Take the lead on BYOD and get the most out of your educational journey with these ten tips for BYOD.

  1. Use your school’s intranet as a point of reference to make the most of your school’s resources, and to maximise communication with classmates and teachers.

  2. Set up documents, spreadsheets, and slideshows in your school’s preferred cloud platform - allowing for easy shareability and collaboration.

  3. Publish the work you are proud of. Not only will you be able to look back and see the truckload of awesome projects you’ve completed in the past year, but it will also give you a good starting point for a portfolio - giving you an edge for your future.

  4. Use an online folder to organise and save your work by subject or class so you never lose it again! Dropbox and Google Drive are popular examples, but there are so many free ones to choose from.

  5. Use an online calendar to organise each day and never forget a project deadline or event again! Other students and teachers can also set meetings and see your availability, increasing efficiencies.

  6. Put your mobile phone to good use! Take photos of what’s being presented, record inspiring classes, and video projects to make them more engaging and take your project to the next level.

  7. Facebook doesn’t have to be the school devil. Use Facebook groups to connect with your class and share ideas, photos, and videos through the intrinsically social platform. Facebook groups can be private so you can ensure your privacy is protected.

  8. An online portfolio is a great space for a personal learning environment to record and showcase evidence of achievement, manage development plans, set goals, and create online learning communities.

  9. Consider using alternative social medias like Twitter & Instagram to collaborate on topics and trending news using a specific hashtag. This would be a great way to keep up to date with any school related developing news or topics e.g. school ball plans.

  10. Get advice. Figure out your device preferences and requirements, read through the helpful BYOD information on this site, and come in store to talk to our BYOD specialists. We’re here to help!