The Device Conundrum - 1:1 vs BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

As we continue to advance in the digital age schools and districts are beginning to re-think pedagogy and learning environments by instituting either 1:1 device programs or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Probably the most significant impact, either 1:1 or BYOD can have is in the area of teaching digital responsibility, citizenship, and the creation of positive footprints online. I am extremely interested to hear what others think about 1:1 vs. BYOD in schools.

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Is your classroom ready for BYOD?


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom setups are very common nowadays, but there are a few aspects to consider before implementing them. I tried to BYOD when I was in college and the reactions of my teachers were mixed – some were totally open to it, while others were a bit cautious. I already know some students who want to BYOD because they find it very convenient. School readiness Of course, even if schools want to BYOD, are they really ready for BYOD?

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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. One thing we quickly realized is that our students owned and brought a diversity of devices to school including smartphones, iTouches, iPads, laptops, and other tablet devices (Kindles, Nooks, Playbooks, etc.). How do you manage your BYOD program if you have one at your school?

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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. Adopting BYOD in schools seems like a win-win situation. But as with all things belonging to the real world, that one Murphy’s law that says “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” applies to BYOD as well.

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BYOD Begins With Trust and Respect

A Principal's Reflections

I have written extensively over the past couple of years about our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative at New Milford High School at the Huffington Post and on my own blog. It has been interesting to look back at all my blog posts to see how far we have come with BYOD at NMHS. It was during the summer that Ron Watson , the NM District IT Director, and I met to discuss the future of BYOD at NMHS. What do you think are the keys to a successful BYOD initiative?

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Moving Schools Forward With BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

I visited Eric’s High School on February 24 th to observe Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and his implementation of a contemporary learning environment. Some students were using laptops and devices for class assignments or to text, but most were sitting at tables together, talking. 21st Century Education BYOD educational technology Guest Blog Post Leadership The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Greg Farley.

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Addressing the most common parent concerns about BYOD in schools


BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has taken the education system by storm. There’s been a lot of talk about BYOD in schools, on whether or not it is beneficial for the learning process of students, with serious arguments in both camps. I for one believe BYOD at school is a clear case of the if you can’t fight it, embrace it mantra. A BYOD Acceptable Use Policy is meant to ensure safety for users and keep the use of mobile devices “in the name of learning”.

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6 steps to a successful BYOD program

eSchool News

Bring-your-own-device and one-to-one laptop/tablet implementations on K-12 campuses usually sound simply enough in theory—but they can actually be quite complex. Lenny Schad, chief technology information office at Houston Independent School District (HISD), has spearheaded a number of successful BYOD rollouts, and frequently distills advice to struggling districts. Next page: Forget what you knew about BYOD. Bring your own device programs are evolving.


After the Cell Phone Ban - NYC Schools Launch #BYOD

The Innovative Educator

Students read information and sent in their reflections via a student response system from their own phones or laptops. byod BYOD / BYOTThe New York City Department of Education lifted the ban on cell phones last spring. For some schools the difference was that students could bring their phones to school, but have them locked up or out of sight.


Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Below are some lessons we learned after hitting the reset button on our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in order to get it right that I captured in a 2015 post. 1:1 1:1 laptop program COVID19 edtech ICLE Professional Development professional learning remote learning

Education needs to go back to school for cybersecurity

eSchool News

Many education institutions have their own bring your own device (BYOD) policies, while downloads of educational apps have risen by 130 percent over the past year. The education sector has not been immune to the digital revolution transforming businesses and organizations across the world.

Asking the Right Questions About Mobile Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been engaged in a great amount of work either assisting districts and schools as they begin to implement mobile learning ( 1:1, BYOD ) or helping them get their programs on track. Below are some questions to help you ascertain where you are, but more importantly, where you want to be with either 1:1 or BYOD. How will equity be ensured in a BYOD environment? 1:1 1:1 laptop program BYOD BYOT mobile learning mobile learning devices

Managing Student Devices in K-12


From tablets to laptops to smartphones, mobile devices have taken over education. Digital Learning Technology Insight 1 to 1 BYOD MDMAt the start of 2018, the U.S. market experienced a 10 percent year-over-year growth in mobile devices sold to K-12 schools, according to THE Journal.

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

The Principal of Change

Having a conversation with a school administrator, he shared his frustration with his district’s plan to buy the same laptop for every teacher in his school district. 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.

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As a principal I quickly saw the potential in mobile learning and as a result our school became the first to embrace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) back in 2010. With any initiative, especially BYOD or 1:1, the focus has to be on learning. Koole provides a useful checklist that schools and educators can refer to when looking to integrate mobile learning effectively as part of a BYOD or 1:1 initiative. Academic achievement in BYOD classrooms.

