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Which do you think is better tech integration in the classroom, 1:1 (one device per student) or BYOD (bring your own device)? Read the opposing sides: http://bit.ly/HCwBHD vs. http://bit.ly/1b7eqk8

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What a strange argument structure... The pro 1:1 is an anecdote about why the iPad was ideal for a single student... Pretty strong endorsement of BYOT
 
+Edutopia thx for the link....one i have read before, but a good one to start the discussion. We used a variety of these articles when discussing classroom applications and changes before going 1:1 BYOT :)
 
I'm kind of surprised by the overwhelming response of BYOD.  I see no problem with it, but some schools cater to children and families that cannot afford to buy their own devices. In this case, the 1:1 option is nice.
 
+Online College Database yeah, i should caveat my BYOT support. We went to it for pedagogical reasons -- the trigger didnt get pulled until the board of trustees agreed that we would convert some of the money spent on maintaining carts and labs into technology grants to cover every student on financial aid. I think the primary consideration is context -- of the school, its mission, the students, and families. I have seen BYOT work wonders and I have seen highly effective single-device programs...i have seen the bad of both as well. It's a presumption of zero-sum to think that BYOT and 1:1 are forever one up and one down.
 
The only drawback I can see from teaching perspective only...I would have to be very experienced with multiple operating systems, computers, etc. So I could maximize on time teaching/facilitating/learning and not troubleshooting
 
I think that's why it's so important to move towards mobile web apps that will work on any platform.  There are currently so many options that being tied to apps made by one company over another is almost unnecessary. 
 
I love the idea of BYOD so the students get proficient in their personally chosen technologies. I also like the idea of going digital with textbooks.
 
+James Blodgett  Thank you for the article. Very happy to read that this is half 1:1 scenario and half BYOD. The discount on Chromebooks is great, even if it isn't for every family.
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