In time, all schools in the developed world will move to students using their personal mobile technology in class, rather than it being provided by the school. It is not a case of if, but when.
This book is designed to provide teachers and parents alike an insight into the bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) revolution sweeping across entire school communities in Australia, the US and UK, and explain the immense implications of these developments.
BYOT poses potential educational, social development, economic, technological and political opportunities that will soon fundamentally change the nature of schooling, teaching, the technology used, home-school relations and the resourcing of schools.
This book, drawing on the work of the path finding schools and education authorities in the UK, US and Australia, is designed to provide teachers and parents alike an insight into:
- Why the development needs to be embraced
- The imperative of authentic collaboration between home and school
- What each school needs to do to ready itself
- How to deal with the raft of options
- The kind of whole school community implementation strategy required
- The practicalities of achieving sustained total student usage and the many dividends that will then flow.