Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are being adopted by districts and schools around the globe. With the growing access that students now have to technology at home, educators are seizing this opportunity to increase access in the classroom. In theory this all sounds fantastic and there are many benefits that I have witnessed firsthand after successfully implementing a BYOD initiative over five years ago at my high school. BYOD mobile learning mobile learning devices

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The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

As devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. The potential is there for schools and educators to empower students to take more ownership of their learning. 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.

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Recent Mobile Learning Findings

The Mobile Native

103 Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom 3. Mobile Learning Integration 5. 50 Resources for iPad Use in the Classroom 9. 39 Sites for Using iPads in the Classroom 10. 32 iPad Tips and Tricks Smart Phones (Mobile Learning Devices) : 1. Cell Phones in the Classroom 2. Marys City Schools Mobile Learning Technology 3. Mobile Learning Portal 4. Learning in Hand 5. BYOD: A Guide for Schools 2.

5 Strategies for Building a Powerful BYOD Classroom

Brilliant or Insane

Moving to a Bring Your Own Device school or classroom is a major transition. I’ve heard many horror stories of monumental failures from first-year BYOD teachers, and most could have been avoided with some simple planning. The post 5 Strategies for Building a Powerful BYOD Classroom appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Mobile Learning Social Media Technology BYOD classroom Brilliant or Insane.

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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Finding the value of going mobile.

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Edutopia

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Apps Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom Photo credit: AFS-USA Intercultural Programs via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Put that in the context of learning and what do you get? Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go.

10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Mobile devices are everywhere. More people interact with digital media through mobile now than through desktop computers, and that number continues to grow. Seventy five percent of kids under eight have their own mobile device. [.]. Ed Tech byod byot cell phones edtech educational technology mobile devices mobile learning samsungAdults and children are using smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more to interact with each other and the web every day.

Making a Case for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

Guest Post for SmartBlogs on Education Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a forward-thinking school district that has embraced the use of mobile learning devices in the classroom. Mobile learning has become the new buzzword in many educational communities. Mobile learning is essentially anytime, anywhere learning. This type of learning could be with a netbook, iPad, iPod touch or even a smartphone.

Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

As they go “all-in” on digital learning, schools are demanding more from their networks. The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology. First as consumers and then as educators, schools are committing to mobile technology as their preferred method of digital interaction. They’ve grown up tech-savvy and prefer to do everything on mobile devices.

BYOD in Elementary Schools

EdTechSandyK

Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? We''re about to launch a pilot at one of the K-5 elementary schools in my school district, and I''d like to collect stories of elementary BYOD implementation, links to videos and anecdotes, training materials and ideas - essentially, anything that has to do with BYOD in the elementary classroom. Here''s a link to the BYOD info page from my school district.

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How to Empower Your Faculty in Mobile Learning Environment – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Introducing a new technology into the learning environment can be an intimidating experience, even for seasoned educators. Is the Technology on Your School or in your School Image Credit: Greg Kulowiec Greg Kulowiec , in his talks on iPads and other mobile devices, is fond of asking “Is your technology on your classroom or in your classroom?” Mobile devices are just that, mobile! Allow Time for Learning and Growth New devices come with a learning curve.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning. Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Koole (2009) No one will deny the impact that mobile is having on the world. All one has to do is take a look at how mobile devices are changing everyone’s perception of computing as it is more accessible and personal than ever.

Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

Is it a learned behavior? As an educator and parent, I have come to the realization that, like it or not, social media and mobile learning devices are going to be an integral part of our children’s lives. In reality, these challenges have always been present within the classroom. Instead, we must find solutions to these possible dilemmas and move forward to allow our students the ultimate learning experience. BYOD BYOT Remind101

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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. Recently I recently learned about Pocket Points , an app that educators are using to promote better decision-making amongst students with the goal of keeping them off their phones when not being used to achieve learning outcomes associated with the class. Mobile technology is more accessible than it has ever been.

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

A Principal's Reflections

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. Even though the cost of mobile devices has gone down, considerable purchasing challenges persist. As I was conducting some learning walks with the admin team I noticed some kindergarten students in Deborah Weckerly’s class engaged in blended learning activities using smartphones.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry. This kind of cross platform compatibility is really important if you are working in a BYOD environment where students could be coming to class with a wide range of devices. Keek for video journals Keek mixes web with mobile in the form of video journals.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning. As the presentation began to focus on mobile learning initiatives a hand immediately went up. Change in mindset hinges on our ability to challenge certain assumptions that we have in terms of mobile technologies. The other issue is a classroom management one.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Over the years we have seen more embracement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 device rollouts. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices.

