Could the technology devices that students hide in their pockets at school to keep them from being seen by teachers and administrators be a source of learning? What if those hidden devices came out of students' pockets and teachers had ways to use them for instruction?
That's the idea behind "BYOT: The hidden messages" by Shelly Sanchez Terrell (April 3, 2013) that tells about her opportunity to see students from various backgrounds in different countries use BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) to help them gain knowledge and use their creativity. She suggests many activities teachers can use in a BYOT program that do not require a "class" Internet access. Sanchez also refutes the argument that schools have to provide all students with equal technology.
Have you considered adopting a BYOT plan for your school? How would BYOT benefit your students?
How do you justify using BYOT when colleagues may argue that not all students have equal technology devices?
For additional ideas on the subject, check out Has your school implemented a BYOD program? and What tools do you use to create a BYOD environment? Keep in mind BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is the same program as BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology).
Please share your ideas in the blog comments!