K-12 Webcast: Blending 1:1 and BYOD
November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 PM ET
K-12 Education is undergoing one of the greatest transformations since the concept of free public education took hold in the United States. At the center of this transformation is 1:1 accessibility to devices and technology. No longer discretionary, classroom computing is an essential tool in the learning process and a growing part of schools’ operating budgets.
Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) programs can help mitigate the cost of 1:1 programs and improve program sustainability. Beyond the obvious cost savings, BYOD programs in upper grades reinforce behaviors that prepare students for life beyond high school.
In November’s K-12 Webcast, Blending 1:1 and BYOD, we looked at how schools can include BYOD into their 1:1 program in upper grades. We discussed benefits, challenges, and logistics, along with critical issues, such as family affordability and equitable access. We also reviewed a case study and how one school district addresses these issues.