Got Charge? Inside My BYOD Charging Lockers

The Daring Librarian

Last year I mentioned at the bottom of my Amazon Echo blog post that I was trying something NEW in our library, a BYOD Charging station. Until one kid had a beef with another and a tablet left on it's own over many class periods went missing. Using The Magic Words "Pilot Test!"

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Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Yet, 1:1 classrooms, BYOD, and tech-supported education are today’s reality. On the school side, the students need to become responsible stewards of the tech as well and should be involved in setting guidelines for responsible use.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Using CoSN’s blueprint for smart IT decisions as a guideline, the three superintendents explained how to align priorities, and balance choice with cost and outcomes to creative sustainable programs.

Five Steps to Ensure Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow. Step 2: Develop and communicate a district-wide policy for accessibility including guidelines for accessible purchasing.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

I have guidelines for cellphone and smartphone use, but it’s a constant struggle to keep kids engaged in lessons and off their phones. Related: Many low-income families get on the Internet with smartphones or tablets.

Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

Schools are implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies that allow students Wi-Fi access using their smartphones. Tablet Computing: Tablets, according to this report, "Presents new opportunities for enhancing learning in ways simply not possible with mobile phones, laptops, or desktop computers, and is esepcially suited for 1:1 learning in the K-12 environment." Tablets are the type of disruptive device to do just that.