The Case for "Bring Your Own Technology"

  • "BYOT gives the students an extra source of information that they may not be able to find in their textbooks, which adds to the class discussions and common knowledge." - Matthew Detweiler, 11
    "Not having to hide our phones helps us put all of our attention into our school work!" - Elise Talent, 12
    "BYOT gives us the ability to expand our knowledge through the use of technology." - Emma Chambers, 11
    "Coach Davis helps us voice our true opinions with Today's Meet. This chat room gives everyone a chance to say how they really feel!" - Shanell Martin, 12
    "I love BYOT, because I can check my grades at anytime!" - Harris Bagley, 9
    "It helps transition the classroom to home, because it's on my device that I'm familiar with!" - Rebeckah Hufstetler, 10
    "BYOT helps me study for tests and quizzes." - Conner Chandler, 9
    "Mrs. Chambers uses achievement series for our test on the iPads. They get graded so quickly; I love it!" - Matt Sartorato, 10
    "BYOT is really helpful in German! It's convenient when looking for German to English translation!" - Shelby Tison, 10
    "Having it face down on our desk takes away the temptation of me wanting to check my purse for a message." - Madison Skeen, 12
    "BYOT is more convenient than a textbook in many ways. It's quicker and straight to the point." - Dylan Beasley, 11
    "When it comes to projects and assignments like that, it helps is do research efficiently." - Robert Moore, 10
    "I like BYOT, because it's a new type of freedom when it comes to learning!" - Kade Garrad, 9
    "BYOT helps me bring everyday life of technology into the classroom." - Oliver Robbins, 11
    "It's efficient for research in the classroom! The music helps us stay calm and focused." - Sydney Evans, 12