Edmodocon 2013

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

My best buddy and partner in crime, Liz Calderwood, and I are presenting at Edmodocon 2013 this summer! Our session is titled Classroom Gymnastics: How to Use Edmodo for BYOD, 1:1 (When you can be), Paperless, and Flipped Learning. I hope you will join us online on August 7th, 2013 and view all the presentations. edtech #flipclass #njed BYOD BYOT edmodo education flipclass flipped flipping paperless I am so thrilled to share this news!

BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Students complete assignments whether it’s homework, class work, projects and tests all online using various websites, such as, Edmodo, Tumblr and Instagram on their BYOD devices. BYOD educational technology New Milford High School Social Media Vikki Smith At New Milford High School teachers are adapting their professional practice as we continue to evolve into a Bring Your Own Device school where student-owned technology integrated effectively.

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BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

I have written extensively over the past couple of years about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at New Milford High School at the Huffington Post and on my own blog. It has been interesting to look back at all my blog posts to see how far we have come with BYOD at NMHS. It was during the summer that Ron Watson , the NM District IT Director, and I met to discuss the future of BYOD at NMHS. What do you think are the keys to a successful BYOD initiative?

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Altering the Path to BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

In this post Sherry reflects on here recent visit to New Milford High School, which took place on January 11, 2013. BYOD BYOT Change educational technology Guest Blogger Opinion The following is a guest post by Sherry Spier, a K-12 Media Specialist Coordinator in the Cinnaminson School District (NJ).

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The Device Conundrum - 1:1 vs BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

As we continue to advance in the digital age schools and districts are beginning to re-think pedagogy and learning environments by instituting either 1:1 device programs or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Probably the most significant impact, either 1:1 or BYOD can have is in the area of teaching digital responsibility, citizenship, and the creation of positive footprints online. I am extremely interested to hear what others think about 1:1 vs. BYOD in schools.

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Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu


A BYOD policy is a bridge for low SES students. Ex: travel If you are a crappy teacher with bad classroom management who sits at their computer checking email all day, don''t do BYOD. BYOD BYOT sxswedu Notes from SXSWedu presentation by Dr. Michael Mills [link] Bit.ly/BYODResources BYODResources Bit.ly/byoddocs byoddocs Bit.ly/rubrics rubrics Follow #BYODchat on Twitter Nothing is the magic tool for getting our kids where they need to be.

Poetic Voices via BYOD

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

big and little things Micro little the day in the micro com patterns illusions everything is interconnected and whiskey we see here is repeated on the microwave a land, the star, system is like a microcosm the ass an electron we are what we are and everything is read the rhyme understand in all things For the Classroom: BYOD Voice Poems For a fun (according to an English teacher) poetic activity, have students compose poems by using the voice keyboard on a Google doc.


Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Success

The Innovative Educator

I knew it was going to be an interesting phone call (any call usually is before 8:00 in I.T.). When the teacher asked why she couldn’t get to “insertwebsite.com” and her kids were arriving in 15 minutes for the first BYOD pilot class, I took my first deep breath of the morning…. One month and a half into the program, they ordered 30 iPads, and the official BYOD pilot unofficially became a 1:1 iPad project. BYOD / BYOT


What would you tell teachers new to #BYOD / #BYOT?


Photo from @AquiAmigo Presentation at SXSWEdu 2013 I''ve been putting this question out on Twitter, but thought perhaps I''d get more in depth responses if I ask via my blog. Here is the scenario: You have three hours of face-to-face staff development scheduled with grades 6-12 teachers who are new to BYOD. Below is a slideshow of their answers to what they would include in a BYOD training for teachers and what their favorite QR code creators are.


Ideas for Establishing & Revising Your School or District's BYOD Policies

The 21st Century Principal

A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy is a necessity in a 21st century school. Our school district recently updated our Bring Your Own Device Policy and Procedures ( Newton-Conover City Schools BYOD Policy ). This year, our BYOD policy expanded to include all our schools, but it is primarily just middle and high schools that are actually utilizing it. Some of the most pronounced changes in our BYOD update included the following: Change in the definition of devices.


Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. Mobile Learning Experience 2013 will also address other devices like laptops, Chromebooks, and Android tablets. Please consider presenting at Mobile 2013. The Call for Proposals is open and the submission deadline is June 27, 2013. BYOD BYOT Mobile Learning

Our Doors Are Always Open

A Principal's Reflections

Steve visited New Milford High School on Thursday February 28, 2013. Today I had the opportunity to meet with Eric Sheninger before he headed off to the 2013 NASSP Conference. Reflecting on this experience it is important to see how at my school district, we must establish specific goals that we intend to achieve by initiating a BYOD program at Valhalla Middle High School. BYOD Guest Blog Post Guest Blogger New Milford High School PGP professional growth period

Making Teachers' Lives Easier

A Principal's Reflections

We are also using ClassLink here at NMHS as a cloud-based Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution. It is a fantastic resource for schools looking to streamline their BYOD initiatives. BYOD ClassLink educational technology Guest Blogger The following is a guest post by Jessica Groff, an English teacher here at New Milford High School. In this post she discusses her experience with a cloud-based technology solution called ClassLink.

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

Now, as 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are taking over our schools, its becoming even easier to formatively assess what our students know and for our students to leave feedback as to what they need. So you don''t even have to be a 1:1 classroom or BYOD. When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. In my first year of teaching I taught the way I was told to teach.

The Secrets to Creating a Positive School Culture

A Principal's Reflections

This meant the world to me, as many know that I have worked hard with my staff to initiate a meaningful Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. Each student was left with the task of working with his or her teachers and peers to strengthen our BYOD initiative so that it continues to focus on learning. If someone would have asked me this question a few years ago I honestly would not have had a good answer.

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Parent Communication in a Mobile Device Initiative - #TECSIG Fall 2013 Breakout Session


1:1 BYOD BYOT mlearning Eanes has had 67 parent meetings since starting their 1:1 initiatives 3 years ago. link] [link] [link] Parent Concerns: Equity - What if all students don''t have devices? Need to assure we are helping teachers plan for that. Distraction - What about off task behavior? Be ready for it at first, make lessons shorter. Novelty will wear off. Screen time - Studies have shown interactive screen time is very engaging - [link] - kids brains are changing.

Be Present

A Principal's Reflections

A pedagogically sound BYOD lesson in English where an equitable environment was created using both student and school-owned technology. Picture from recent walk: BYOD and equity (student + school owned tech) I think you get the point. There is no better way to get the pulse of a school as a leader than to be in classrooms.

World Of Difference

A Principal's Reflections

Worked with the IT department to develop a procedure to sign out Chromebooks for any student to use throughout the school day as part of our BYOD initiative. I n my opinion one of the most important roles in any school is that of Media Specialist. Over the years I have longed to create a position that would serve a multi-faceted role of librarian, media specialist, and educational technologist.

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Apps and Social Media in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

In support of the school’s BYOD initiative, Mrs. Chellani has recently discovered and integrated a new app called Socrative , a free, online polling tool. It is springtime at New Milford High School and new ideas are flourishing. Teachers are consistently empowered and given the autonomy to take calculated risks without the fear of failure to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Top Posts from "The Mobile Native"

The Mobile Native

BYOD "Food for Thought" 9. BYOD Toolbox. Apps BYOD Mobile Learning QR What? Recent Mobile Findings 3. 5 Can''t Miss Mobile Learning Resources 4. Everything Bring Your Own Device! 50 Shades of Mobile 6. So, You Want An App? Mobile Learning Blogroll 8. Case Studies, Videos & AUPs 10.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Teaching in a BYOD district with most of the students using smartphones, having a screencasting tool for a smartphone would be an asset. BYOD digital citizenship education flipped flipping teaching technology whiteboards For those of you looking for a whiteboard video creation tool to use on any tablet, check out Animoby. Android App Apple App Similar to other whiteboard screencast tools, Animoby lets users create multipaged screencasted videos.

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

One of our most successful initiatives has been the establishment of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program mentioned briefly above where we are harnessing the power of student-owned devices to increase engagement. As the school year comes to an end at New Milford High School, I can’t help but begin to think about sustaining the many changes that have taken place over the past few years as well as identifying other areas where change is needed.

