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.

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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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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.

Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

iLearn Technology

From the teacher perspective, Seesaw makes it simple to access student work immediately from their own device. Seesaw supports a variety of platforms making it super simple to use in any classroom environment and particularly in a BYOD setting.

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.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

Is there a plan to ensure that students have equal access to technology? Equitable access is a real problem, however, there are ways to level the playing field. These tools, combined with the BYOD enable HPA to offer equitable access to support the capstone program at the middle school.

Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Its a gateway into a public world for which they do not normally have access to. How each tweet, instagram post and facebook like is ultimately a reflection of them and can help them obtain a great job and hinder their post secondary school applications.

5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them

eSchool News

Then we implemented a district-wide BYOD program where kids as young as kindergarten were bringing in devices to share with their class. But as a district with a large free-and-reduced meals program, we knew BYOD was leaving gaps in access that were best addressed by going 1:1.

Digitally Leading and Learning

RafranzDavis.com

The tools are never the focus and always come secondary to learning goals. I believe this to my core but I have to say that this is a difficult thought to maintain when student device access is close to zero…other than a BYOD.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Her previous experiences include being a classroom business teacher at the high school and post-secondary levels, assistant director of a vocational cooperative, principal at East Noble High School, and assistant superintendent at East Noble School Corporation.

Edmodo: My LMS of Choice

Rebecca Davies

This allows Edmodo to be a whole school solution, no matter whether it is a primary, secondary, or P-12 setting. Edmodo gives me and the teachers I work with access to all of the tools I need, without giving me a headache trying to work around unnecessary, university based tools.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu.

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. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Yale University announced this week that its alumni would gain free access to JSTOR , an online archive of scholarly journals.

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. Secondary math teacher, Kyle Pearce, shares his most recent article on developing deeper thinking about mathematics among teen learners.