BYOD Survey Results
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Narrative: With BYOD eliminating the need to reserve computer labs or carts in advance, many teachers and students are taking advantage of the increased flexibility that “always available” technology creates.
Narrative: Students reported the increase in interactive and collaborative activities. While students mentioned that many teachers already used technology in prior years, we have seen a 50% increase this year in the use of Google Classroom (an online workflow system that allows for real-time collaboration and a “one-stop shop” for class resources and assignments).
Narrative: Many students reported that it was easier and faster to take down information via their device, and they could organize and store their notes in a better fashion when created digitally. However, some students also noted that they still prefer to hand-write their notes, and that is also fine. The convenience of having all of their information in one place and being able to quickly access it in school or at home, as well as the ability to quickly look up information or access online help to reinforce concepts at any time was also noted.
Narrative: The results of our trimester 1 survey were overwhelmingly positive. In an open-ended question asking about educational impact, 33% of respondents used the words “Easier to”, “faster” or “quicker”. Responses show that most students embrace the flexibility and independence to use their own personal device in a way that works best for their learning and management style.