This post is part of a series on choosing the best device for your school or district. Be sure to check out the full-length discussion in the July issue of Edudemic Magazine for iPad.
The Bring-Your-Own-Device trend makes sense. It’s cost-effective and lets students use the device they already know and love. While it may present some problems for your school or district’s IT department, it’s a great start to bringing in web 2.0 tools and apps to the classroom.
BYOD is getting adopted at a rapid clip these days. But thanks to a new infographic, we have a closer look at the BYOD trend. Entarasys outlines 5 key facts (on the left side of the infographic, the right side is more business-y) that teachers, students, and school administrators should know about.
43% of parents see student use of mobile technology as a way to increase engagement
41% of parents see participation with mobile technology as preparation for the working world.
Apple shipped more iPads in 2 years than Macs over 20 years.
67% of parents would buy their children a cell phone if allowed in school.
90% have disabled auto-lock for tablets; 75% for smartphones.