Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#BYOT Mobile Device Chart #BYOD


Below, you will find a DRAFT of a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Mobile Device Chart to share with students, parents, and staff.

What critical feedback, suggestions for improvement, do you have for me? 

One of my worries/fears is that such a chart may exclude devices that COULD be used for BYOT but that my imagination is too limited to envision...does that make sense?

Here's the link to the "stretched-out" version...I notice the version below is compressed into a small space for the blog entry.
Update: Looking for a GoogleDoc editable version you can borrow? This is it.

BYOT Mobile Device Chart
Please note that mention of a device in this chart does not constitute a product endorsement; these are offered for informational and/or reference purposes only. All data subject to change.
The 5-Hornet rating is as follows:
  1. 5 hornets= BYOT Exceptional - mobile creativity, storage, and sharing device (e.g. WiFi iPad/Nexus allows for Google Drive, cloud storage options, video/image editing and creation, GoogleDocs accessibility, etc.)
  2. 4 hornets= Great - allows for wide range of creative apps (e.g. pictures, short video clips, texting) and wireless sharing (WiFi) only limited by account options and apps. Devices include iPod Touch, iPhone, laptops, netbooks)
  3. 3 hornets= Fair - allows for some use (e.g. allows for research via Internet, pictures, video). WiFi access
  4. 2 hornets = Acceptable - usable for specific purposes (content consumption) only (e.g. eReader without Internet or apps) and WiFi
  5. 1 hornet = Limited - Not appropriate for BYOT Classroom use (e.g. may lack WiFi support, difficult to get media on or off device, gaming options).

Device
Image
Features
Hornet Rating
Netbooks/Laptops
Asus/Dell Netbook
approx >= $230
Find out more at your local retail or computer store
  1. WiFi access
  2. Local hard drive storage and GoogleDrive Access
  3. Various creativity programs including Office suites
  4. Requires anti-virus/anti-malware
  5. Built-in webcam
  6. Web Browsing
Google Chromebook
approx >= $249
Find out more online at http://google.com/chromebook
  1. WiFi access
  2. Local hard drive (small) storage and GoogleDrive Access
  3. Various creativity programs including Office suites
  4. Built-in webcam
  5. Web Browsing
Tablets
Apple iPad
approx >= $330 minimum
Find out more at
  1. iTunes App Store
  2. WiFi access
  3. GoogleDrive Access
  4. Wide variety of creativity apps, including Office apps
  5. Video/Still Image Camera(s)
  6. Email/Social media
  7. Web Browsing
  8. Bluetooth compatibility for external keyboard
Android Tablets
 (>=$200)
Examples:
Kindle Fire Series
Nook HD Series
  1. Android tablet with access to Google Play apps
  2. GoogleDrive Access
  3. Office apps
  4. Video/Still Image Camera
  5. Email/Social Media
  6. Web Browsing
  7. Bluetooth compatibility for external keyboard
  8. eBooks via Barnes and Noble and Amazon
  9. Handheld (7inch)
Apple iPod Touch
 (>=$200)
  1. WiFi
  2. iTunes App Store
  3. GoogleDrive Access
  4. Office apps
  5. Video/Still Image Camera
  6. Email/Social Media
  7. Web Browsing
  8. eBooks via Barnes and Noble and Amazon
  9. Handheld (4.3 in x 2.4 in)
SmartPhones
Apple iPhone
  1. WiFi
  2. iTunes App Store
  3. GoogleDrive Access
  4. Office apps
  5. Video/Still Image Camera
  6. Email/Social Media
  7. Web Browsing
  8. eBooks via Barnes and Noble and Amazon
  9. Handheld (4.3 in x 2.4 in)
Android Phone
  1. WiFi
  2. GooglePlay Store
  3. GoogleDrive Access
  4. Office apps
  5. Video/Still Image Camera depending on model
  6. Email/Social Media
  7. Web Browsing
  8. eBooks via Barnes and Noble and Amazon
  9. Handheld
eBook Readers
Barnes and Noble Nook SimpleTouch WiFi
approx >= $99


Nook
  1. WiFi
  2. No creation or sharing features
  3. Touch screen
  4. MP3 player
  5. eBook Formats Supported: PDF, EPUB, eReader, PDB, JPG, GIF, PNG
KINDLE 6” WiFi
(4th generation)
approx >= $69


Kindle 6" WiFi
http://www.amazon.com/kindle
  1. WiFi
  2. No creation or sharing features
  3. Touch screen
  4. MP3 player
  5. eBook Formats Supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively
Other Devices
Nintendo DSi
approx >= $100
  1. WiFi
  2. Photo/Video
  3. Touch screen with stylus
  4. Not appropriate for BYOT
Gaming consoles
  1. Not appropriate for BYOT
Feel free to borrow, etc. under CC-NC-SA-Attribution








Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure

6 comments:

pshircliff said...

maybe include Samsung Galaxy Tab as a tablet example

NickyHockly said...

Thanks for this useful table, Miguel. We work a lot with schools is resource poor contexts, so I might add low-end cellphones to your list as well. Depending on how they are used, they can also be effective learning tools, especially in my field (ESL\EFL).
Keep up the good work!
Nicky

John Case said...

Are you sure that Chromebooks need an anti virus suite?

Miguel Guhlin said...

Excellent point, John. No, of course they do not. Copy-n-paste failed me here.

With appreciation for your attention to detail,

Miguel

Chris Bell said...

This is a great way to display some of the info I've been compiling on my own as well. Any chance you could share this doc for repurposing?

Miguel Guhlin said...

Chris, I've added an update to the blog entry that includes the link to the public GoogleDoc version. Feel free to swipe it.

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