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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways. More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But failure BYOD stories exist as well, and they rarely hit the headlines as often. Top 10 BYOD concerns: 1. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.

EdTech4Beginners

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years. They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. Below I have listed 10 pros and cons of BYOD: PROS: 1) The devices are excellent learning tools which bring a lot to the classroom. i.e. tutorials on YouTube, Google Maps, virtual reality. 5) BYOD leads to more copying and pasting. Do you have a BYOD scheme?

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. Now let's see what are the top e-learning trends for 2016. 2016 will be a big year in e-learning.

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The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

To streamline the process consider using Google Scholar to quickly and easily find research that supports the need for change. When we tackled our grading culture at my school I first looked at the data (we were failing way too many kids) and then used Google Scholar to find research to guide the direction for a better way. There is always a great deal of discussion about change in education in order to better prepare students for success.

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6 Easy ways to make e-learning fun

Neo LMS

There are of some things that everyone needs to know, teachers especially, in order to upgrade your e-learning: Mobilize your learning It would be an understatement to say that mobile devices are everywhere. There are lots of collaboration apps available on major app stores and existing mobile devices can start replacing cumbersome and often heavy resources such as textbooks and visual aids. And it’s not just students who can BYOD, but teachers as well.

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6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Securly

There are a wide variety of resources available including Youtube for Schools and Google for Education. In addition, taking polls or mini quizzes using mobile devices before or after a lesson is a good way to assess student knowledge and retention rates. . This parallels robust and well designed infrastructure – make sure learning spaces are able to handle the introduction of mobile devices.

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Transforming the classroom with augmented learning

Neo LMS

In essence AR amplifies the user’s senses and unlocks yet another layer of digital information all with the power of mobile devices. The Microsoft HoloLens and Google Glass, for example, are both wearable AR devices which work by projecting a set of images, video and sound output while the user wears a device on his/her head. Using the app, student can create interactive learning content using their mobile devices and share it to anyone.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. Here are 5 ways to get to curate that practice by making your class a BYOD zone. To ensure educators maintain a professional demeanor while communicating with students, it's possible to use apps such as Google docs or Evernote rather than basic email/texting on mobile devices.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

8 creative classroom tech tips—from a teacher who had very little of it

eSchool News

I have purposely left coordinated and intentional BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs out of this list. Even with the best-planned BYOD program, there will be students who do not have devices to bring. It is tax-deductible, and your formerly technology deprived classroom could become 1:1 with mobile devices. Free browser extensions abound for browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

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Hospitality for Virtual Presenters

ProfHacker

Luckily most of them are tech savvy, but I don’t see why conferences can’t offer some things like a high-speed internet connection (some conferences offer this) and good mic/speaker options (BYOD events don’t offer this). I usually join via Google hangouts or Zoom. We had the room connect to the Google hangout using two devices: the room computer projected the streaming of the virtual people and a mobile device (iPad or smartphone) was used as a mic (i.e.

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education

Reading By Example

Schleicher agrees with a retiring principal in Australia who stated that mobile technology should not be in classrooms because it is a distraction. The point: How can students take advantage of the vast knowledge available at their fingertips without each of them having access to the connectivity that wireless and mobile devices can bring? ” He also utilizes the research, definition, and grammar check tools with Google Docs. Technology in schools is a neutral resource.

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education

Reading By Example

Schleicher agrees with a retiring principal in Australia who stated that mobile technology should not be in classrooms because it is a distraction. The point: How can students take advantage of the vast knowledge available at their fingertips without each of them having access to the connectivity that wireless and mobile devices can bring? ” He also utilizes the research, definition, and grammar check tools with Google Docs. Technology in schools is a neutral resource.

We need to rethink university IT Services

Mark Smithers

Users of Google Apps are not allowed to publish documents or use most of the Google App features available to the independent Google account holder. They don’t have any at the moment unless they BYOD (bring your own device). Another option that is starting to be used at some universities is the use of a drop in location that operates like an Apple Genius bar where people can come and immediate support for mobile devices.

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Inside Our Digital Learning Implementation Phase 2

RafranzDavis.com

To give some background, our district is a BYOD district and has only been such for about two years. Unlike many of my peers, we did not have the luxury of mobile carts on campuses, enough labs beyond the one per campus, no technology to supplement for students who did not have their own device and barely enough training on the tools that we have in place. In my school district, our professional and digital learning department is barely around 7 months old.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. 2016). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018

techlearning

The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features. Impero also offers Impero EdLink , a mobile device management tool to help schools manage one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs. It partnered with advocacy organizations to produce white papers at the 2017 and 2016 Digital Citizenship Summits.

Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

edWeb.net

There will also be an ongoing need for improved digital tools that provide privacy and safety online and further development of an online infrastructure that includes increased support for the use of mobile devices. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Department of Education Secretary in October 2016. Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud. In the fall of 2016 Ann co-authored and published Life Lessons in Leadership.

Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

edWeb.net

During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” She guided both the educational technology and IT departments to support district and site personnel to plan and complete all iPad deployments and the Mobile Learning Initiative. Step 1: Make a plan.