Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are being adopted by districts and schools around the globe. With the growing access that students now have to technology at home, educators are seizing this opportunity to increase access in the classroom. In theory this all sounds fantastic and there are many benefits that I have witnessed firsthand after successfully implementing a BYOD initiative over five years ago at my high school.

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The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

Technology seems to be more accessible that ever before. Access to technology is by no means isolated to only adults. As a result of the advances in technology and an increase in Wi-Fi access, schools have slowly begun to respond to this trend. This has resulted in a growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives being adopted. However, many schools and districts that have adopted BYOD have done so without proper planning and support.

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Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

Neo LMS

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom setups are very common nowadays, but there are a few aspects to consider before implementing them. I’m imagining a school environment where students get to bring their own device, and they have access to different learning resources over the internet. I tried to BYOD when I was in college and the reactions of my teachers were mixed – some were totally open to it, while others were a bit cautious. So, what are your thoughts on BYOD?

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5 practical tips for BYOD equity

Neo LMS

This category is quite big and it constantly grows, but there are devices that are pretty common these days and everybody can have access to them easily — devices like smartphones and tablets. 5 practical tips for BYOD equity. One issue that comes up pretty often is that of BYOD equity. So how can schools ensure all their students can have access to the same quality of education when involved in a BYOD program? My high school building is a really old one.

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AirDrop for the BYOD classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

Many schools have BYOD (Bring your Own Device). ” You can access Snap Drop at the following web address. What this means for a BYOD school is far greater than what is described above. This is a game changer for BYOD environments and an application I am sure many teachers, students and administrators will find super useful. Android BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks InnovationApple AirDrop makes transferring files from one device to another a breeze.

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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. Take a look at the traffic at each access point below.

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How we turned around our ability to support BYOD for now and for the future

eSchool News

We not only have encouraged our faculty and staff to embrace BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), but we have also provided Chromebooks to all of our 18,000 students. Due to these changes, we realized we needed to increase the number of access points (APs) we were deploying to one AP per classroom. Related: 6 steps to a successful BYOD program. Featured on eSchool News IT Management access points AP byod

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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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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. But this shouldn’t stop schools from giving BYOD at least a chance.

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Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools

Neo LMS

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has taken the education system by storm. There’s been a lot of talk about BYOD in schools, on whether or not it is beneficial for the learning process of students, with serious arguments in both camps. I for one believe BYOD at school is a clear case of the if you can’t fight it, embrace it mantra. A BYOD Acceptable Use Policy is meant to ensure safety for users and keep the use of mobile devices “in the name of learning”.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In the last week’s post I promised to address exactly 10 BYOD concerns that keep schools reluctant to allowing students to use their mobile devices in the classroom. However, here’s a refresher of the previous post and the five BYOD concerns that are already put on the table: BYOD deepens the digital divide; BYOD will distract students; BYOD encourages students to cheat; Students might forget to bring/charge their devices; Parents may need to pay more for BYOD.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction. Adopting BYOD in schools seems like a win-win situation. But as with all things belonging to the real world, that one Murphy’s law that says “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” applies to BYOD as well.

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The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

Neo LMS

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are a natural corollary to technology-based educational initiatives. Challenges for BYOD are, however, also obvious: strain on school internet networks, content management, cheating and distraction. There is also a concern that BYOD creates digital divides in the classroom between well-resourced students and those from families that simply cannot afford to give their children devices.

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Moving Schools Forward With BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

I visited Eric’s High School on February 24 th to observe Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and his implementation of a contemporary learning environment. These multiple choice questions were accessed through the website Polleverywhere.com to assess student understanding via an instant audience feedback system. 21st Century Education BYOD educational technology Guest Blog Post Leadership The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Greg Farley.

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Augmented Reality – The Art of BYOD

EdTechTeam

Recently, I asked my students to bring whatever devices they had access to from their homes to school if their parents would allow it. So we set out to employ BYOD (bring your own devices) with augmented reality. The post Augmented Reality – The Art of BYOD appeared first on EdTechTeam. There are times in a school year when we are able to try things out with students with less risk (meaning failure is ok).

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all. For example, Chromebooks have their own settings menu with accessibility features, while Apple continues to pave the way with its innovative assistive technology practices. Just as it is important to model skills to teach students, the same philosophy can be applied to accessibility features.

BYOD helps boost rural school’s performance

eSchool News

Last video in Smarter Schools series features rural principal’s BYOD program that took school from “F” to “A”. A new video released by the Smarter Schools Project highlights the ways one rural school is driving up attendance, motivating students, and bringing new opportunities through a BYOD program. She said that tech has allowed her students to stay connected and access resources they wouldn’t otherwise have. “I ” At the same time, they implemented a new BYOD program.

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#BYOD gurus engage in #BYOTchat about equity + access

The Innovative Educator

Watch Tim Clark (@TimClark45), Willyn Webb (@WillynWebb), Michael Mills (@AquiAmigo) and Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) in a one hour video discussing equity and access when it comes to bringing your own device. BYOD / BYOT Take a watch and you'll enjoy a great conversation where these gurus share ideas that have worked and advise what to steer clear of when working toward a successful bring your own device/technology environment.

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Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

Enter the age of BYOD. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a huge part of the way schools are integrating technology. schools are focusing on building out their 1:1 programs, 56 percent of school districts have implemented BYOD programs, and that number is rising. The benefits of a BYOD program are far-reaching. In addition to driving down costs, BYOD also gives students an opportunity to engage with digital learning both in and out of the classroom.

