More Schools Adopting BYOD Policies


The Washington Post (9/14, George) reports on the use of “bring your own device” technology programs in schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, noting that “the idea of allowing students to use their own technology in schools to enhance academic instruction is a significant departure from” past policies banning cell phone use in the classroom. The piece presents the approach as an alternative to “investing heavily in laptops and tablets, with an eye toward one-to-one computing, which provides a device to each student,” and notes that some districts are “taking a blended approach that they say is more affordable and sustainable: supporting BYOD practices as they also buy” laptops and tablets.