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 devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. 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.

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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. Even though the cost of mobile devices has gone down, considerable purchasing challenges persist. 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.

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. The success of mobile learning relies on proper planning, reflection, and evaluation to improve. Below are some questions to help you ascertain where you are, but more importantly, where you want to be with either 1:1 or BYOD.

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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Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

After a semester long pilot program with the senior class during the spring of 2011, we rolled out our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program to the entire student body in September. Mobile learning devices (i.e. Smartphones and Internet accessible devices have been used by students to conduct web-based research, take notes using Evernote , manage work through Google Docs or Dropbox , organize their assignments on their calendars, and develop projects with a variety of other tools.

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

eSchool News

Biggest challenge: With reliance on mobility for K-12 curriculum increasing, the demand for wireless in our district has also increased. 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.

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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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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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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. Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Adopting BYOD in schools seems like a win-win situation. Top 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom.

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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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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. Read more: How to create accessible e-learning design.

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. By allowing kids to bring and use their mobile devices in the classroom, schools can make learning more fun and engaging.

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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Finding the value of going mobile.

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. Mobile Learning

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Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

But we can use mobile devices to help. It''s becoming more socially acceptable to talk about school outside of school because of mobile devices. 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. BYOD BYOT sxswedu

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

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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Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

First as consumers and then as educators, schools are committing to mobile technology as their preferred method of digital interaction. Watch the webinar: Inventing the Future: Mobile-First Learning To design and implement the kinds of wireless/wired infrastructures needed today, districts need a strategic partner who can help them achieve their vision of preparing their students for college or career. They’ve grown up tech-savvy and prefer to do everything on mobile devices.

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.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

I am a huge proponent of harnessing and leveraging mobile technology in the classroom. The key , whether 1:1 or BYOD, is to thoroughly plan and put learning at the forefront for kids, teachers, and administrators. Mobile technology is more accessible than it has ever been. The urge to go on a personal device in schools, with and without mobile learning initiatives, has grown exponentially. 1:1 BYOD BYOT mobile learning Pocket Points

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Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. The Mobile World Congress predicts that as early as 2014, mobile phone subscriptions will outstrip the global population (~7.9 For many that is already a reality.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning. As the presentation began to focus on mobile learning initiatives a hand immediately went up. Change in mindset hinges on our ability to challenge certain assumptions that we have in terms of mobile technologies. Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles.

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. OK, this was number 1, but there are just so many great things that children are given access to! 5) BYOD leads to more copying and pasting.

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Search for Mobile Apps Using Google

EdTechSandyK

What a cool tool for those of us working in mobile learning environments - whether they be individual teacher devices, pods of classroom devices, 1:1, or BYOD - to use to explore app possibilities without having to log into an app store first! I played with app search a little and made a quick tutorial video to show you how to access it and an idea I had for combining it with Google''s advanced search feature. Android apps Chrome iOS iPad iPod mobile learning

Activators and Summarizers with Mobile Devices

Kathy Schrock

Since many classrooms now have at least part time access to 1:1 mobile devices, whether on a cart, a BYOD environment, or a true 1:1 program, I thought I would showcase how some of these can easily be used with mobile devices. Written in 1993, the structures are sound and can easily be adapted for use with mobile devices. How can students use mobile devices for these activities? To move this structure to the mobile device, first introduce the topic.

?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. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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

EdTech Magazine

To help tackle this tech issue, and ensure these devices don’t become distractions, many schools are turning to mobile device management. MORE FROM EDTECH : K–12 schools need strong mobile device management services. Mobile Device Management Basics for Schools. Bans on mobile device use in schools are rapidly falling , and school districts are starting to draft BYOD policies that manage smartphone use.

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Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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