1. Who wrote this article? How does his profession influence his perspective?
--Doug Johnson. He’s the director of media and technology, so of course if he works with phones, and internet based devices he's going to allow, or agree with the use of them.

2. Re-read paragraphs 1 and 2. Define BYOD.

--Bring Your Own Device. Basically having any technology with internet allowed in class.


3. In the second bullet-point, what does ubiquitous mean?

4. According to the first section of the article, why is BYOD becoming so popular in schools?

5. In the second section entitled Steering in the Right Direction, what does Johnson mean when he uses the proverb, "It's easier to steer a camel in the direction it is already headed"? Why do you think he chose to use this type of evidence to support BYOD?

6. Re-read the first sentence in the section entitled The Importance of Having a Plan. What is the meaning of the word influx?

7. Re-read the subheading Establishing policies. Why do you think Johnson offers this advice to school administrators?

8. Johnson thought of many counterarguments the negative team may bring up by offering advice to prevent certain problems BYOD can bring. What are 4 these problems? How do his rebuttals strengthen his argument?

9. Re-read the last paragraph. What does equity mean? Do you agree with Johnson or Stager?




Position: Cell phones should be allowed in schools.
Argument
Counterargument
I strongly believe that once students have
the ability to have their phones inside of the
school, they'll be no reason to sneak around.
Strictness, causes students to be sneaky.
However, once they have the chance, it's no
longer the necessity to have it out in an in-
appropriate matter.

The Connecticut shooting for example, the
police would've arrived quicker if students had
cellphones to call the police.Or if any emergency
happens in the school, students need automatic
contact with their parents. Students can't always
go to the Main Office to call parents because
Students are sneaky regardless, strictness being
imposed or not. If the student sees a text, they are
garunteed