I am still not exactly sure where I stand with BYOD in schools. If I worked in a district that already had that policy in place, I would honor those expectations and hopefully do a great job at working personal devices into my daily classroom activities. But I believe an approach for BYOD should be aimed more towards the upper grades, which I do not teach on a regular basis.
My classroom has consisted of the integration of different electronic technologies but I have used them to merely enhance lessons, to teach keyboarding skills, or for the use in centers.
As a parent, I would struggle with sending my own children to school with personal devices just because it is a huge distraction even at home and many students want to “borrow” someone else’s tech. I would enjoy having the same technology for all students as it takes much of the guess work out for trouble shooting when, inevitably, something goes wrong.