The Journal: Left to their Own Devices

As schools struggle to find the funding to equip students with and utilize the technology that is available some schools are looking to allow students to bring their own hardware into the classroom. In my school, we have recently had a similar quandary. Teachers and Administrators are often forced to struggle with the pros and cons of allowing students to bring their personal mobile computing devices into the classroom. There are of course pros and cons. The most notable pro would be that it can take some of the fiscal burden off the school. The cons, are far more numerous however, how do you ensure network security, how do you keep students from being distracted by programs they might have on their personal machines? Does it create a disparity between those students who have access to personal mobile computing devices and those that don’t. These and otehr questions are asked and in some cases answered in this article from The Journal. Read more here.

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