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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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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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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.

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. Apps and software are a boon for special needs students, but teachers shouldn’t download whatever they feel like. All software—and hardware—should be vetted by a team of faculty and IT staff.

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. That critical mass of users has driven a number of changes, including innovations in design of hardware and software. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. For many that is already a reality.

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

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Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. 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. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

Why School Boards Should Want to Get Devices Into the Hands of Students

Gaggle Speaks

For years, school boards have worked to put learning devices into the hands of students, whether through carts, one-to-one or BYOD initiatives. Another less-discussed benefit of educational devices and software is that you put the possibility of self-education into the hands of students. Prevent the abuse and misuse of learning devices and software with services like Gaggle Safety Management, so that technology doesn’t become a roadblock to education. Mobile Learning

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Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Where do students plug their laptops and mobile phones into when they need to recharge their batteries? A number of other effective alternatives are possible when each student owns a mobile, personal learning device to accommodate their individual needs. Universities must therefore ensure that institutional services such as Learning Management Systems and the provision of other centralised software remain stable and accessible at all times.

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. By embracing cloud solutions, such as those offered by Microsoft , Amazon and Google , school leaders can rethink computer labs to offer greater flexibility and increase access to instructional technology — and enjoy some cost savings. Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization. eli.zimmerman_9856.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

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. Students will be able to access their classroom on the cloud through a unified learning platform system where, if the school is willing, students are not required to be in the class physically.

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

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In summary, their results suggested “no noticeable improvement” in standardized test scores (PISA) for reading, mathematics, or science in countries that heavily invested in classroom technology; thus, they do not believe expanding access to high-tech devices (1:1 Chromebook programs) will abate falling test scores. . Business and technology have become truly complementary: Forbes gives the example of engine manufacturers relying on software to push forward production.

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Lessons from a Decade of 1:1: a Crowd-Sourced Interview

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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Indiana offers BYOD as an option to accompany 1:1. Sanfrancesco agrees: “You have to have adequate bandwidth and access points in place from the start, as well as plans for refreshing the technology.” A student from Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation enjoys the mobility of his device. We used to collect the devices at the end of the school year, but kids were upset about not having access all summer.

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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? The teacher and special education aide use the voice dictation software on an iPad and allow her to speak her words.

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? The teacher and special education aide use the voice dictation software on an iPad and allow her to speak her words.

BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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CLASSLINK ONECLICK ClassLink OneClick technology enables access to Web-based, Windows, and Google applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. HOVERCAM, HOVERCAM PILOT DIGITAL PODIUM The HoverCam Pilot is the world’s first fully-integrated, mobile, digital podium.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. BYOD is often seen as a way of solving budget concerns while increasing the authenticity of learning experiences , while critics point to the problems BYOD can cause for district IT, privacy concerns, and more. A collection of software bundled by Google that is available on a subscription model for schools and classroom. Mobile Learning.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability. It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

Teachers at the cutting edge of this work are asking students to use technology to access and synthesize information in the service of finding solutions to multifaceted, complex problems they might encounter in the real world. Access to mobile technology especially has helped students feel comfortable in the role of digital creator. BYOD/Maker Movement: In just one or two years, experts predict Bring Your Own Device policies and makerspaces will be commonplace in schools.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/ This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The system allows any organization to deliver live 360 4K video to viewers on computers and mobile devices.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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Access to content in 12 Lexile levels in English and 8 levels in Spanish with customizable learning and language scaffolds means all students in a class can participate together in grade-appropriate learning, regardless of their level of reading ability or stage of English language development. Judges liked the moderation and control features, the Chromecast and AirPlay integration, and the BYOD functionality. They also liked its teacher dashboard and software interfaces.

What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas

Learning in Hand

Note that you will have to give webqr.com permission to access your webcam. Click the Download button on mobile, desktop, and laptop devices to save a PNG or JPEG image file. It’s USB and comes with software for Macintosh and Windows. It comes with P-Touch Editor Software for Macintosh and Windows, and includes its own QR code generator and clipart. Roll the dice for a mobile site to communicate your reflection.

We need to rethink university IT Services

Mark Smithers

Increasingly academics have no control over their machines, and cannot install or trial new software. All of these people require different levels of access to different systems. Most of them though simply require access to the open internet. There are a then a large number of applications that should be accessible from anywhere and secured using the standard internet security mechanisms that we use on daily basis.

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2012 Edublog Award Nominations

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The beauty of Socrative is it can be used via the web or via an app on iOS or Android, so even in a BYOD environment where you have a mixture of devices, as long as they can download an app or hit a website, all students in your class can participate. Not to mention software tutorials on programs such as iTunes and Camtasia. There are advertisements on the site, but when you are accessing a training video, you no longer see the ads. It is Edublog Award nomination time again!

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

I think such courses aren’t open in the sense that they limit access based on the ability to pay. Still such courses can offer considerably wider access to higher education than the traditional model. There will be some innovations to escape the limitations of locked down enterprise learning management systems, increasing use of third party services, more innovative use of mobile tech and increasing experimentation with wearable devices. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

I think such courses aren’t open in the sense that they limit access based on the ability to pay. Still such courses can offer considerably wider access to higher education than the traditional model. There will be some innovations to escape the limitations of locked down enterprise learning management systems, increasing use of third party services, more innovative use of mobile tech and increasing experimentation with wearable devices. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy. Google has worked to address many of the accessibility issues, and The Chronicle of HIgher Education reports that the issue was resolved "without any admission of wrongdoing."

Learning Revolution - Education Films - Why Hitting 50K G+ Comunity Members Is Sad - New Public Calendars - Occupy Your Brain

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''re building new calendars for major conferences and events in the library, education, museum, and nontraditional education arenas--you can access these calendars through the top menu of the website. BYOD Training – Attend webinars , take an eBook building course , or plan your technology program. Partner Announcements EdTechReview : Introducing New EdTechReview: The new website is mobile friendly and responsive.

“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

With training she quickly recognized the potential of the Windows Speech Recognition software to express her thoughts in writing using the dictation function. 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.