COMING ATTRACTIONS! Edmodocon Recaps! Guest Posts!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I am so awed, overwhelmed, and overjoyed with presenting at Edmodocon 2013 and meeting phenomenal, inspiring educators. njed BYOD digital citizenship edmodo edmodocon flipped flipping paperless teaching Let me just say, I am BEAMING and get GOOSEBUMPS every time I talk about it with my home PLN. It was just. No words, just beaming smiles and goosebumps. Mind has been blown and Baker can''t talk--as Liz and anyone else who has worked with me can attest, this is a miracle !

Edcanvas: The Art of Curating

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With multiple options for sharing via social media and QR codes and embedding in Edmodo and created webpages, Edcanvas is ideal for sharing with other educators and students in 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. edtech #ELAFlip #flipclass BYOD Edcanvas edmodo paperless QR codes One of my favorite tools for curating resources is Edcanvas.

It is Not a Project to Get Students Talking: Two Tools

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

BYOD BYOT connecting with students edtech education Socratic speaking teaching

#DogChat Brody at Work

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

BYOD therapy dogs I haven''t posted much recently about Brody and decided it was time to share some recent pictures from school. Brody is in his 8th year as a therapy dog, and whether it is greeting visitors during my morning hall duty or sleeping while I teach, he is right at home. We even get our yearbook picture taken together. He has become such a fixture over the years that most people greet him instead of me.


Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This is a cool tool for BYOD students and teachers to use for animated project videos. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass Tellagami is a mobile app that lets users create a short animated video using any mobile device. In three easy steps, users create a "Gami" animated avatar by customizing their character, selecting a background image, adding dialogue, and sharing it. Once you have the app, there is no account log in information to worry about.

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks. Gobstopper (@gobstopper) August 7, 2013 Gobstopper employs some awesome people, too! I got to meet Jason, Sean, and Marika at EdmodoCon 2013.

6 Reasons Why You Should Use 6 Laptops in Your Classroom

The Innovative Educator

Moreover, lots of schools are not budging on their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, preventing students from bringing their own technology devices to school such as their phones, ipods, tablets, e-readers and laptops. BYOD / BYOT project based learning Guest post by Bradley Lands | Cross posted at The Landscape of Learning The 1:1 student to computer ratio initiative is a great goal for schools to have.

5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators

The Innovative Educator

1:1 BYOD / BYOT A version of this post originally appeared in Partners in Learning 1:1 Hot Topics Chatting with friends, playing games, cheating, cruising YouTube. These are just some of the behaviors educators fear will become a reality in technology-rich classrooms.unless they incorporate updated classroom management practices. Innovative educators use techniques that keep students’ attention despite the irresistible draw of the Internet.

Ed-specific or student specific? Which device is right for your school?

The Innovative Educator

What about schools that invite students to bring your own device (BYOD)? BYOD / BYOT With the recent release of News Corp’s Amplify Tablet , the discussion of ed-specific verses student-specific devices has come to the forefront. Some argue for ed-specific devices: a sort of all-in-one reply to education technology needs.

Create Short Animated Videos for Learning With the Tellagami App


What I Like About Tellagami The app is free for both iOS and Android mobile devices, which makes it ideal for both 1:1 and BYOD learning environments. 1:1 Android animation apps BYOD BYOT Educreations iOS mobile learning multimedia Tellagami Through a teacher and an educational technologist in my school district, I''ve recently discovered the Tellagami app for creating short animated videos.

Mobile Learning in Georgetown ISD


Yesterday, local ABC affiliate KVUE did a story on our grades 6-12 BYOD initiative. Take a look at how creative our teachers were in a relatively short amount of time; the majority of teachers did not receive their iPads until mid-Spring 2013! BYOD BYOT Georgetown ISD iPad mobile learning mobile technology Over the past year, the school district I work for has made tremendous strides in the realm of mobile learning.

Happy Birthday Blog!

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Showcasing Student Work with #OdysseyExperts If We Could Write 10,000 Words Idioms, Not Idiots, for Promoting Speaking Skills The Dog in BYOD Writing About Grading Writing (Again). My blog turns one-year old today! 21,263 page views Thank you to all who have read my blog this year! I know I haven''t posted much lately, but I have a list of topics to write about once I get through the end of the school year. Please continue reading and sharing my posts!


The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education Leadership Guest post by John Falino. Cross posted at ON PRINCIPAL As noted in the “ The Principalship: What’s Most Important? ” (Post: 9/13), the nature of the Principalship has changed dramatically in a very short period of time.