The role of parents to a successful BYOD program


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!


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 do know that many 1:1 classrooms have transitioned into a fully paperless classroom with the help of Go Interactive. byod BYOD classroom elementary apps Ipads in the Classroom tap it tap it free TapIt TapItFree teaching the answer pad TheAnswerPad

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. I’ll also dive into some of the features that have me most excited as a classroom teacher. For these reasons, gridlines are a must-use in my classroom.

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Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

As teachers and administrators, grappling with off-task behaviors and distractions when it comes to student phones in the classroom has occurred at some point. I am a huge proponent of harnessing and leveraging mobile technology in the classroom. The key , whether 1:1 or BYOD, is to thoroughly plan and put learning at the forefront for kids, teachers, and administrators. There's a variety of online companies that are available to all students as well.

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

Ask a Tech Teacher

I was thrilled when Amanda Ronan over at suggested that she write a how-to for teachers on getting virtual reality started in their classrooms. As an educator, you probably look at those devices and wonder if you need a degree in computer science to figure out how to use them, let alone how to incorporate the tech into your classroom. If you order a few for your classroom and find yourself using VR more than you thought you would, order a few more.

Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

recently announced that Impero has been selected as the vendor of choice for SMART Sync™ customers wishing to move to the next generation of classroom management solutions. Impero’s Education Pro remote management and monitoring software is an enhanced classroom management offering that also includes remote management tools for school technical staff. Partnership brings added functionality and platform support to SMART Sync customers. Impero and SMART Technologies Inc.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective


At ISTE this year, beyond attending sessions and trading ideas with other educators, I’ll be meeting with Ross Smith and other members of the Skype in the Classroom team. As outlined here , our student-run businesses at Fair Haven Innovates will have the opportunity to work with Skype to make Skype in the Classroom the best it can be for teachers and students. We feel that most students and kids don’t get this opportunity because most companies do not see the potential in kids.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

On the other hand, an example of collaboration is the leadership team from a corporation deciding on the direction they want to take the company. This provides students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills within the classroom digitally. Another strategy for promoting interdependence is to create a classroom norm that students discuss issues with each other before bringing them to the teacher. This post was written in collaboration with Douglas Konopelko.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

On the other hand, an example of collaboration is the leadership team from a corporation deciding on the direction they want to take the company. This provides students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills within the classroom digitally. Another strategy for promoting interdependence is to create a classroom norm that students discuss issues with each other before bringing them to the teacher. This post was written in collaboration with Doug Konopelko.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom


I started that school year with one goal: to take what students loved and incorporate it into the classroom. Slack , the massive communication company, had seen pictures of the stuff students were creating on Twitter. From soldiers seeing their first born over Skype to kids talking with grandparents to teachers using Skype to connect classrooms. Student voice has been eye opening for us on the Skype in the Classroom team.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry


As a teacher, I knew all about project based learning and how rewarding it could be for students, but I struggled to imagine how I would make it work in my 4th grade classroom. One of the assignments we were tasked with during the cohort was getting our students involved in redesigning a portion of our classroom. As I met with my students, many who volunteered to come in at recess, we reworked our classroom library and opened up new areas for the students to work.

MDR’s New Teachers Talk TechnologyReport Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use


July 18, 2018 – Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology. This access allows them to leverage the devices available for learning in their classrooms, with Chromebooks having the most prevalent use at 26 percent, followed by PCs (14 percent), iPads (11 percent), and Macs (3 percent).


To improve cybersecurity, start at the endpoints

eSchool News

A survey by educational software company Kajeet found an overwhelming majority of students and teachers use an array of devices—including Chromebooks and iPads—every day in the classroom. Getting better grades in cybersecurity must be a top priority for K-12 schools this year.


30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This leads to the “innovator’s dilemma,” described recently in The Economist as “the difficult choice an established company faces when it has to choose between holding onto an existing market by doing the same thing a bit better, or capturing new markets by embracing new technologies and adopting new business models.” ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then? Robotics in the classroom.

4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion


In recent years, the amount of time that students with disabilities spend in general education classrooms has shown an increase, signaling that inclusive practices are being adopted. Between 1:1 device initiatives and BYOD programs , most students have equal access to technology resources.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.


Here we go… Cloud classroom In 2015, cloud integration was the norm and most learning resources were already starting to be cloud-integrated. Cloud classrooms will become the norm. 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. But more importantly, IoT will connect the classroom to the cloud.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Given that many children were acquiring iPads for personal use, some schools adopted a Bring Your Own Device ( BYOD) Policy. 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.


