I’ve had mixed reviews with BYOD. I do allow kids to bring in their laptops to take notes; I believe a lot of kids can type faster than they write. And there are (obviously) a lot of benefits to using technology in the classroom. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced a few draw-backs; not only in the management of behavior when kids uses their own electronics, but also in the philosophy of BYOD in the public school setting.
I hope that we can eventually provide students with the technology that properly engages them in learning, and prepares them for careers of the future.