Is your classroom ready for BYOD?


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. I tried to BYOD when I was in college and the reactions of my teachers were mixed – some were totally open to it, while others were a bit cautious. So, what are your thoughts on BYOD?

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5 practical tips for BYOD equity


This category is quite big and it constantly grows, but there are devices that are pretty common these days and everybody can have access to them easily — devices like smartphones and tablets. 5 practical tips for BYOD equity. One issue that comes up pretty often is that of BYOD equity. So how can schools ensure all their students can have access to the same quality of education when involved in a BYOD program? My high school building is a really old one.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]


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


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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BYOD and Web Based Apps, Hosted Apps

Educational Technology Guy

BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, is very popular in many schools. BYOD does present some challenges including security and access to resources and software from personal devices. Solutions include network access control, robust antivirus, and web based and hosted applications. Network access control systems can lock down your network, as well as scan user devices for harmful viruses and malware and protect your network. The other issue is access to software.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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.

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


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

Vernier app offers hands-on learning about thermal energy

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology developed a new free app to allow students to study thermal energy concepts by analyzing images and video captured with the FLIR ONE Thermal Camera for iOS. The new app provides students with an engaging way to study and to visualize thermal energy,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. Already the world leader in thermal imaging, FLIR led the way in making this technology more accessible with the FLIR ONE.

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. In my current school, HPA, we have a program called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) where the students are responsible for bringing a device to school. These tools, combined with the BYOD enable HPA to offer equitable access to support the capstone program at the middle school.

4 Take Aways from ATLIS 2017

Indiana Jen

He was also sure to point out that children can often learn coding on their own (with the self-directed software today). In addition to gender, there were several sessions about equity and access. For example, Margie Llines and Rurik Nackerud tackled Equity in BYOD. Many schools with even the most robust scholarship and needs programs still do not include technology and access as a part of those packages!

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

The 21st Century Principal

The same goes for iPads, digital cameras, interactive boards, and any number of tech devices and software. Mandating specific devices, technologies, and software will kill an educator''s enthusiasm quickly. Fail to provide adequate hardware and/or software. Teachers are encouraged to get students writing and engaging in online blogging, but they don''t have access to computers. Purchase hardware or software after a sales pitch rather considering staff needs.

5 steps for implementing a 1:1 program


The device is usually offered by the school, but with the spread of BYOD programs, this no longer stands true all the time. By using the said device, a student can ask for help and receive targeted feedback and support from one teacher or another, access the internet and other learning materials and resources when they most need them, and basically develop skills that a face-to-face learning environment can’t teach.

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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.

Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

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. BYOD education learning mobile learning spaces Technology university

Dell releases network appliance to provide Virtual Windows Desktops to Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

While they can do a lot , there are the occasional times when a user will need access to a Windows only application. There are a variety of ways to allow this on a Chromebook: setting up Chrome Remote Desktop on a Windows desktop PC, or using server based systems such as VM Ware, Citrix and Ericom AccessNow to provide access. My district uses Ericom AccessNow to provide access to Windows applications on Chromebooks.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

That critical mass of users has driven a number of changes, including innovations in design of hardware and software. Bearing in mind that many people in poorer countries don''t yet have access to mobile telephony, this means that many people will have at least two separate subscriptions, and in some cases more. Knowledge can be spread faster now that ever, through such handheld, accessible applications. Mobile technology is a game changer.

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


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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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.


For those in the know, learning integration in the cloud isn’t just about using online cloud storage solutions here and there – it also involves the technical aspects of cloud computing such as learning platforms being offered as SaaS (Software as a Service) or PaaS (Platform as a Service), and the ability to access such platforms on any platform, and more importantly, 24/7 collaboration.

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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

The MobyMax tablet runs on Android which means in addition to all of the great MobyMax curriculum, your students also have access to all of the happiness that Android brings. At Anastasis , we are a 1-1 iPad setting, this works really well for us, but we also have a population where we can request a device in a BYOD situation. It’s always nice when new toys show up in the mail to review.

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.


Using a school LMS to deliver PD for teachers


They create courses, give access to all sorts of learning materials online, use gamification features, design learning paths, encourage online collaboration, monitor student progress, do grading, and so on. If professional training courses are delivered through the same LMS that is used for teaching students, there’s no need for extra resources and more money to buy new software. Having a learning management system is almost a given in many schools today.

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BYOC (Camera) School Project

The students'' project is to create a movie using Apple''s iMovie software that reflects their memories and experiences while in elementary school. I would only be responsible for teaching students how to upload pictures to iPhoto and then how to access them in iMovie. BYOC BYOD digital cameras project technology For the first time at my school, we allowed students to bring their own digital cameras for a school project, titled the BYOC School Project.

Interesting idea - Chromebook + Nexus 7 instead of just an iPad

Educational Technology Guy

At EdcampCT this past week, I was chatting with Greg McVerry ( @jgmac1106 ) about devices, 1-1 and BYOD and he made an interesting comment. Their data and files are all online so they can still access them anywhere. Related: New Chromebooks and Chrome OS - great for education Google for Education Resources Android for Education Resources On device apps/software vs. web apps - which is better for schools?

Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources. Students can access classroom activities and other resources anywhere and anytime which gives them a continuum of learning beyond their classrooms. Access to these LMSs is as simple as logging and gaining access to learning resources as if students were on their laptop, and let's not forget that there are over 6 billion mobile phones in the world so just imagine the possibilities.

Digital Learning Prospers With the Right Culture

A Principal's Reflections

Access matters – During the planning process it is imperative that there is a critical analysis of existing infrastructure. In addition to WiFi, it is important to ensure there are enough devices and associated software if the goal is integration across the curriculum. To increase access give some thought to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative if there is not enough funding to go 1:1.

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


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.” We used to collect the devices at the end of the school year, but kids were upset about not having access all summer. WHERE DOES BYOD FIT INTO YOUR PROGRAM? We allow BYOD to supplement that.”


#2: 10 education trends for 2018

eSchool News

As a result of this paradigm shift, communities around the country are demanding a more transparent, equitable, and accessible enrollment process for all families. They will augment their marketing and outreach efforts before the enrollment window even opens and they will simplify and transform their application and registration systems to improve the equity and access in school selection.

ClassLink Recognized with Five 2018 SIIA CODiE Awards


ClassLink empowers students and teachers with instant access to 6,000+ single sign-on apps and files at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. We’re always learning from the educators we work with, which motivates us to deliver the best product for access, rostering, and now account provisioning for education institutions”. “I Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.




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. Impero Education Pro is a combination of internet safety, classroom management, and network administration software for schools.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


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.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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.

The New Design for School Networks

School- and district-wide wireless internet access is no longer a nice-to-have—it’s a must have. And with staff, teachers, parents, and students needing 24/7 access, there’s never a good time for down time. Moreover, now that almost all of a school’s information—from student grades to employee information to building finances—is digital, districts need to make access a high priority.


Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

But, they also saw a large number of resources being recommitted to just this one aspect of education: space for server farms, money for hardware and software upgrades, overworked personnel, etc. While the presenters named several reasons they chose to move to the cloud, their top reason was equitable access to edtech. First, all programs are accessible to all students and teachers. If one pathway goes down, students and teachers will still have access.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 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. Principals can access unique data insights on how teachers, parents and students are using FreshGrade through monthly reports.

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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.