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

The Innovative Educator

This article originally appeared at Partners in Learning - 1:1 Hot Topics. So, you’re interested in supporting bring your own device (BYOD) where you work Congratulations! There is no better way to support your students for real-world learning than providing settings they encounter in the real world. One of the best ways to get started and keep going is by developing your professional learning network of others who are also involved in this work.

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

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As the school leader in your building, you’ve put things in place to ensure that your students have what they need to be successful while face to face learning is temporarily on hold, but have you considered those things that you may need to put into place for you and your stakeholders? .

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. 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. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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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.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system. Similarly, without a single sign-on, students may need to memorize multiple URLs and access paths and have difficulty getting to learning resources at home.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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District IT offices were taking on the same tasks as Fortune 500 companies without the ability to implement them as effectively. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer. Throughout his career he has led others through the deployment of several large-scale initiatives related to teaching, learning, and technology.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction.

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

Graphite Blog

This is the second in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. Upcoming Webinars: It's About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks.

Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you didn''t participate last year, this US Department of Education-sponsored month-long series of events focuses on the significant ways that online collaborative learning is playing in professional development. educators are taking to social media to share best practices and experiences and create new, more dynamic digital learning communities.