conversation about students owned devices and the benefits of these devices to their learning.

Click on the image to read the full document

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