Why overwhelmed educators should stick to these simple tech tools

eSchool News

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours in a friend’s classroom where I introduced her students to technology applications that would engage them in “showing what they know” at different points in their learning. Our Board of Education then announced we were now a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) district, but did not provide the professional development time to support this initiative. Tech is shifting faster than teacher training can keep up.

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Using Cell Phones and Other Devices In and Out of the Classroom

The Mobile Native

Marys City Schools is the longest running mobile learning program in the country. Join us on November 8th for our community''s next webinar to see how smartphones (mobile learning devices) were successfully integrated into the curriculum at St. They will share many examples of how the students are using these devices inside and outside the classroom setting. They will also recommend many resources and websites to help you in your own mobile learning efforts.

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology. By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom. These five reasons why students want to learn with technology can help you and your teacher-friends determine the right technology to implement. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

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Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

techlearning

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. This type of instruction is becoming increasingly popular as the education world shifts from the classroom to the internet ( Wikipedia )." [ 10 Sites for Online Tutoring/Teaching ] Self-paced learning is an excellent way for students or educators to learn material at their own pace. Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning.

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iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

eSchool News

While the program is still in its infancy, Sparks said she already is receiving reports of teachers and students connecting through the devices even when they aren’t in the classroom. “If If you have power and Internet, there’s really nothing that can stop learning from happening,” she said. Using technology to expand the learning environment is one of the most talked about subjects among educators in West Virginia and across the country.

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50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native

SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2. The Mobile Learning Portal 3. Learning in Hand 4. Cybrary Man''s Mobile Learning Page 5. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers 6. Go Mobile 4 Learning 8. Tool for Learning or Distraction? 102 Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom 14. Mobile Learning Integration 17. 50 Resources for iPad use in the Classroom 19. 39 Sites for Using iPads in the Classroom 21.

Free #mlearning Webinar with @SNewco

The Mobile Native

Mobile Learning: "The Time is Now" Wednesday, July 10th at 4pm ET REGISTER HERE In our community''s next webinar, we will see how mobile learning devices have been successfully implemented into the curriculum at St. Educator Scott Newcomb, also known as the Mobile Native blogger, will share his experiences working with students and mobile learning devices over the last five years. BYOD Mobile Learning Webinar

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The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction. There are plenty of schools that have very expensive artwork on their classroom walls (i.e. It being, that technology, if used responsibly is a great asset for teachers to improve instruction and for students to enhance their learning.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom. Tools for the modern classroom have significantly developed and expanded in recent years. In short, the modern classroom requires students to have access to connectivity through technology.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi. Typically mobile learning — or m-learning — entails extending teaching beyond the classroom environment, connecting with learners further afield, as well as empowering students to learn wherever they are. 7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom.

Powering Up in the Classroom

The Mobile Native

Defining Mobile Learning In education, the words "Mobile Learning" are starting to appear more often. Mobile learning is anytime, anywhere seamless learning. In other words, it is ubiquitous learning. A mobile learning device could be a laptop, net book, iPad, iPod Touch or even a smart phone. A Change in Thinking Many schools have labeled the use of mobile technology as a distraction in the classroom.

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Good Apps vs Very Good Apps

Education with Technology

Good mobile learning practice apps facilitate and transform learning. Mobile learning activities can increase students’ time on task. In a classroom, a teacher calls on one student after another but no student is active all the time; only those who are called on are active. In doing a mobile learning app, the students concentrate each second as they do the activity. Mobile learning can offer differentiation.

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1:1 Computing: Five Critical Questions

Gaggle Speaks

with the Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) initiative in 1985. ACOT began with two classrooms. At this point, the conversation about one-to-one computing should be informed by what has been learned during the 20 years of experience. Let’s take a look at five key questions that pertain to one-to-one learning. Does one-to-one computing raise student achievement and student engagement in learning? Moving to BYOD or one-to-one is not an either/or decision.

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Transforming the classroom with augmented learning

Neo LMS

Learning has evolved to a point where augmented reality (AR) is a possibility. It’s evolved to a point where the environment adapts to learners needs and as I like to say it the learning process is as interactive and as immersive as ever. What is augmented learning? Augmented learning, by principle, works by providing learners with a whole new dimension of content delivery. The learning content normally found in textbooks becomes alive and interactive.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow. Both events had several common threads, including the new roles of education professionals, the impact of technology on education and the ways students are appropriating new tools to support their learning.