Smartphones and mobile devices are changing the business world. Instead of IT departments being able to force a particular set of mobile solutions on the workforce, employees now expect to be able to use the smartphones — and increasingly, iPads or other mobile devices — they bought for personal use.According to data fromAberdeen Group(via ZDNet), about 75% of enterprises now have “bring your own device” policies in place.Read more…
So “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) is making sense for companies. Is BYOD going to work for schools?
When the school moves to computers for each teacher and student, the
learning environment not only changes, teaching practice changes. We ask
a lot of our teachers: To not only teach the concepts, assess
understanding, manage the classroom, differentiate instruction, but they
also have to learn technology while they use and infuse it in their
daily activities. What happens when you completely immerse the school
into a technology rich environment is there is systemic change and
resistance. The power of all of this is a strong leader who involves all
stakeholders in the visioni... more...