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.

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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.


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Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

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.

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.


Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

I have guidelines for cellphone and smartphone use, but it’s a constant struggle to keep kids engaged in lessons and off their phones. One way to solve the access issue is to allow students to use smartphones in class.

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!


Key trends from 2011 : People expect anytime anywhere access Resources becoming more cloud based Abundance of resources make it more challenging for us to function in the role of educator as we know it. Allows teacher to push questions out to students regardless of device as long as they have web access. It includes usage guidelines and possible consequences. Filters (because kids could use their 3G/4G to access Internet. 1:1 BYOD BYOT tcea TCEA2012


Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom


To really be able to apply the blended learning approach, teachers need access to multiple devices connected to the Internet, but also tools such as an LMS to create a community working together towards the same goals, both online and offline.

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Over the years we have seen more embracement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 device rollouts. Cost and ease of access will only lead to more schools and districts going down this path. Persistent access to high-speed Internet in and out of school.

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


This includes providing guidelines for how to advantageously conduct research on the web ; students have to evaluate search results and sort for reliability, validity, and relevance. Inspired By Gary Spracklen of Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA), United Kingdom.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. Aggregate and publish commonly-accessed websites to make sure everyone has same access, same documents, same links, and same information. Check which students have accessed which assignments.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Most Popular Posts of 2014 and All Time

The Innovative Educator

Post Comments Page Views Date 5 Ideas to Make Lectures and Presentations Interactive 52 5262 8/31/2014 Going #BYOD ? In 2014 The Innovative Educator blog shared 166 posts with its readers. It is quite a rewarding feeling to be able to share and learn with others. I t hank those who stopped by to learn with me. A special thanks to those who took the time to comment and help me and others deepen my thinking on important topics. Below are the posts that were viewed or commented on the most.


What 7 Factors Should Educators Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students?


Related to technology specifically, the education research indicates that underserved students benefit from: Opportunities to learn that include one-to-one access to devices. High-speed Internet access. These promising practices can be used as guidelines for evaluating existing tech tools and levers for change—but strong alignment among several key elements in a given context supersedes any of the practices above. Seven. That’s the magic number.

Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

Schools are implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies that allow students Wi-Fi access using their smartphones. These devices accelerate the possibilities of accessing existing content on the web, and generating and sharing student-created content. Instead, we need poliies and guidelines that encourage students and teachers to engage in the use of these tools. Implement school-wide Wi-FI access for all students and staff.

“You can build upon [your] power by believing in yourself, your skills and the value these skills can bring to the education system and your students.” – Cynthia Gozzard, Canada

Daily Edventures

She accesses a variety of assistive technologies that support her reading and writing. The Kindle has a text to speech function that helped her to access the books and she was able to communicate verbally with her peers about what she was reading in class.