Teachers Endorse BYOD for Classroom Activities, Communication, Life Skills

Kassie Baeten, Staff Writer, Journalism I

The BYOD policy has affected both students and teachers.  Many students have found the BYOD policy to be helpful, enabling them to be more time efficient.  

Many teachers agree and have found that “it teaches life skills and responsibility,” said Fr. Brad, NDA chaplin.  

However, the BYOD policy can also be seen as a distraction and a temptation to multi-task.  

“Kids could get used to over-stimulation and have a hard time understanding,” said Father Brad.

The BYOD policy has helped students to access their resources in class. “We can access anything we need at any time,” said Mr. Rudar, psychology teacher.

The BYOD policy has given the students more freedom and “given them a wonderful resource,” said Dan Kriegl, NDA campus minister.  

This new policy has allowed teachers to have more in-class work, more projects.

It has expanded exponentially what I am able to do in class with regard to decline of paper use, better communication and as a creation tool for students,” said German teacher Jennie Laaksonen.

Overall, the BYOD policy has been helpful to many students and has expanded the things that can be done when there is in-class work.  

Even though the BYOD policy can be used as a distraction, it has taught students responsibility and “empowers students to learn on their own,” said Fr. Brad.