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

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Now, at quick glance, teachers can privately assess their student''s understanding. The Answer Pad is the company that launched the app, TapIt Free. 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.

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

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

UPDATE AS OF 1/15/14: The company Gobstopper has changed its name to Curriculet, but this update hasn''t changed how I use Curriculet with my students. The stories and information in the below post still hold true despite the change in company name. 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.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy. As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Over the years we have seen more embracement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 device rollouts. Replace standard outlets with multi-functional USB combos – When assessing power needs through an audit, count the number of outlets in classrooms, hallways, and common spaces. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed. We have seen disruptive innovation across so many different sectors of society.

The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

The Learning Counsel’s 2016 Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey and Assessment Tool is now available online. The survey tool was created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in assessing their readiness for a greater transition to digital curriculum and content. Educators can log in at TheLearningCounsel.com to start their assessment and help their school or district understand where they stand in digital transition. “As

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. How strong is the company’s K-12 track record? Jan Mills, VP of Sales for ClassLink, spent 17 years with the Irving ISD as an educator and instructional technology director before leaving to work with various education technology companies.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Additionally, from a learning perspective, benefits to the students and teacher include: multiple device access, remote learning, testing and assessment fluidity and comprehension advancement leading to higher-level offerings. Krish has led the company to build innovative products in enterprise and military level security, collaboration and communication for the fast growing BYOD model in enterprises and enterprise device management; Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

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Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System”

TeachThought - Learn better.

It features tightly integrated capabilities like social learning, school news, group collaboration, assessment management, timetables and calendars, course planning, report cards, and attendance. Students are taking advantage of Edsby’s accessibility on multiple devices and constantly login from their phones, iPods, tablets and laptops as districts embrace BYOD policies.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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With an increased presence of BYOD and 1:1 programs in classrooms, schools today are faced with the challenge of transforming traditional learning spaces to seamlessly connect pedagogy, technology, and space. I think we will see some innovation in competency-based assessment tools and systems partially driven by the flexibility given by ESSA to manage the evaluation of project, portfolios, performance tasks and other student-centered approaches.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies. This remarkable functionality makes an array of assessment types possible – including spelling tests, short answers, fill-in-the-blank, and more.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

UPDATE: Here''s a podcast feed link - [link] HACK EDUCATION POSTS LAST WEEK To give you a head start in following along with the podcast, here are Audrey''s Hack Education posts from last week: Pearson’s “Free” LMS Assessing “What Works” in Education Technology UC-AFT Versus Online Education — Labors Issues Versus Learning Issues Are We Creating a Culture of Academic Dishonesty? Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game.