BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

At New Milford High School teachers are adapting their professional practice as we continue to evolve into a Bring Your Own Device school where student-owned technology integrated effectively. BYOD educational technology New Milford High School Social Media Vikki Smith

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Edmodo: My LMS of Choice

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Edmodo, Schoology, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Docebo…and that is just a handful! Here is why I will continue recommending Edmodo to teachers and schools: 1. This allows Edmodo to be a whole school solution, no matter whether it is a primary, secondary, or P-12 setting.

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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Using Screencast-O-Matic and Windows Live Movie Maker, here is a "quick" tour of how I integrate technology in my classroom. Be sure to check out the complete list of projects and resources by clicking on the Integrating Technology tab.

#Flipclass Workflow

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Edmodo, Curriculet, and Google Drive are essential to productive workflow in my class. Essentially, this is what I do: Organize students into classes on Edmodo with all resources, agendas, links to edtech tools, assignments, and quizzes are completed in Edmodo.

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Teacher's Top Five: Rachelle Wooten's Versatile Tools for BYOD and the 4 Cs

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She's an expert in connecting teachers to the best technology for their needs, and has tons of practical experience locating easy-to-implement and versatile tools great for teachers and students. Sometimes that involves technology, and other times it doesn't. Edmodo. We do just about everything with Edmodo since many of our campuses are BYOD, and Edmodo is available on platforms. We encourage BYOD at many of our secondary campuses, so that's important.)

Working out the Worksheet

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With two weeks until school is back in session and in preparing for my presentation on Edmodo for the upcoming TeachMeetNJ unconference , I''ve been reflecting on past practices and thinking about how I structure the educational process in my class. Practical & free BYOD resources are a must. Changing technology: Web 2.0 tools are constantly changing; new technology is always popping up and disappearing. And how many of these tools can be used with BYOD?


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I am geeking out over the new upgrades to the Edmodo platform: enhanced organization with folders & groups, reaction button (similar to FB''s "like"), gradebook upgrade. Just let me simply state: I LOVE EDMODO! BYOD BYOT edmodo edtech Very excited for viewing the Edmodocon presentations today. Additional information on Edmodocon here too.

Capturing Classroom Videos

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I haven''t really used videos all the much for flipping my classes because of accessibility and inequity with technology in the classroom, but now that those issues are close to being resolved, I am very interested in learning how to to add videos to my bag of tricks.

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EdmodoCon Guest Post #1: L. Monge

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Looking forward to going paperless, Laura will be piloting a BYOD 1:1 iPad 4/5 combo classroom this year. Some were educators, some technology specialists in their school districts, some Edmodo staff. edmodo edmodocon


Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

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The embed code could also be used for adding the Animoby projects to blogs or Edmodo posts. Teaching in a BYOD district with most of the students using smartphones, having a screencasting tool for a smartphone would be an asset.

Using Curriculet for Short Reading Texts & PARCC Prep

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Since it is web-browser based, Curriculet can be used on any device or computer which is a must for my BYOD, 1:1 one day a week with Chromebooks classroom. Whether you are signing in with your own email, using the Edmodo app , or signing in with Google, accessing your Curriculet is simple.

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My EdcampNJ Highlights

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Photo Credit: Kevin Jarrett High & Low-tech for Optimal Learning Not only teachers able to share ways to integrate technology in the classroom, but I also learned some low-tech techniques as well. I already use Edmodo as my online hub, but

New Posted Resources 01/13/2012

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Open Education Resources tags: OER ebooks opensource digitaltextbooks favorite Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader tags: leadership favorite Analyzing Primary Sources tags: primarysources favorite Mobile Learning infokit tags: mlearning mobile favorite Technology Integration Matrix | Arizona K12 Center tags: technology integration tpack favorite Edmodo: Social Networking Reinvented!