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BYOD and Web Based Apps, Hosted Apps

Educational Technology Guy

BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, is very popular in many schools. BYOD does present some challenges including security and access to resources and software from personal devices. Solutions include network access control, robust antivirus, and web based and hosted applications. Network access control systems can lock down your network, as well as scan user devices for harmful viruses and malware and protect your network. The other issue is access to software.

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A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. Image credit For many learning activities, it’s not the device that matters but instead what learners can do with access to an array of interactives accessible on the Web. blended learning BYOD BYOT mobile learning mobile learning devices Wells Elementary School

The best BYOD tech tools for the Common Core classroom

eSchool News

Our Board of Education then announced we were now a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) district, but did not provide the professional development time to support this initiative. If the minimum age is 13 in the TOS, even if it is accessible in the district today, it can be blocked at any time and unable to be reopened. Next page: 4 “Keep it Simple” tool categories for BYOD and more. 21st Century Skills Common Core Digital Learning and Tools byod Google simple tech

Google Hangout on Air - Equity + Access for All with BYOD - Live tonight!

The Innovative Educator

EST for a Google Hangout to discuss bring your own device aka BYOD. The topic Equity + Access for All Our special guests include Tim Clark @TimClark45 or @BYOTNetwork Willyn Webb +Willyn Webb Michael Mills @AquiAmigo Connect with them on Twitter! Guests will discuss the following Why ensuring equity and access is important How to get started What happens for students who don’t have devices Tips for parent outreach How you prepare infrastructure Handling repairs And more!

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Case Study: Read How Skaggs Schools Embrace BYOD with Google Apps

eSchool News

We decided to embrace BYOD rather than resisting it”, explains Jim Duane, Director of Educational Resources. Read The Story To Learn How Skaggs Achieve Easy And Secure Wi-Fi Access With EasyPass Google. Ancillary Insights & Resources apps apps for education byod day device Education Google Google Apps Google Apps for Education high school IT middle school resources school schools

Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Studies have shown that low SES students test scores go up 30% when they have access to mobile devices. Access is a basic right in our country. Surveys show low SES schools tend to have less access to technology and teachers integrate devices like cell phones at far lower rates. A BYOD policy is a bridge for low SES students. Gives them access to knowledge that other students might experience in person. BYOD BYOT sxswedu

BYOD Equity Panel at #SXSWedu 2014

EdTechSandyK

On March 5, 2014, I was privileged to moderate and participate on a panel on Bridging the Digital Divide with BYOD Equity at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. My fellow panelists were: Jessica Herring , 7th Grade English teacher and practitioner of BYOD in the classroom at Benton Middle School outside of Little Rock, Arkansas Dr. Tim Clark , Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia.

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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. I am not sure deciding whether or not to provide wireless Internet access to students is even optional anymore. 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.

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Webinar Spotlight: Are You Ready for BYOD?

Graphite Blog

Are you interested in implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in your classroom or school? In our June webinar, Rachelle Wooten, a digital learning specialist at Fort Bend Independent School District in Texas and Graphite certified educator, provides a primer on BYOD, including digital tool recommendations, classroom management tips, lesson planning, teaching tips, and more. . Rachelle, who oversaw the BYOD training in her district, developed her own model: R.E.A.D.I.E.E

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5 Tips for Administrators That Can Lead to BYOD Success

Gaggle Speaks

As mobile devices become more accessible to everyone, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is likely to increase in popularity. The challenge with a BYOD program, however, is that you can’t simply tell students to bring their own devices to school. Having a BYOD program can mean major headaches for your support team. Don’t make the assumption that all of your students have access to your list of BYOD devices.

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"Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School

The 21st Century Principal

Recently, I found myself entangled with several people in a Twitter debate about whether BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies actually perpetuate or aggravate the digital divide our students currently experience. Having a BYOD policy would seem to perpetuate the divide between the tech-haves and tech-have-nots. Still, I can''t help but support any measures that give our students access. I do not buy into the argument of "no access for anyone until everyone can have it."

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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Educators still need to constantly evaluate the effectiveness of accessibility initiatives, advocate for resources for their students, and anticipate where they need to go next.

3 reasons to think twice before implementing a required BYOD program

FETC Converge

Across the country, school districts are seeking solutions to increase students’ access to computing technologies. When determining the best solution, the term “bring your own device,” or BYOD, frequently enters the conversation. Schools that implement BYOD programs will choose one or both of two approaches: required BYOD and supplemental BYOD.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals. Similarly, when vetting tech tools, the contracts should include the district’s accessibility requirements. Any upgrades should maintain, if not increase, a resource’s support for accessibility.

The Beginning of BYOD in New York City Schools

Graphite Blog

This brings some challenges but also many exciting opportunities for those schools willing to explore the possibilities of a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program. As a school, we''re taking steps to tailor how our BYOD program will run at PS 16 next year. The NYCDOE is providing us guidance at the BYOD Institute, which will give us insight into how the upcoming school year could look for implementing BYOD. Erin: What do you think the benefits of BYOD are?

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5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

While there is some debate about whether a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy perpetuates inequities and the technology gap, school districts in times of tightening budgets and limited resources are looking for cost-effective ways to increase student access to technology. Be aware of the technical requirements needed for providing BYOD in your school or district. Taking stock of your network to see if BYOD is going to enhance access not degrade access is important.

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