INTRODUCTION

Welcome! This Web Quest is on the Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D) movement! We are excited to start this movement in our school, and hope it will truly help us improve our students learning. This webquest will go through the procedures of B.Y.O.D, and ways to properly incorporate it into the classroom setting. We will also talk about the resources/ materials that can be used for this movement for our students. I hope you enjoy and hopefully incorporate this process in your classroom in one way, shape or form in the near future!

Essential Questions

-Why should we included technology into our education system?

-Will it benefit the educational process?

-What technology/ app's would help our students properly learn?


Task

Teachers in our catholic school are behind when it comes to technology. We have just started fully incorporating smart boards last year and are still working out kinks in chrome books for the students. Instead of waiting time and effort of these somewhat out dated material, why not use what the students already have and are accustomed to! Yes we will have to establish a separate wifi server for them that is more restrictive. Which will take some time and money. However, then we can allow them to search and discover information to aid in the educational process on devices their family provides. Which will save the school money in the long run. These can be items such as tablets, laptops, I-Pods and so on. I think anything that can not text or make calls so be allowed! I am open to suggestions as well!

I believe the B.Y.O.D movement will aid in all subjects. Students again can look up information on up to date technology without having to take time signing out and moving to the computer lab. They will be able to create power points and papers on them as well that they can present to the class. Along with communicating with myself and other classmates on them outside of class for clarification and furthering knowledge!







Proficient (3)
Developing (2)
Basic (1)
Student Usage-
Student brings/ uses
own device 8 out of 10 occasions to properly aid with educational process.
Student brings/ uses
own device 6 out of 8 occasions to properly aid with educational process.
Student brings/ uses
own device 4 or fewer occasions to properly aid with educational process.
Teacher Implementation-
Technology is incorporated into subject
lessons 5 + days a week.
Technology is incorporated into subject
lessons 3-5 days a week.
Technology is incorporated into subject
lessons 3 or fewer days a week.
Educational Growth
Students grades improve through the use of technology in the classroom.
Students grades remain the same due to technology in the classroom.
Students grades lower through the use of technology in the classroom.


Process
1- Introduce B.Y.O.D procedure to staff members of school.
- Introduce topic.
- Identify pros and cons of implementation
- If pros out weigh cons contact tech service/ gentleman to implement student Wi-Fi.
- Test out Wi-Fi server.

2- Inform parents and students of B.Y.O.D procedure if agreed upon. Basically students may bring their devices to school and they will be able to appropriate use them when stated by the teacher on the topic of school.

3- Implement student technology in classroom setting when appropriate, and grow from there.

4- Re-evaluate every four months the process in which technology is incorporated into the classroom (See what works and what is not working).

5- Adjust B.Y.O.D program for the school as needed as time goes on.