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Roland Gesthuizen

BYOD in the 21st Century - YouTube - 80 views

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    "Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of this concept for education."
Roland Gesthuizen

6 Reasons EdLeaders Should Let Kids Bring Devices to School | Getting Smart - 133 views

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    Bans on student use of mobile devices exist for some good reasons-kids use them inappropriately at school and there are safety and security concerns.  So why bother considering a change?  There are six reasons to consider BYOD.
Roland Gesthuizen

Why BYOD Isn't a Trend - 98 views

  • This isn't just about Compaq vs. IBM PCs, as I had to deal with back in the day. Or Windows vs. Mac OS. It is about supporting everything, like it or not. And doing so on puny IT budgets too.
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    Ever since PCs first started entering corporations in the early 1980s, IT managers have had to contend with users bringing in their own gear. Some analysts call this the consumerization of IT, which still is just a new name for an old trend.
Roland Gesthuizen

BYOD - Worst Idea of the 21st Century? : Stager-to-Go - 127 views

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    Schools and school districts who have come to the personal computing party decades late now have conjured a cheap less-empowering way to produce an illusion of modernity. They call it "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) or "Bring Your Own Technology" (BYOT) and it's a terribly reckless idea for the following reasons.
Roland Gesthuizen

New Statistics: The Rise of Smartphones, Apps and the Mobile Web « INFOdocket - 54 views

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      nteresting case for BYOD and making things accessible on mobile platforms.
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    The majority of 25-34 and 18-24 year olds now own smartphones (64% and 53% respectively);
Roland Gesthuizen

The Innovative Educator: Ideas for Bringing Your Own Device (BYOD) Even If You Are Poor - 107 views

  • When we shift our thinking from demanding the government provides one-size-fits-some solutions and move it to let's empower families to take ownership of securing tools for their learning, change can happen.  
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    When the topic of bring your own device comes up, one of the first complaints we often hear, is "What about the have nots." Yes, there are have nots.  However, students should not only be given the freedom to do what those who have the least can do. Students are not prisoners and they are not widgets. They are people with minds, choices, and parents or guardians who can make decisions and should be empowered to use the learning devices they choose. 
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