BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is gaining popularity in many schools as a way of increasing access to technology without the cost of purchasing a device for each student. This toolkit is designed to help you evaluate the pros, cons and logistics of bringing student-owned technology into the classroom.

Getting Started with BYOD

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Planning and Implementation Framework

Developing a successful BYOD program requires extensive planning, communication, and ongoing evaluation

BYOD Implementation Challenges

Although there are many benefits to implementing a BYOD program, it is not without its challenges

BYOD Presentation for District Administrators

Introduce district administrators to the benefits and challenges of BYOD.

BYOD Presentation for Educators

Introduce educators to the benefits and challenges of BYOD

District Readiness Checklist

Determine your school or district's readiness for BYOD

Teacher Readiness Checklist

Evaluate your readiness before opening your classroom to student-owned devices


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Teaching in the Age of BYOD

Discover tools poised to further teacher professional development, BYOD integration, and blended learning

Much Ado About BYOD

See how BYOD looks in a typical classroom, and learn what considerations must be taken before implementation

Going 1:1 with BYOD

Review the challenges, considerations, and benefits of using BYOD as a way of achieving 1:1 learning in your classroom

Getting Parent Support for BYOD

See how principals, teachers and administrators can plan on how to involve parents in the BYOD process

Five Ways of Making BYOD Work in the Classroom

Discover the simple approaches to help make a BYOD practice run smoothly

BYOD Apps and Tools

Explore these BYOD-friendly apps, tools and resources

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Horizon Report Digital Toolkit: 2016 K-12 Edition

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