With education and education technology (edTech) diversification, it has become increasingly challenging for the teachers and school administrators to keep abreast of all the novel concern that education technology brings along. School administrators and teachers can love the changes or they can hate it but they most certainly cannot ignore the edTech.
Implementation of common core state standards has made it mandatory for the schools to implement teaching through the present day education technology or edTech. The examination of students, right from grade 3 onwards, would be conducted through computers. The new format of examinations prepared by PARCC and SBAC also involve use of present day edTech and thus, it is but obvious that the schools have to incorporate technology in education.
However, a bigger challenge that the schools face is the cost of procurement of technology and technical devices for education. While schools always have an issue of funds, rather than making huge investment in technology an easy way sort out is to allow students to Bring Your Own Device or BYOD. You must obtain a detailed insight of what is BYOD, its framework and advantages of BYOD for schools before you make up your mind.
Along with the edTech comes connectivity i.e. the students are permitted to go online and search global library for their education. However, to limit the curious and creative students, who have access to the entire world through their electronic device, is a huge challenge in its own self.
A challenge that comes along with BYOD in classroom is, “how can the teachers keep a check on BYOD students?” Hereunder listed is a checklist with the top seven BYOD readiness questions for the teachers