The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

This has resulted in a growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives being adopted. However, many schools and districts that have adopted BYOD have done so without proper planning and support. The overall goal of any BYOD initiative should be to support and enhance student learning. BYOD begins with trusting and respecting students. A rash decision is made to go BYOD without a sound rationale for how it will impact student learning.

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Real-time Assessment Tool a Great Fit for BYOD, 1-to-1

techlearning

Formative is a web-based student response and assessment tool for the flipped, BYOD, or 1-to-1 classroom

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Quick Collection Of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Resources

The Web20Classroom

But while students are embracing BYOD with loud applause, educators are taking a step back and thinking about the impact BYOD has on their teaching. I recently worked with teachers on a BYOD initiative and the first questions I would get asked centered around how they were going to utilize all the different devices at the same time, how they would see what was on each screen and how did their teaching need to change now that every student had a device.

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Moving Schools Forward With BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

I visited Eric’s High School on February 24 th to observe Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and his implementation of a contemporary learning environment. These multiple choice questions were accessed through the website Polleverywhere.com to assess student understanding via an instant audience feedback system. 21st Century Education BYOD educational technology Guest Blog Post Leadership The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Greg Farley.

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How to Assess with Respect with Starr Sackstein

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment is part of what teachers have to do in school. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect. Listen to Starr Sackstein share how to assess with respect. Although it is required, we teachers can make sure we assess with respect.

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The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

Neo LMS

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are a natural corollary to technology-based educational initiatives. Challenges for BYOD are, however, also obvious: strain on school internet networks, content management, cheating and distraction. There is also a concern that BYOD creates digital divides in the classroom between well-resourced students and those from families that simply cannot afford to give their children devices.

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Assessing the evidence for edtech

Ed Tech Now

The widespread criticisms of the recent LSE and OECD reports are poorly founded and do nothing but undermine the argument for serious edtech Continue reading → Academic research BYOD edtech education technology Louis-Philippe Beland LSE mobile phones in schools PISA Richard Murphy

App of the Week: Formative assessment for BYOD

eSchool News

Formative is a digital response tool for the BYOD or 1-to-1 classroom. Pros : Appealing design, flexible features make it easy to create simple or detailed assessments. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Common Sense Graphite. To read the full app review, c lick here. . Formative. What’s It Like?

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Real-time Assessment Tool a Great Fit for BYOD, 1-to-1

techlearning

Cleverly designed for teachers, Formative offers a flexible and attractive solution for gathering a variety of student response types and offering individualized feedback. Techlearning Resources Site of the Week

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Digital Assessment Techniques with Edpuzzle

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edpuzzle is at the center of formative assessment in my flipped classroom. From syncing with Google Classroom to quick checks for understanding, Edpuzzle is my go-to tool for assessing students' learning with video lessons. Teachers know that assessment is a time-consuming, but vital part, of the learning cycle. assessment #edpuzzle #edtech #edtechbridge #flipblog #flipclass #flippclasschat

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Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

The Web20Classroom

When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. Deliver content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Now, as 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are taking over our schools, its becoming even easier to formatively assess what our students know and for our students to leave feedback as to what they need. Here are a few sites and apps to help with formative assessments. formative assessment

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. Have an instructional framework centered around curriculum design before talking about assessment.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). Note: This post is directly related to my work at the International Center for Leadership in Education Efficacy has been on my mind a great deal as of late, and as a result, it has been reflected in my writing.

Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year

The Web20Classroom

One area of improvement still to this day I wish I could go back and improve even more was assessment. Mainly, embracing formative assessment. Delivering content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Now, as 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are taking over our schools, it's becoming even easier to formatively assess what our students know and for our students to leave feedback as to what they need because of this ready access to technology.

Flipped Learning Podcast: Tools for Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I had a great conversation with Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown about tech tools for assessment on the Flipped Learning Network''s Podcast. Check out the conversation: assessment edtech flipped podcast I look at edtech as a vehicle for learning and a way to leverage the workload for teachers.

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The Intersection of Project Share, BYOD, and PBL #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Decides on what will be assessed at the end and how it will be assessed. Multiple formative assessments - Ex: exit tickets, I have/who has - performed throughout the project. Students also assess each other and teacher takes that into consideration. BYOD goal was simple: turn on a device and automatically connect to the network. With PBL and BYOD, everything changes! BYOD pbl sxswedu

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Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

edWeb.net

Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? During their presentation, “Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could. First, Robbins proposed several key questions leaders should ask before even considering online assessments.

Edmodo Quizzes: Tips & Tricks

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Whether used for quick informational checks or unit tests, the quiz feature enables teachers to assign formative and summative assessments with ease. I use Edmodo Quizzes for assessing students'' knowledge acquisition, practicing PARCC related digital literacy skills, and demonstrating students'' application of knowledge learned through out the marking period. Summative Assessments Summative unit tests can easily be given using Edmodo''s quiz feature.

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#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

From taking quick quizzes as a homework check to group quizzes to summative tests, Edmodo''s quiz feature is my go to feature for assessment. Preparing for digital assessments, students complete quick Edmodo Snapshot assignments. Snapshot provides students with standards-aligned assessments for math and ELA. I can quickly choose the standards I want to assess and assign the questions to my students.

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

assessment assignments BYOD Claco digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass flipped Google docs literature PBL speaking wordle writing Using Screencast-O-Matic and Windows Live Movie Maker, here is a "quick" tour of how I integrate technology in my classroom. Be sure to check out the complete list of projects and resources by clicking on the Integrating Technology tab.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

20 Transformational Formative Assessment Tools

Graphite Blog

Formative assessment may not be new, but since technology came into the picture, it feels significantly renewed. With the increase in BYOD and 1-to-1 programs, the edtech market is abuzz with student response tools, online collaboration platforms, and other resources that gauge student understanding and foster collaboration. All of these tools leverage technology to make learning and teaching more impactful -- successfully bringing formative assessment into the 21st century.

