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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year Cori helped oversee the BYOD sessions. Cori gives a quick overview of Monday’s BYOD sessions. I have included a list of BYOD sessions you could attend today, Tuesday, with times listed and room numbers. Tuesday BYOD Sessions. Social Media for the Library (B311). Experience a “Breakout” Exclusively on a Mobile Device (B334). GeoGebra Online and Mobile Math Apps for Your Classroom (B336).

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]


BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways. More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But failure BYOD stories exist as well, and they rarely hit the headlines as often. Top 10 BYOD concerns: 1. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction. Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Adopting BYOD in schools seems like a win-win situation. Myth No 2: BYOD is not safe.

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Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

Throughout the world of education, I feel as though many are leading with fear. There are major concerns regarding social media and the fear of allowing students to use their cell phones for educational purposes. As an educator and parent, I have come to the realization that, like it or not, social media and mobile learning devices are going to be an integral part of our children’s lives. BYOD BYOT Remind101


The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Finding the value of going mobile.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. The Mobile World Congress predicts that as early as 2014, mobile phone subscriptions will outstrip the global population (~7.9 Will the use of social media increase as a result?

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

So the other day I tweeted out this comment, “I am amazed each day to see so much educational progress in my Twitter feed. Many people in education talk a great game when it comes to the effective use of technology, but the results (lack there of) speak for themselves. Thus, the use of social media in schools by educators continues to be an uphill battle. Simply communicating and telling your story with social media tools can accomplish this.

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9 Actions + Policies Necessary To Embrace Cell Phones for #MLearning + #BYOD

The Innovative Educator

While interest is growing in the usage of mobile devices in school, a report on learning with mobile devices and social media tells us administrators still struggle with key concerns. Nearly half of principals identify teachers who are not trained in how to use mobile devices for instruction as the number one barrier. Teachers cite student distraction as their top concern of mobile use in the classroom. mlearning Cell phones in Education


10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years. They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. Below I have listed 10 pros and cons of BYOD: PROS: 1) The devices are excellent learning tools which bring a lot to the classroom. 9) Work can be shared easily with classmates, parents and on social media; this gives children an audience. Do you have a BYOD scheme?

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The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

Here’s an outline of topics that came up, partly from my FTTE observations, partly from participants: Education and its contexts : I mentioned recent trends about state funding to public higher ed (increasing!), graduates living with their parents, mortality rates, internationalization of higher education, the shrinking middle class, students’ growing financial stress, and enrollments for both law schools and general undergraduate education.


3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

" Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education social media in education Twitter in Education Twitter ( ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction. Principal Sheninger obviously sees that social media and students bringing in their own technology are great educational tools. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Queens College, CUNY.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today.

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

Education Trends-A-Go-Go It''s SO easy to get overwhelmed with all the new education tech and trends going on in the world. 1:1 Flipping Makerspace Genius Hour Common Core Mobile Learning Design Thinking Google Classroom Brain Based Learning Project Based Learning Learning Management Systems Transformative Brain Based Learning Spaces Sheesh.I We''re not a 1:1 or total BYOD school. How about Social Media?

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Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Mobile devices are the latest tools visible in virtually any school in Ontario. Every year teachers come to terms with the increase of mobile technology in education as it permeates classrooms at light speeds. Schools are redirecting their budgets to keep up with the demands of mobile technology as they pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into a technological infrastructure to help sustain new trends inside the classroom.

The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

As the demands continue to increase due to the CCSS, standardized exams, and new teacher evaluation systems, perhaps the greatest “game changer” for Principals is the high level of accessibility and connectedness that is now possible due to technology and social media. In fact, this small device is in many ways the mobile “hub” of the school as information on all aspects of building operations comes my way both day and night. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education Leadership

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

Both events had several common threads, including the new roles of education professionals, the impact of technology on education and the ways students are appropriating new tools to support their learning. As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

CELLabration Time! @NYCSChools Pave The Way for #MLearning with Cell Phones

The Innovative Educator

Social Media isn’t the only area in which New York City is paving the way. As announced in the NY Daily News , the New York City Department of Education will lift the ban on cell phones and other digital devices in March. Instead of banning devices, schools will have options including: Store mobile devices in backpacks or a designated location during the school day. Allow mobile devices to be used during lunch or in designated areas only.

