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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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 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.

"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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access

The Principal of Change

Discussing initiatives such as BYOD or 1-to-1 technology initiatives, there is often a lot of fear about “balance” First of all, the notion of “balance” is something that I truly believe should not be determined for anyone other than yourself. Providing a device doesn’t mean the student will be using it all of the time, but could have access all of the time. It is not that we have access to find information, but to also create it.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system. They spend more time in class trying to remember how to access the program than actually using it; they also clog IT channels when passwords aren’t easily recovered.

The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

When the crowd gets above 40 (I think) Shindig breaks people up into multiple rooms accessible through a Mingle Bar on the bottom of the screen, like so: . Next week : Deanna Marcum (Ithaka S+R) and I will discuss campus leaders’ attitudes towards the transformation of education and the future of libraries. Last week I led a new Future Trends Forum with a twist. Instead of having a guest for conversation, we focused on fresh results from my ongoing FTTE research.

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Digital Equity After the Pandemic

edWeb.net

Smartphones don’t equal home access: Students may have a phone, but that doesn’t mean they have home WiFi, unlimited data, or live in an area with a strong signal. Teachers have access issues too: Not all teachers have high-speed internet or unlimited data either. Adjust access and support accordingly. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. By Stacey Pusey. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Working out the Worksheet

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Now that the digital revolution is in full swing, I am trying to devise means for moving to a paperless and digital classroom while facing the following challenges: Availability of technology: there is a reason why I''m focused on BYOD with this blog; I do not teach in a 1:1 district. Practical & free BYOD resources are a must. And how many of these tools can be used with BYOD? Delivery is easy, but assessment via BYOD is more problematic.

Using Curriculet for Short Reading Texts & PARCC Prep

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Since it is web-browser based, Curriculet can be used on any device or computer which is a must for my BYOD, 1:1 one day a week with Chromebooks classroom. Whether you are signing in with your own email, using the Edmodo app , or signing in with Google, accessing your Curriculet is simple. Anyone who wants to give their students reading short passages can access Curriculet''s ever-growing library of ready-to-use current event curriculets.

#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Students access Edmodo apps for automated tasks or projects. Students also have access to other apps such as Powtoon, Pixton, Audioboo, and Dogo News for other online projects. With Curriculet''s premium library of contemporary texts being released this Fall, I''m excited to get my students reading more. I assign an entire text to my classes and post a reminder in Edmodo for students to access Curriculet.

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Yet, 1:1 classrooms, BYOD, and tech-supported education are today’s reality. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. edWeb Blog CoSN Digital equity and access district leadership Educational Technology rural districts

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Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

All students need to have the same access to WiFi, and thus the ability to use the device, whether they are at school or not. Equitable access should be a part of a larger discussion about how the schools are serving their students’ needs. For instance, one barrier to access was library cards. The school streamlined the process and included library card registration with overall school registration.

A letter of support

NeverEndingSearch

It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. As this year’s School Library Month draws to an end, I thought it might help similar efforts if I shared this recent letter. We provide access. Without this access, students ignore thousands of dollars of content their parents’ tax dollars support.

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The Year of Agency – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

Schools increasingly adopted 1:1 or BYOD programs and constructed new learning spaces. Now that students have increased access to digital tools and devices, I think that 2016 may be the year of student agency — the ability to act independently within a given environment and assume an amount of control and empowerment. Her topics will include Fostering a Culture of Innovation and From Library and Learning Space to Learning Commons. This post first appeared on Edutopia.

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Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

edWeb.net

Gaddis explained how Wake County focused their professional learning by first identifying three groups: teachers, leadership, and school library media coordinators. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. By Eileen Belastock.

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. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. Persistent access to high-speed Internet in and out of school.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy. CIPA requires schools and libraries to install measures to protect children from obscene or harmful content in exchange for discounts offered by the E-rate program. “Teachers will have access to expanded professional development programs.”

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Critical Steps for Safeguarding Data Privacy

edWeb.net

ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. By Stacey Pusey.

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Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

Show stakeholders that when investing in technology, you need to examine all costs from the impact on bandwidth to teacher training and student-home access. Reach out to the business community to provide your students with internships, apprenticeships, and access to technology.

Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use. With schools no longer in direct control of most devices on their networks , Mutter recommends looking for tools that include “mandated passwords to protect credentials, scheduled password changes, specific password complexity and encryption ability” to help handle BYOD in schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use. With schools no longer in direct control of most devices on their networks , Mutter recommends looking for tools that include “mandated passwords to protect credentials, scheduled password changes, specific password complexity and encryption ability” to help handle BYOD in schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use. With schools no longer in direct control of most devices on their networks , Mutter recommends looking for tools that include “mandated passwords to protect credentials, scheduled password changes, specific password complexity and encryption ability” to help handle BYOD in schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use. With schools no longer in direct control of most devices on their networks , Mutter recommends looking for tools that include “mandated passwords to protect credentials, scheduled password changes, specific password complexity and encryption ability” to help handle BYOD in schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use. With schools no longer in direct control of most devices on their networks , Mutter recommends looking for tools that include “mandated passwords to protect credentials, scheduled password changes, specific password complexity and encryption ability” to help handle BYOD in schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use. With schools no longer in direct control of most devices on their networks , Mutter recommends looking for tools that include “mandated passwords to protect credentials, scheduled password changes, specific password complexity and encryption ability” to help handle BYOD in schools.

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Making the Call on Mobile Device Management: What Should Schools Be Asking?

EdTech Magazine

Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use. With schools no longer in direct control of most devices on their networks , Mutter recommends looking for tools that include “mandated passwords to protect credentials, scheduled password changes, specific password complexity and encryption ability” to help handle BYOD in schools.

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Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

Beyond just the ability to pivot and be prepared for any type of learning, the pandemic has brought new concerns with “Zoom bombing” and increased outside access to school networks. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

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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. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. Access to connectivity is vital to a successful classroom BYOD policy, so these issues are largely taken care of by an institution.

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Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula

EdTech Magazine

Edtech spoke with Leila Nuland, managing research director for K-12 at Hanover research to discuss some of the trends surrounding computer science in K–12 and how to overcome issues of accessibility and underrepresentation in certain populations. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how library grants are helping K–12 schools boost computer science programs! When I think about what you need to be investing in, it's a matter of making sure that you have that accessibility.

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Network Essentials for School Board Members

Education Superhighway

To address this, take a tally of the number of devices that will access your network on a regular basis. Bear in mind that if your district has a Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) policy or a guest network, many students, teachers, and visitors will bring one or more devices of their own to your network. Here are three key funding sources that can help: The FCC’s federal E-rate program provides public schools and libraries with funding for Internet services.

Simple Steps Can Pave the Way for Modern Learning

EdTech Magazine

Often, the effects of the modern learning environment are felt first in common areas such as libraries and media centers. Over time, school leaders will want to extend these features into individual classrooms, so that technology and collaboration become embedded into the school day, as opposed to being special features reserved for visits to the school library. Simple Steps Can Pave the Way for Modern Learning. meghan.bogardu…. Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:11.

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