What is the Secret to a Successful BYOD Program?

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Tips for successfully implementing BYOD.

Nothing is worse than launching a BYOD initiative that fails. Don’t let that happen to you! Take the time and do things right. To have a successful BYOD program you should:

  • Establish a reliable infrastructure.
  • Develop a policy that outlines accepted devices, restricted devices, authorized use, infractions, consequences, and responsibilities of stakeholders.
  • Form a lending library to ensure an equitable learning environment.
  • Supply adequate storage facilities.
  • Provide charging stations.
  • Select a learning management system.
  • Incorporate the use of devices and web apps in staff meetings.
  • Offer professional development.
  • Have students and parents read policy and sign an agreement form.
  • Launch a pilot program. Make participation voluntary.
  • Post instructions for connecting devices to the network.
  • Post signs around the school to illustrate if the area is approved for device usage.
  • Initiate a digital citizenship awareness campaign.
  • Display classroom rules for using devices.
  • Use web apps to create consistency.
  • Use the devices regularly during instruction.
  • Review BYOD continuously and make modifications to the initiative.

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Christa Love

About Christa Love

Christa Love, Vice President - Christa Love has a passion for education and technology. A graduate from Brock University she has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior divisions, and Masters of Education in the area of Curriculum Studies. Her work at TechnoKids Inc. began more than ten years ago as an instructor at a local learning center. Since that time she has operated the summer camp program, taught at the research and development center at John Knox Christian School, trained educators throughout the province on issues related to technology integration, and overseen the curriculum development of hundreds of technology projects. In recent years, Christa has become the vice president of TechnoKids Inc.