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. I have typically not posted first projects on social media.

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How schools can keep students safe, and on Facebook

eSchool News

In a BYOD world, managing access to popular social media sites has become critical. Today, educators are implementing exciting technological advances in teaching and learning. e-learning and a broadening acceptance of social media, online collaboration, and other forms of technological engagement are shaping how we view education, and what it will look like going forward. Next page: Smart filtering of social media.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. There are all kinds of reasons for it to, including funding support, state political support, the aging of American higher education students, decreasing difficulties in using technologies. education and technology future of education

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Conversations about technology in education always seem to be focused on the reasons why students need this or that technology. We live in a connected world, where students are in constant communication with their friends, whether it’s via social media, texting or another digital channel. Some teachers are understandably unsure about bringing social networks like Facebook or Twitter into their classroom. Access Now>> Mobile Learning Safe Learning Management

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4 wireless network goals for schools

eSchool News

Although wireless access technology has been in schools for several years, earlier-generation solutions have not been robust enough to keep pace with growing mobility requirements. Today’s more advanced managed Wi-Fi technologies now provide the functionality, scalability and bandwidth to support an ambitious set of classroom mobility requirements. Even social media channels have become learning tools for the creative classroom.


Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

Unfortunately, these behaviors materialize as schools are not doing their part to educate students on digital responsibility, citizenship, and creating a positive footprint online. We then transitioned into online conduct in social media spaces and how that can impact college acceptances and employment. Common Sense Media offers a free digital literacy and citizenship curriculum that leaders can easily begin to implement in their schools.

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The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of discussion about change in education in order to better prepare students for success. Through my work I have seen in person, and through social media, some amazing examples of what education can and should be. Don't ask educators in your school or community how well you are meeting the needs of today's learner. Change educational leadership Innovation Leadership

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Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. When moving to initiate sustainable change that will cultivate innovation acquire necessary resources, provide support (training, feedback, advice), empower educators through a certain level of autonomy, communicate effectively, and implement a shared decision-making practice. To this end, teachers and students are now routinely utilizing social media and other various Web 2.0

How teachers address cell phones in class

Ask a Tech Teacher

I teach online grad school classes in how to integrate tech into education. Protocols for these mobile devices have little in common today with how they were addressed a decade ago. In 2009, a National Center for Education Statistics survey showed that about 90% of schools prohibited cell phones during school hours. Because mobile devices are faster, it satisfies student curiosity and builds their passion to be lifelong learners. I hope you can educate me!

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Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101


In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show. Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Educational Podcasting Today ( [link] ). Great info for educators! Download.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom


Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi. Typically mobile learning — or m-learning — entails extending teaching beyond the classroom environment, connecting with learners further afield, as well as empowering students to learn wherever they are.

Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

Educators and schools across the globe have embraced the concept of student agency. It might be facilitated by posing questions and then having students respond under cover of anonymity using mobile devices. Adam Fletcher writes: Student advocacy has a long history going back to at least the 1930s when a youth-led group called the American Youth Congress presented a list of grievances to the US Congress including public education.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

The Hottest Posts of 2015 - Holiday Reading

The Innovative Educator

Roundup of the most popular posts in 2015 on The Innovative Educator blog. Happy holidays innovative educators. I hope this was a great year for one and all and that you found at least a post or two here on The Innovative Educator blog that helped make your year a success. Overall the most popular posts were those relating to research, bring your own device, and harnessing the power of social media in general and Twitter in particular.


5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. Here are 5 ways to get to curate that practice by making your class a BYOD zone. To ensure educators maintain a professional demeanor while communicating with students, it's possible to use apps such as Google docs or Evernote rather than basic email/texting on mobile devices. Pieratt, PhD, is an educator and founder of CraftED Curriculum.