Understand the concept of BYOD as well as some of its benefits and limitations.

What is BYOD?

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device and it is about allowing students to use their own devices – be it phone, laptop, or tablet –during the learning process. Further down, you can see some resources pertaining to the whys and wherefores of BYOD but before you get into that, how’s about taking a look at how one teacher manages BYOD. What is interesting about her strategy is that she decided to go with BYOD even though her learners did not have access to wifi at the time, proving that anything is possible!


Interested in finding out more about her process?

Click here –> Teacher Feature: A BYOD Success Story.


Here a some resources to help you get a grasp of the concept and some of its benefits and limitations. Discussions with proponents and opponents to BYOD should also prove helpful.


BYOD in the 21st Century BYOD: Bring Your Own DeviceSam Gliksman: BYOD – Bring your own device
from EDtalks on Vimeo.
Marc-André Lalande, June 2012, 7:59 Sam Gliksman, June 2012, 5:10


How the province of Alberta is going about it : “Bring Your Own Device: A Guide for Schools


 Here are two conversation starters that could be helpful:

Monsters In the Classroom: the Serial!
Marc-André Lalande, October 2014, 2:00


Change Is Scary!

Marc-André Lalande, October 2013, 2:00

Contributors to this learning resource: Hilda Smolash (teacher, EMSB), Avi Spector (RECIT, RSB), Tracy Rosen (RECIT, CSSMI), Marc-André Lalande (RECIT, CSSMI 2014)