Your school probably doesn’t have enough money to give each student an iPad. There. I said it. I hate to be the bad guy in this situation but it’s news that you should know. So what’s a tech-savvy teacher to do? How about try out a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom setup? It allows you to have devices that students are comfortable with and already able to use. Plus the price is right.
The only issue is managing the plethora of devices and figuring out how to do certain activities on different platforms. For example, let’s say you want to create a digital story but you have iOS devices, Android devices, and laptops. So you need a tool that works on all of these.
Thanks to a fabulous chart from MakeLearn, it’s easy to see how you can do it all no matter what platform your students are using. For the example of digital storytelling, you can use iMovie (paid, but there are free competitor apps), Movie Studio for Android, and Animoto as a web tool.
Pretty slick, eh?
The following visual details just 5 key BYOD activities but there are, of course, plenty of other projects you can take on. I’d recommend using this chart as a jumping off point to new adventures in learning in BYOD classrooms and beyond!