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

A Principal's Reflections

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. Mobile technology is more accessible than it has ever been.

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Interested in #BYOD? Become a #ConnectedEducator! #CE13

The Innovative Educator

So, you’re interested in supporting bring your own device (BYOD) where you work Congratulations! Learning Community Join a vibrant connected educators learning community for those interested in discovering what it means when we empower students to BYOD that meets all year long in a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google). Guide Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know Getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.


?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. It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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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. learning spaces Learning Transformed mobile learning mobile learning devices Tom Murray

Embracing Mobility: You Do Not Have to Be Big to Think Big

eSchool News

With public and private cloud, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are able to realize the potential value in mobile applications, along with bring your own device (BYOD).


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.”.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? “There will be more momentum for mobile devices in classrooms with an eye toward affordable alternatives to traditional 1:1 rollouts.” Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


Fast Company collected a few jobs of the future that might have a plausible existence, but who knows how the world will look like in 2036? Companies expect all their employees to know how to communicate well and are sometimes surprised at the number of young people who prove the contrary.


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.


Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product – Impero Education Pro – at ISTE 2018


The company will showcase the new features of its award-winning product this week at ISTE 2018 in booth #630. “We Impero also offers Impero EdLink , a mobile device management tool to help schools manage one-to-one initiatives and BYOD programs.

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. A 21st century mobile friendly learning environment.

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New Vernier Thermal Analysis® Plus for FLIR ONE® App Launched to Help Students Study Thermal Energy Concepts


Built on the award-winning version of our original app, Vernier Thermal Analysis Plus offers new functionalities and features to further support teachers and students in BYOD and mobile learning environments,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

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.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Falling cost of mobile devices, which impacts what’s affordable, who shows up to school with what on their own, school budgets, etc. District-level BYOD programs. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

With Mobile Learning and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom". Top 15 Sites and Apps for a Flipped Learning Answer Pad - The ultimate assessment tool for teachers to use w/ their mobile devices or browser to gauge student's learning. Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.

Just for me learning

Learning with 'e's

One of the panellists answered by saying that ' Just in Time ' and 'Just Enough' learning should be possible and sustainable for workplace learning in most companies. One trend is BYOD - bring your own device , which is happening in workplaces across the globe.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

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Krish Kupathil is the founder and CEO of Mobiliya, a world leader in enterprise mobility and education products. Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? by Krish Kupathil , Mobiliya. R = e –t/s where R is retention, T is time and S is strength.

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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. Gobstopper is MOBILE!

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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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


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. Mobile learning. It is therefore important that eLearning content is mobile supported. Mobile learning is a key trend, which means it's important that elearning be mobile supported.”

The foresight saga

Learning with 'e's

Dave Coplin, chief envisioning office at Microsoft (every company should have one) was even safer in his predictions, suggesting that 2013 will be about mobiles, data and trust. He reckons that many companies will move away from BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to CYOD (Choose Your.


A trio of reviews

Kathy Schrock

Three companies have sent me items to review and reviews of them follow. Headset by ThinkWrite ThinkWrite was formed in 2013, and designs low-cost mobile device accessories to support the education market. It is always fun to try out new technology gear!

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It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

Graphite Blog

While this remains true in some instances, increasingly on modern mobile platforms, the core operating systems are doing a better job isolating individual applications from each other, thereby reducing or eliminating the software conflicts that were so common on earlier platforms. Additionally, we are seeing mobile and cloud-based platforms that are reducing the strain on data storage and backup.

We need to rethink university IT Services

Mark Smithers

They don’t have any at the moment unless they BYOD (bring your own device). Another option that is starting to be used at some universities is the use of a drop in location that operates like an Apple Genius bar where people can come and immediate support for mobile devices. As is often the case I’ve been spurred into action by a post from Martin Weller about IT services in universities.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Rise of the Low-Cost Tablet & the Promise It May Hold for Learning BYOD: Does It Solve or Does It Worsen K-12 Tech Woes? Ethics and Legalities The New York Times continues its investigation of education giant Pearson and ethics concerns surrounding lavish trips that the company''s foundation has sponsored for state education officials. Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game.