Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are being adopted by districts and schools around the globe. For cash strapped districts BYOD seems like the logical solution to leverage the mobile devices students have to enhance learning, increase productivity, conduct better research, address critical digital literacies, and teach digital responsibility. For more information on how to implement a successful BYOD initiative make sure all of these drivers are firmly in place.

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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. Adding Interactivity to Google Slides for Customized Learning (B307). Creating Google Cardboard VR in the Classroom (and Beyond) (B323). Big Things Come In Google Packages (B326).

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Streamlining BYOD With ClassLink

A Principal's Reflections

After a semester long pilot program with the senior class during the spring of 2011, we rolled out our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program to the entire student body in September. Mobile learning devices (i.e. Smartphones and Internet accessible devices have been used by students to conduct web-based research, take notes using Evernote , manage work through Google Docs or Dropbox , organize their assignments on their calendars, and develop projects with a variety of other tools.

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

The Innovative Educator

So, you’re interested in supporting bring your own device (BYOD) where you work Congratulations! Learning Community Join a vibrant connected educators learning community for those interested in discovering what it means when we empower students to BYOD that meets all year long in a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google). Guide Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know Getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.


Search for Mobile Apps Using Google


Yesterday I learned from a TCEA Tweet that Google has launched an app search feature. What a cool tool for those of us working in mobile learning environments - whether they be individual teacher devices, pods of classroom devices, 1:1, or BYOD - to use to explore app possibilities without having to log into an app store first! If you have any other ideas for using Google''s new app search, please share below in the comments.

How to Empower Your Faculty in Mobile Learning Environment – From Jennifer Carey


Is the Technology on Your School or in your School Image Credit: Greg Kulowiec Greg Kulowiec , in his talks on iPads and other mobile devices, is fond of asking “Is your technology on your classroom or in your classroom?” Perhaps you are in the process of adopting technology at your school in the form of a 1:1 or BYOD; or expanding an existing program, however, don’t just throw technology at existing educational problems. Mobile devices are just that, mobile!

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. i.e. tutorials on YouTube, Google Maps, virtual reality. 5) BYOD leads to more copying and pasting. Do you have a BYOD scheme?

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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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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. It may not be as forward-thinking as we’d like here at TeachThought, but Google Classroom excels in providing solutions for a broad swath of teachers who have a variety of expertise and comfort level with education technology.

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!


Mobile devices are predicted by 2011 Horizon report to be in mainstream in one year or less. Research shows 60% of low-income students carry a mobile device of some sort. Look for awesome infographic in the Prezi (linked at the top of this post) about how people use their mobile devices based on age range. have a mobile phone. billion people worldwide will have mobile phones by 2013. 1/3 of all mobile users owned a mart phone in 2010.


PaperCut Announced as Google for Education Premier Partner


PaperCut , a print management software provider, today announced it has joined the Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner. Click here for details] The Google for Education Partner Program was designed to enable partners to sell, service, and innovate by leveraging the G Suite platform and products. With 20 years of experience in the education sector, PaperCut’s collaboration with Google for Education is well suited. [


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


The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Chrome Can: PDFs

Dr. Shannon Doak

According to the developers, “With Xodo, you can edit, annotate, sign, and share PDFs on desktop, mobile, and web. What makes this a great tool for the classroom, is that it integrates with Google Drive. This means that students can open and save files from and to Google Drive directly. If they want to save to Google Drive they need to click the little triangle to the right, then choose the online drive they want to use.

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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. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show. Turn any Google Doc or item in your Google Drive into a fantastic looking WordCloud. Checker Plus for Google Calendar. Easily access your Google Calendar with this powerful extension Tweet This. One Click Google On-Air Hangout. The podcast on BYOD is awesome!

Working out the Worksheet

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Now that the digital revolution is in full swing, I am trying to devise means for moving to a paperless and digital classroom while facing the following challenges: Availability of technology: there is a reason why I''m focused on BYOD with this blog; I do not teach in a 1:1 district. Practical & free BYOD resources are a must. And how many of these tools can be used with BYOD? Delivery is easy, but assessment via BYOD is more problematic.

