While it is a little dated (December 2013), this article does a great job of laying some foundation for allowing students to use their own devices in a class setting. I think this is most beneficial for those teachers who wish to use such devices, yet whose district does not yet have approved procedures for the use of them specifically detailed.
A couple great points I found immediately:
- mobile devices are OUT and FACE DOWN when not permitted to be used
- students must give a detailed account of why they are using them if it isn't explicitly given as an assignment
- parent signatures required before the use of them in the classroom
This makes me curious... how many other teachers are in favor of using mobile devices but have been reluctant to utilize them for various reasons/shortcomings?
Let me know below!