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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. The urge to go on a personal device in schools, with and without mobile learning initiatives, has grown exponentially. 1:1 BYOD BYOT mobile learning Pocket Points

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?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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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). But overcoming the challenges of security, policy, and bandwidth can be difficult for smaller companies with fewer resources. SMBs do not have to miss out on the transformative effects of mobile advancements just because they lack huge budgets and a fully staffed IT department.


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. Access to mobile devices that connect learners and educators to the vast resources of the Internet and facilitate communication and collaboration. learning spaces Learning Transformed mobile learning mobile learning devices Tom MurrayTimes 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.”. Curriculum Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsPartnership brings added functionality and platform support to SMART Sync customers. Impero and SMART Technologies Inc.

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.


First, mobile learning. Sure, there were lots of devices released in 2014 and the years before, but 2015 was the mobile age. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. BYOD BYOD was already partially implemented in some schools these past few years, but 2016 will see more and more schools playing catch with the implementation.

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

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The Tools Of Mobile Learning. Many schools have proceeded through various stages of student tech, from BYOD (‘Bring Your Own Devices’) to iPads, to Chromebooks. One such company is XP-Pen and their series of tablets.

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.” 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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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I love that this works with their individual mobile phone cameras. It is good for beginners, perfect for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school like mine, and the projects sync between all devices.

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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.


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. Teamwork in a company rarely resembles the situation pictured above. Unfortunately, not all schools can provide computers for each student or are BYOD-friendly.

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. 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.

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.

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. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science.

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.

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. Employers are discovering that productivity and effectiveness can be increased if learners stay in their workplace or remain mobile as they learn, rather than requiring them to travel to, and spend time in a 'training place.'


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. Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud.

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.”

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 students can create projects, take quizzes, write responses digitally via BYOD and 1:1 using Google forms and docs, I''ve been missing a digital method for close reading of texts in my bag of instructional tricks.

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. 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? Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? by Krish Kupathil , Mobiliya.

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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. QR literally stands for 'quick response' and it enables you to transfer various types of digital content onto a mobile device in seconds without having to type any URLs. A 21st century mobile friendly learning environment.


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. The system allows any organization to deliver live 360 4K video to viewers on computers and mobile devices. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM (

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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.

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. And mobile devices will offer personalisation and will become the first point of contact for everything we do. He reckons that many companies will move away from BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to CYOD (Choose Your. Interesting, as many companies don't even have a BYOD as a policy yet.


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. This is a wonderful addition for BYOD/T environments where students may have a mix of iOS devices, Android devices, and Chromebooks in the same classroom. It is always fun to try out new technology gear!

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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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.” Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. District-level BYOD programs. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

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.