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.

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


Eyes meet mine once they''ve recorded their response. The Answer Pad is the company that launched the app, TapIt Free. 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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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


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. The proposal must meet Florida Department of Education criteria.

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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. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed.

Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

As a result, classroom management software must keep pace with this evolution and Impero is the company doing that by ensuring its solution manages any device on the network with scalability for 1:1 and BYOD environments in any size school district.”.

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


You might also consider holding weekly virtual staff meetings. Google Meet has released its recording feature free for 2 months. You could create a Meet and record it with only you present and send them that link. Zoom is also another option to hold virtual staff meetings.


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.

Bucking the Trend

A Principal's Reflections

In a world where politics and education are colliding more than ever, there is a desperate sense of hopping onto the latest trend or buzzword from educational companies and authors that will fix all of our educational problems.

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ClassLink Announces OneSync, Next-Generation Account Provisioning


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.

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


While 1:1 computing and bring your own device (BYOD) programs may get news coverage, only 12 percent of teachers reported that their students are equipped with technology both at school and at home, and just 6 percent reported that their students are allowed to use their own devices in the classroom.


Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

Manheim Central School District (PA) Superintendent Dr. Peter Aiken said they partnered with a company to educate their staff about email threats. The company periodically sends phishing tests to staff; those that get caught clicking on the emails are given remedial lessons.

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.

The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

Without understanding the needs, interests, and objectives of our current state, we would not be able to provide the vision and resources that effectively meet the needs of our district.

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. All of a sudden you have $20-50 dollar expenses in various classes to meet various needs and everyone looking to the IT department to fill those needs.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom


Slack , the massive communication company, had seen pictures of the stuff students were creating on Twitter. As he mentioned, I was fortunate to meet Chris through our work on games in the classroom – and am inspired by this latest partnership.

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. We feel that most students and kids don’t get this opportunity because most companies do not see the potential in kids.

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces


In the wake of 1:1 computing and BYOD initiatives, many traditional computer labs are now obsolete. If you think of all the ways a classroom gets used every day – or a gym, or even a principal’s office – it’s easy to see how every space must meet many needs.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. In addition, develop security benchmarks, and don’t use any program that doesn’t meet them.

TONS of #ISTE17 Pro Tips, Resources, & Events (including #NOTATISTE)!

Read on for a HUGE collection of ISTE Pro Tips, planning resources, where you can find me at ISTE, other events, after parties, happy hours, meet ups, and even a #NOTATISTE group! From pre-conferences, meetups, workshops, BYODs, Playgrounds, and more, I'll be all over ISTE this year!

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.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

It’s a central location for teachers to upload important class documents and serves as a main meeting point for students to get what they need, whenever they need it. Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System” by

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces


In the wake of 1:1 computing and BYOD initiatives, many traditional computer labs are now obsolete. If you think of all the ways a classroom gets used every day – or a gym, or even a principal’s office – it’s easy to see how every space must meet many needs. Though the specifics vary, the important thing is to consider the many different needs your space must meet and innovative ways to make it happen. Do you remember your high school library?

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( ) & ( ) 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.

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A trio of reviews

Kathy Schrock

Three companies have sent me items to review and reviews of them follow. ThinkWrite specifically made a headset to meet the needs of schools. With all of these features, Reflector 2 meets the needs of teachers and students no matter what device they are using or need to share!

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Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The other part of my job is hosting a nightly CEM "cafe" all month so you can personally meet lots of special "connected" guests--stay tuned!).

Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.


In the last five years of being the COO of the classroom, my students have remodeled their entire classroom , completed yearlong passion projects , turned a profit running real businesses , and worked with companies like Slack, Google, Microsoft, and Skype.



Start Up Bus is a hackathon where people meet for the first time on a bus that is headed to a pitchfest. My favorite company to come out of Start Up Bus was Course Align. In my Google Drive I have a folder called Top Secret. There are only two documents in that folder.