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


What I love most is that I don''t have to change the way I teach, alter my curriculum, or jump through hoops to use the technology. The Answer Pad is the company that launched the app, TapIt Free. The Answer Pad I started using Go Interactive from The Answer Pad last year. I LOVE it!

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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. Many professors are still skeptical about utilizing smart phones in the classroom, but I believe we could get more professors on-board if entrepreneurs better understood the challenges and resistance faculty face to use mobile technologies.

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Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

On the other hand, an example of collaboration is the leadership team from a corporation deciding on the direction they want to take the company. As a classroom teacher, Douglas led the charge for BYOD in his district and continues to support the program as a district administrator.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology.

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


July 18, 2018 – Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology. SHELTON, Conn.


4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion


Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. In many cases, companies are developing accessibility features to be built into devices to promote access for all.

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

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Management and support of technology is a lot like managing and caring for people. Technology is much the same. The advantage with technology is that it’s easier to uninstall/reinstall or swap out parts! So, how do we deal with the challenge of managing the “health” of our school’s or district’s technology? As technologies evolve and improve, it is critical that technology support models evolve with the technology.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month


teachers were stressed out about logging in to the point where some would just give up on using technology and go back to their regular pen and paper process. In his 16 years of working in IT, Tam Nguyen has grown uncomfortably familiar with these types of calls and the resulting reluctance of teachers to adopt new technologies. This technology allows students and staff to access multiple applications and resources with a single username and password.

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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Building on the success of our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and with the addition of a new, innovative staff member two noteworthy advancements have been made since September 2013.

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Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

How strong is the company’s K-12 track record? Dr. Nesbitt has been a teacher, instructional and technology coach, consultant, coordinator and director. She is now the executive director of technology for the School District of Pickens County in South Carolina.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

Impero and SMART Technologies Inc. Students are learning on iPads, Chromebooks, SMART Boards, smartphones – whatever device is available and fits the activity,” said Greg Estell, president, Education Solutions, SMART Technologies. “As

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning and Investment,” which is part of CoSN’s Empowered Superintendent series for edWeb, three superintendents who’ve been in the trenches for all aspects of district edtech plans discussed effective financial planning for technology.

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.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

It is good for beginners, perfect for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school like mine, and the projects sync between all devices. BYOD FRIENDLY WITH CLOUD SYNC In addition, students can start by filming on their phones and house the content in Adobe Premiere Rush.

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: It’s Easy to Get Started

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s one of those short-listed disruptive technologies that kids want to be involved in and will change teaching for the better. The technology lets you experience worlds you’ve never dreamed of visiting. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 18 years.

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. Then you stand back and you realize your "per seat" cost of using technology continues to grow and you wonder what could stay, what could go?

E-Rate Survival FAQs

eSchool News

E-rate is a US Federal Program for funding telecom and technology in K-12 schools and Libraries. 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?

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

Just my feelings from what I have been reading and seeing and what I believe will take a great hold in educational technology. We are seeing more and more teachers, conferences, and companies embrace QR as another way to engage students, audiences and customers. BYOD can help.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

Put simply, Edsby uses modern technologies to connect learning communities. Too often, teachers are left to make their own technology decisions and fend for themselves without support from their school or district. Technology learning management system learning management systems

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.

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.

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.

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


BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 8, 2018 — The new Vernier Thermal Analysis Plus for FLIR ONE app from Vernier Software & Technology allows students to use the latest versions of FLIR ONE cameras—the FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Camera and FLIR ONE Gen 3 Thermal Camera—as they study thermal energy concepts.

ClassLink Recognized with Five 2018 SIIA CODiE Awards


The company also received awards for Best Higher-Education Cloud-Based Solution, Best Data Solution, Best Emerging Education Technology Solution for Administrators and Best Enterprise Application Integration Solution.


ClassLink Announces OneSync, Next-Generation Account Provisioning


Clay County Public Schools (FL), one of the most innovative and forward-thinking districts when it comes to technology adoption, was one of the first school districts in the country to adopt OneSync.

One Device to Rule Them All

Kyle Pace

It’s no secret that there’s competition among companies to have their device most widely adopted. Districts and schools must be ready, willing, and able to support multiple device types; whether that be school provided or through a BYOD plan.


K–12 IT Teams Use Artificial Intelligence to Help with Wi-Fi Upkeep

EdTech Magazine

At North Canton City Schools in Ohio , a new one-to-one program involving 5,000 new Chromebooks, as well as a BYOD initiative , increased demand for connectivity and created network issues, causing tension across the district. After implementing the technology, IT staff saw an incredible difference in the time it took to solve problems with the Wi-Fi. “It DNA Center Assurance technology dramatically simplifies network operations, helping businesses save time and money.”.


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.

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


While there are internet companies that have stepped up to offer free wifi, we can’t assume that it will reach everyone we need it to. .


The foresight saga

Learning with 'e's

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses This is part 8 in the series on the future of learning and technology. A large number of the articles were about new technology trends, and there was much speculation about how certain technologies might transform our mundane little lives.


30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Change in cultural perception of identity–gender, technology, science, faith, sexuality, etc. General insecurity or misunderstanding about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom. District-level BYOD programs.