By Mrs. Winans, DDMS Dance Teacher
Rarely do I have a student with perfect attendance. Between competitions, orthodontist appointments, and vacations, my students miss class. Thanks to BYOD, class can continue without a hiccup. BYOD makes it possible for the student who misses class to still collaborate on choreography projects even when she is not in my classroom. My students who know they will be absent will create their choreography at home and text the video to a classmate. The classmate saves it to her pictures, and in class, she can reference the video. Students will also record the choreography learned in class to send to a classmate who was absent. I was shocked when one of my 6th graders knew all of the material that was taught when she was absent. This allows class (and SMART block) to be more productive when instructional time is not lost catching a student up. The best part, this was my students' idea. I love it when my students are pro-active with their education!
My students are eager to use their devices in class. They are more engaged in the lesson when BYOD is incorporated into the class. I am looking forward to all of the ways BYOD will enhance the education offered at DDMS. In the years to come, I am expecting more collaboration and creativity from our school.