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.

20 Transformational Formative Assessment Tools

Graphite Blog

Formative assessment may not be new, but since technology came into the picture, it feels significantly renewed. With the increase in BYOD and 1-to-1 programs, the edtech market is abuzz with student response tools, online collaboration platforms, and other resources that gauge student understanding and foster collaboration. All of these tools leverage technology to make learning and teaching more impactful -- successfully bringing formative assessment into the 21st century.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Hypothetically, effective mobile learning can empower learners by enabling them to better assess and select relevant information, redefine their goals, and reconsider their understanding of concepts within a shifting and growing frame of reference (the information context).” — Marguerite L. As a principal I quickly saw the potential in mobile learning and as a result our school became the first to embrace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) back in 2010.

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. 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. Has staff been trained in digital pedagogy (lesson/project design, assessment, etc.)? How will equity be ensured in a BYOD environment?

7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!

Kleinspiration

Now, at quick glance, teachers can privately assess their student''s understanding. Paperless Classroom and Assessments : The program is simple to use but robust in features. I''m so excited about using the question features Go Interactive that I haven''t explored the assessment features too much. Teachers can set up answer sheets and have students take their assessments within the app. The system scores the assessment for the teacher.

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CSI: Salinas

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The final project can be completed on paper, using word processing skills and completed using a student''s BYOD device. The Final Product Students type up an outline for their case and is an individual grade assessing ability to follow directions, craft a legitimate argument and demonstrate understanding of outline format. For the BYOD component and to make up for not doing an actual mock-trial, students would work in groups comprised of people with the same court case and position.

Creating an Effective Learning Environment While Practicing Social Distancing

Dr. Shannon Doak

This means students will be in the classroom and you as their teacher, will need to share documents with them, assign learning tasks, and assess their understanding. So, your school has decided to re-open face-to-face learning following CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Edcanvas: The Art of Curating

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I like the idea of using this as a formative assessment to check for understanding of the content. With multiple options for sharing via social media and QR codes and embedding in Edmodo and created webpages, Edcanvas is ideal for sharing with other educators and students in 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. edtech #ELAFlip #flipclass BYOD Edcanvas edmodo paperless QR codes One of my favorite tools for curating resources is Edcanvas.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

However, if a well-designed assessment is in place, then the natural course of action is to allow learners to select the best tool for the task. blended learning BYOD BYOT mobile learning mobile learning devices Wells Elementary SchoolMore and more schools are either installing or improving WiFi networks in schools. 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.

What are we doing?

Dr. Shannon Doak

The world has changed and the requirements of the society our students are entering is no longer best served by the teaching and assessment methods we are still clinging to. How many schools still use tests as their major form of assessment? We need a better way to assess real learning.

QR Codes for Imagery Writing

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using BYOD, students will bring to class their personal device and use a QR code reader to access pictures on the web. Grading The initial writing responses will not be graded, but instead used for formative assessment. assignments BYOD BYOT edtech image search literary devices narrative terms peer evaluation QR codes writing This activity will appeal to students who are kinestetic and visual learners.

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

assessment BYOD digital citizenship discussions edtech education peer evaluation reflection speaking teaching twitter wordle writing With all this use of technology and the notion that prospective employers and college admissions officers are researching applicants, students should learn how to be responsible digital citizens and consider the effects of their digital footprints.

Week #2- Artistry & Collaboration

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I wanted to "formatively" assess their understanding and ability to collaborate. I''ll be giving them a test on narrative terms at the end of this week, as well as a quiz on "Priscilla & the Wimps" to assess their knowledge and comprehension. assessment assignments BYOD BYOT education flipclass flipped flipping Google docs literary devices narrative terms Reading teaching writing Week 2 Break Down: 1. Narrative Terms & Literary Devices 2.

Summer 2017 Learning Series-Embracing Formative Assessment

The Web20Classroom

From there we will look at Formative Assessment and how easy it is to do today. One area of improvement still to this day I wish I could go back and improve even more was assessment. Mainly, embracing formative assessment. Delivering content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. This evolution should (and is) cause a shift for all teachers to look to formative assessment as the basis for understanding where students are in their learning.

Groupwork Protocols for Blended & Flipped Learning

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

flipblogs #flipclass #flipclasschat #fln #groupwork assessment flipped learningI am inspired by Catlin Tucker and her Station Rotation model , but in a 43-minute period, I struggle with how to effectively implement the rotation piece with my ninth grade students. Every second in our 43-minute period is precious. No matter how well I train my students, the transition time for station rotation is problematic. So I thought, "What if the stations rotate to the students?"

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Quick Fix: Edmodo Quiz Timed Out

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Edmodo is the hub of my virtual classroom, and the Quiz feature has been a time saver: from quick quizzes to final exams, Edmodo Quiz is my go-to assessment tool because all questions and quizzes are banked, the quiz feature has versatile security features, and feedback is delivered in a timely fashion to students. assessment data edmodo quiz

May this Gobstopper (Now Called Curriculet) be Ever Lasting!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I''ve written quite a bit about assessing writing (ad nauseum) via digital means, reading instruction and assessment have remained a primarily paper-based enterprise in my class. While students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks.

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Quick, Paperless Lesson Planning with Google Calendar and Sites

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I keep the structure of the plan consistent with four main areas: Objectives, Tasks, Assessments, and Standards. I integrate technology into my personal and professional practices so that I can save time and function efficiently. For many teachers, lesson plans can time consuming and cumbersome as they write, execute them and send the plans to administration. Utilizing Google Calendar and a class Google Site as part of the G Suite, lesson planning can be quick and efficient.

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