Crafting a successful BYOD policy

Two district admins outline steps toward sustaining a BYOD program

BYOD-policyWith each new school year, districts across the country prepare to provide meaningful educational opportunities for all students. The Rocky River City School District in Ohio is no different.

However, Rocky River has been experiencing a three-year renovation of district facilities with goals to increase technology in daily classroom instruction and internet access by students through a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy.

The district’s improvement initiatives are the result of an effective and fluid strategic plan, stakeholder engagement on educational and co-curricular needs, and the approval of a $42.9 million bond issue. Each planning and action step was as important as the next.…Read More

10 school solutions for mobile device management

Bring Your Own Device initiatives just got a whole lot easier for schools


Schools usually never do anything on a small scale, and that includes the recent boom in “bring your own device” (BYOD) initiatives. From smartphones to tablets and iPads, mobile device management (MDM) has never been more vital for a successful school BYOD program. However, choosing a mobile device management solution can be a daunting task, especially in light of already-strained school IT resources and limited administrator knowledge beyond what device to implement.

That’s why the editors of eSchool News have hand-picked 10 school solutions for mobile device management, based on scope of the solution, how well the vendor incorporates school-specific needs, and industry reputation.…Read More