A growing number of schools are implementing BYOD programs. I created this Voicethread, “Bring Your Own Device“, based on my research of this topic. Allowing students to bring their own devices to school presents some challenges, but there are many benefits including greater access to current technology, and the possibilities for innovation. Students are familiar with their own devices and find them engaging. Schools need to prepare students for the 21st Century and the use of personal devices to communicate and collaborate with others helps to make their learning authentic.