Technology Tidbits

Lumio is a wonderful site/company for online Math Resources & mobile games. This is an ideal way to introduce Game Based Learning to the classroom as well as work in a BYOD or 1:1 environment. There are 7 easy to use fun iOS games that focus on a wide variety of Math skills such as: telling time, multiplication, decimals, etc. These games are designed for students 5-11 yrs, aligned to Common Core Standards, and generate detailed reports.


Hot Products


Casio Ultra Short Throw Projector XJ-UT311WN [link] This tech combines the company's hybrid LED-laser light source with an otherwise standard ultra-short-throw design for brilliant, shadow-free images up to 110" diagonal. EPSON POWERLITE 675W [link] Ideal for BYOD classrooms, this display delivers 3,200 lumens of color and white brightness for dynamic presentations.

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Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time (at home) for guided instruction (usually through video). Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. For an excellent info-graphic on what a "Flipped Classroom" is click here.

20 + Things you can do with QR codes in your school

Nik Peachey

Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is that many people see them as a form of barcode and wrongly believe that they can only be produced by companies, but the reality is anyone can produce a QR code within seconds. link] [link] QR codes can have a transformative effect, not only within a the classroom but also within a school. digital classroom digital literacy edreform edtech efl elt esl qr codes


Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month


The technology belonged to ClassLink , a Clifton, NJ-based provider of web- and cloud-based educational products and services as well as the company’s namesake SSO platform. Nguyen talked with EdSurge about how to support schools with bring your own device (BYOD) programs, why SSO boosts security, and how it saves his teachers 2500 hours of instruction time each month. So we got some very passionate phone calls and lost a lot of time in the classroom.

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E-Rate Survival FAQs

eSchool News

The program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under direction by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Key components of the program include: Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Riverbed Xirrus offers a best-of-breed Wi-Fi solution optimized for schools and the challenges of 1:1 and BYOD. What (and who) is E-rate? E-rate is a US Federal Program for funding telecom and technology in K-12 schools and Libraries.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs


After three years of utilizing a BYOD (bring your own device) policy with my classes at Nassau Community College, I have seen how tools like tablets and laptops can lead to better academic engagement. Many professors are still skeptical about utilizing smart phones in the classroom, but I believe we could get more professors on-board if entrepreneurs better understood the challenges and resistance faculty face to use mobile technologies.

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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 company will showcase the new features of its award-winning product this week at ISTE 2018 in booth #630. “We It also provides classroom management and anonymous reporting features, as well as tools to help schools and IT departments manage multiple devices.

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

We are seeing more and more teachers, conferences, and companies embrace QR as another way to engage students, audiences and customers. Everything from code makers to ideas for use in the classroom to a way to use them for scavenger hunts (which is pretty cool too.) BYOD- Many are exploring the idea of Bring Your Own Device as an alternative to purchasing devices for students. BYOD can help.

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K–12 IT Teams Use Artificial Intelligence to Help with Wi-Fi Upkeep

EdTech Magazine

K–12 districts are adopting artificial intelligence to help with Wi-Fi upkeep as networks are feeling added pressure from one-to-one device programs and connected modern classrooms take up bandwidth. While the entire education sphere is feeling the burden of increased use of connected devices in and around the classroom, unlike higher education institutions, K–12 districts may not have the resources to hire large IT teams to handle every issue as it comes up.


Osmo Responds to Teacher Requests with New Case and Base for its Award-Winning System


(Chicago, IL) June 25, 2018 – To better protect schools’ investments in iPads, Osmo , the award-winning company changing the way children play and learn, is launching a new Osmo case and base for iPads at ISTE 2018 in booth #2628. The new Osmo case and base work together for added hardware protection, which has been a request from teachers who know the demands placed on devices in the classroom.


3 Things for School Leaders to Consider During the Transition to Distance Learning


While there are internet companies that have stepped up to offer free wifi, we can’t assume that it will reach everyone we need it to. . They could submit it at the end of each day to a shared drive or through a Google Form or even a Google Classroom.


ClassLink Announces OneSync, Next-Generation Account Provisioning


Coupled with ClassLink RosterServer , which leverages OneRoster® from IMS Global Learning, schools can now seamlessly provision Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams simultaneously, something no platform could provide until now. The award-winning technology is accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, making ClassLink the ideal solution for 1:1 and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives.

The Growing Cost of Edtech Integrity and Security

Tech Helpful

5 years ago our school rolled out a BYOD (bring your own device) plan for our middle school. Last year we did something different, our fifth grade students piloted touchscreen chrome books in the classroom that the parents still bought (but they bought through the school). I do appreciate edtech companies that have the free versions and the pay versions of software because more than once I've said "show me you'll use it and we will look for the money for the paid version."


Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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. 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.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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. Kimber has been a classroom teacher, technology resource teacher, and is now the instructional technology coach for secondary schools for the School District of Pickens County.