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Collaborative Digital Information Projects

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Technology can easily be used to facilitate student presentations and overcome the fear of public speaking and provide valid opportunities for reflection and collaboration. assignments BYOD BYOT discussions flipclass flipped PBL teaching

Start the Year with Contracts, 9/11 & BWP

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Using Edmodo for posting activities and assignments and having online discussions 5. Edmodo''s quiz feature will help with managing tests. A third option is to forgo technology for the retakes and do paper-pen tests. Breaking Down the First Week: 1. BWP 2.

GUEST POST: Team Tournaments HS Gamification Using Class Dojo

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I''m fascinated with gamification and using Edmodo to gamify my Odyssey unit , but Mrs. Dause''s approach has got me thinking. This year, I’ve experimented with what feels like a vast array of educational technology and strategies. BYOD classdojo edtech gamification gamify

How to (Not) Fill a Blank White Page

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Using Edmodo, Twitter (#BWP12), Skype or Google Hangouts, students can collaborate on creating and sharing answers. Additional participants could be found via networking on Twitter with other educators-- just pop into a #flipclass chat on Monday nights-- or via posting a request to one of the communities on Edmodo. Grading Since this is project based learning, students could be scored with rubrics on the use of technology and creativity and effort in answering the chosen question.


It is Not a Project to Get Students Talking: Two Tools

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To allow students to revisit the conversation as needed, download and save the transcript and then upload it to Edmodo or other LMS, or email a copy to all participants. BYOD BYOT connecting with students edtech education Socratic speaking teaching

A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014

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Frequency: Daily 2) Social Media Facebook, Google Communities, Yammer, Edmodo and Twitter are my go to platforms to connect with other innovative educators inside and outside my district. Favorite hastags are #BYOD #BYOTchat #StuVoice #TLChat #EdChat. Technology tools

Student Agency: Moving From Talk to Action

A Principal's Reflections

We also set up an Edmodo group to continue the conversation. BYOD, 1;1, grading, homework, technology purchases, space renovations, etc.) When I reflect back on what we were able to accomplish at New Milford High School, I am overtaken by a great sense of pride.

To Do List

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Learn how to better utilize the small group features on Edmodo Learn Class Dojo, Classroom Organizer Get devices for students who don''t have access to BYOD Obtain digital copies of texts taught in class. Points to Ponder ("frog word" as Mr. Speck would say) BYOD and flipping the average/general level class. Using Edmodo in the Spring semesters was a success.

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

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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

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

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Individual schools can decide whether they want to incorporate students’ personal technology into classroom learning and can implement a "bring your own device" (BYOD) program. As a school that has a strong infrastructure in technology in the building, with BYOD, our students will now have the freedom of 24/7 access to the educational subscription services we provide and the ability to communicate and collaborate with others”. Are you thinking about going BYOD?


The Emperor's New Clothes, a Sheep in Wolf's Clothing? Mixing Metaphors for Flipping Instruction

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BYOD will help, but without the computers or a consistent use of technology as a base for allowing all students to be more independent, I''m afraid to totally flip. Students studied Pygmalion outside of class, completing assignments through Edmodo, while in class we watched/read/analyzed West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet. If you ask nicely, I could give you the group code to see this past year''s class on Edmodo and you can poke around and see what I do.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

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Making Data Informed Decision Making Part of the School Culture - Dr. Evelyn Wassel, Supervisor of Technology Integration Cultivating Transformative Leadership Skills Among Teacher Candidates in Global Education - Melda N. Yildiz, Teacher Educator 2:00pm Edmodo – An Asynchronous Métier - Ms.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations


My 2012 Edublog Award Nominations Are: Best Individual Blog: Cool Cat Teacher by Vicki Davis Vicki not only blogs about education and educational technology, but she also shares her personal struggles balancing family and professional life. The beauty of Socrative is it can be used via the web or via an app on iOS or Android, so even in a BYOD environment where you have a mixture of devices, as long as they can download an app or hit a website, all students in your class can participate.