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Mobile Devices in Schools – Some Key Questions

There is often an assumption that the more ICT kit there is in the classroom the better. However, without some clear protocols for their implementation and use, ICT kit does not correlate directly to improving the standards of learning of students.

A current preoccupation is to expand the number of devices available in the school, without placing a massive replenishment cost on the school itself. This can be achieved through the use of the mobile technologies that students might own themselves, be it an internet connected mobile phone, or a tablet device, such as an ipad.

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There are also security implications of using such devices in schools, which must be addressed.

Some schools are now looking to formalise the use of what is sometimes called BYOT (Bring your own technology) through implementing a mobile device policy.

The key questions for parents about such policies have been summarised on the Educate 1to1 blog by former colleague Dom Norrish, who discusses strategies for implementing mobile learning schemes and the questions parents and teachers should be asking about them…

10 reasonable questions every parent should ask about mobile learning schemes | Educate 1 to 1

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One comment on “Mobile Devices in Schools – Some Key Questions

  1. Vera
    August 28, 2015

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