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The motto is BYOT - Bring Your Own Technology

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Initial post: May 6, 2012 5:13:40 PM PDT
NBC Nigntly News -- 6 May 2012

Two years ago, Forsyth County School District outside Atlanta launched a technology program, encouraging students to BYOT--bring your own technology. NBC's Rehema Ellis reports.

Craig Stanley, NBC News writes

iPhones, Nintendos and Kindles--devices synonymous with "fun"--are taking a new role in the classroom, thanks to a new trend in education called Bring Your Own Technology--or BYOT.

BYOT programs--like the one at Georgia's Coal Mountain Elementary School--encourage students to bring in their own personal mobile technology--including iPads, Kindle Fires, netbooks--even gaming devices--to use during class.

"It's really a simple thing," says Tim Clark, District Technology Specialist for Forsyth County School District. "Kids have technology in their pockets and [are] taking them to school, but trying to hide them from teachers and from their parents. What we're trying to do is have the kids take them out of their pockets and use [them] for instruction."

Technology can be incorporated into lessons in various ways--serving as a research tool, providing access to educational games and allowing students to create multimedia presentations. Clark says students who don't have their own devices, or opt not to bring them, can use district-owned laptops and electronic resources.
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