Are you interested in implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in your classroom or school? In our June webinar, Rachelle Wooten, a digital learning specialist at Fort Bend Independent School District in Texas and a Common Sense Education Certified Educator, provided a primer on BYOD, including digital tool recommendations, classroom management tips, lesson planning, teaching tips, and more.
Rachelle, who oversaw the BYOD training in her district, developed her own model: R.E.A.D.I.E.E (Research, Explore, Access, Develop, Inform, Execute, and Evaluate) for BYOD. Whether you already have a BYOD initiative or want to start one, this webinar offers excellent tips for teachers, administrators, librarians, and other technology specialists.
25:27 -- "One of the things I’ve found, speaking of parents, is when you’re doing something new and different like this, it’s best to approach it from what’s in the best interest of their child. I think when parents can hear that it’s a win for their child, their student, that’s when they're really going to open to the idea."
31:25 -- "Circulate. And by that I mean, you’re going to have to be mobile." ... "The days of us sometimes being able to sit at our desk while our students are working independently, that changes once you introduce mobile devices into the classroom."
44:10 -- "You want to encourage risk-taking and trying something new, and those are the things you want to commend and celebrate." … "We share [things that didn’t work] as a whole so everybody learns from this particular student’s experience." … "And you encourage them to kind of think about it and to get back up. We want them to be resilient. We want them to keep trying.”
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