Tell Me All About it with Tellagami

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Tellagami is a mobile app that lets users create a short animated video using any mobile device. This is a cool tool for BYOD students and teachers to use for animated project videos. Teachers could have students turn in their Gami by submitting the URL on a class Google form or turning the URL in via an assignment on Edmodo. Students could also embed the Gami in a digital portfolio such as a Google Site or a blog.

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

The Principal of Change

I think the idea of everyone having a mobile device they use consistently is important, and some people may prefer a district provided device. You could simply use Google Apps for Education. September 13, 2015 It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access December 20, 2015 Shaping Innovation December 7, 2013 Inequity and BYOD January 31, 2013 BYOD: A Bare Minimum December 29, 2012 3 Ideas That Will Not Transform Schools.

6 Easy ways to make e-learning fun


There are of some things that everyone needs to know, teachers especially, in order to upgrade your e-learning: Mobilize your learning It would be an understatement to say that mobile devices are everywhere. There are lots of collaboration apps available on major app stores and existing mobile devices can start replacing cumbersome and often heavy resources such as textbooks and visual aids. And it’s not just students who can BYOD, but teachers as well.

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Encourage students to interact with their classmates in a safe manner using tools like Whooo’s Reading , ClassChatter or even Google Docs with Gaggle Safety Management. Just Google it” is a phrase we’ve all become accustomed to, especially students who are growing up in this technology-driven world. Implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD ) policy that allows students to use mobile devices for lessons and collaborative group work.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained


BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. In fact, this list will be up to date for a few hours and then more acronyms and terms will come along!

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Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Provide devices and mobile WiFi, if possible. Our youngest learners will need some help and guidance, especially if their elementary schools have not been 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Use Google Voice for parents and guardians to ask questions and get needed advice.

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. Augmented learning If you look for “2016 e-learning trends" on Google or Bing, augmented learning is always mentioned.

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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. affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


There are a wide variety of resources available including Youtube for Schools and Google for Education. In addition, taking polls or mini quizzes using mobile devices before or after a lesson is a good way to assess student knowledge and retention rates. . This parallels robust and well designed infrastructure – make sure learning spaces are able to handle the introduction of mobile devices.

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Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. By embracing cloud solutions, such as those offered by Microsoft , Amazon and Google , school leaders can rethink computer labs to offer greater flexibility and increase access to instructional technology — and enjoy some cost savings. Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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. You can use this format in your Google classroom.

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Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

Near the end of the presentation, I asked each student to Google themselves and share any content they discovered during the search that they were not aware of. In addition to a presentation early in the year, we consistently integrated digital tools (social media, Web 2.0 , mobile devices) throughout the school year to enhance learning, improve productivity, develop critical digital literacies, and to conduct sound research.

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The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

To streamline the process consider using Google Scholar to quickly and easily find research that supports the need for change. When we tackled our grading culture at my school I first looked at the data (we were failing way too many kids) and then used Google Scholar to find research to guide the direction for a better way. There is always a great deal of discussion about change in education in order to better prepare students for success.

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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.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures


And government policy-makers for the most part have stayed out of the economy’s way; it was not a civic issue whether or not you had the money to buy the latest PlayStation, or could afford to advertise your business on Google Ads. Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the last decade you will also know that mobile is booming: the statistics bare this out with a 20% year-on-year increase in the uptake of mobile broadband (data) subscriptions. Welcome to NEO Blog 2018!

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Q&A: Leila Nuland on How to Build Equitable Computer Science Curricula

EdTech Magazine

EDTECH: In Google’s accessibility policy solutions included in Hanover’s research, it mentions personal devices as a possible solution to accessibility. What I can tell you anecdotally from the work that we've done here at Hanover is that, even with a BYOD program, there's still equity challenges with that because not every student has a mobile device to bring. . A lot of schools will get grants through Google and other tech firms, or organizations like the Gates Foundation.

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