6 Reasons Why You Should Use 6 Laptops in Your Classroom

The Innovative Educator

I mean, what school would not want each of their students to have access to a personal laptop computer? The problem is that most schools can't afford to spend the kind of money that it takes to provide each student with a laptop , especially when the nation is trying to climb out of a recession. BYOD / BYOT project based learning

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

1:1 laptop program BYOD Digital Leadership mobile learning mobile learning devicesTechnology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. Perception and lack of information influence the decision making process. This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning.

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. Watch the video: FUYL Cell - Laptop charging locker. byod charging devices gwyneth jones lockers lockncharge mobile snapchat station the daring librarian touchboardsUsing The Magic Words "Pilot Test!" It consisted of a tall AV cart with 2 USB charging hubs and I bought a bunch of multi-ended charging cords.


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


Step 1 - Set Up a Free Account: I recommend doing this from a desktop/laptop. byod BYOD classroom elementary apps Ipads in the Classroom tap it tap it free TapIt TapItFree teaching the answer pad TheAnswerPad The Answer Pad I started using Go Interactive from The Answer Pad last year. I LOVE it! 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.

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Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!


By 2014, mobile will be the DOMINANT source for the internet SURPASSING laptops & desktops. Eanes had iPods and laptop carts in place for students without devices at school. 1:1 BYOD BYOT tcea TCEA2012 Notes from TCEA 2012 Presentation by Eanes ISD Tech Group and Carl Hooker, Director of Instructional Technology, Eanes ISD Presentation posted at: Research Behind BYOT 2011 Horizon Report K12 Edition - Published every year.


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. While the tech department is wonderful, I can''t always get into the computer lab or sign out the laptop cart. Practical & free BYOD resources are a must.

It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections

Not only do many have access, but also older children possess their own devices (cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.). For example, let’s say a school has a laptop cart with only 20 devices because that is all that could be afforded, but there are 25 students in the class. BYOD BYOT Change Innovation Opinion educational technology This piece is cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

Edmodo Quizzes: Tips & Tricks

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''ve scored short answer responses while on my smartphone, iPad, Chromebook, home laptop, and school computer. flipclass #njed assessment BYOD Chrome edmodo edtech feedback Edmodo''s quiz feature is a versatile tool that saves teachers time. Whether used for quick informational checks or unit tests, the quiz feature enables teachers to assign formative and summative assessments with ease.

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5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators

The Innovative Educator

For example if using laptops it may be saying something like, “Pacman,” meaning laptops should be partially closed like a Pacman mouth. 1:1 BYOD / BYOT A version of this post originally appeared in Partners in Learning 1:1 Hot Topics Chatting with friends, playing games, cheating, cruising YouTube. These are just some of the behaviors educators fear will become a reality in technology-rich classrooms.unless they incorporate updated classroom management practices.

3 Products from Logitech to Help Reach Every Student

The CoolCatTeacher

Second, the Logitech Rugged Combo 3 Touch is made for iPads with a place to store a stylus and features a trackpad and keyboard allowing touch screen devices to turn into a laptop-like experience. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Mobile Learning Experience 2013 will also address other devices like laptops, Chromebooks, and Android tablets. BYOD BYOT Mobile Learning Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. It''s the third year of this fantastic conference. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki.

5 Ways to Accelerate your Digital Curriculum

Brilliant or Insane

If you have computers in your classroom, periodically use laptops or tablets or, better still, teach in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment, you have a digital curriculum. Brilliant or Insane. You may not refer to your lessons and activities as a digital curriculum, but using technology for teaching and learning means you are going digital. As this infograpic, by SoftChalk Cloud, […].

How to Secure the Work-From-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Should Schools Supply Desktops and Laptops? Now is not the time to rush a BYOD program into production, especially given other stresses on teachers to learn new tools and ways of interacting with students. Working from home is part of the new normal for K–12 schools and districts.


Bring your own

Learning with 'e's

There has been a lot of discussion recently about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in schools. Supporters of BYOD argue that allowing students to use their own devices, with which they are familiar, will give them a head-start where they don't need to learn to use a tool before learning through it. Some teachers have no strong views about BYOD, but for those who are actually implementing BYOD in the classroom, there are claims of positive outcomes.

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

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Kinesthetic learners are busy exercising their fingers when using TodaysMeet, and, as an active participant in a Google Hangout, the learner is a movie star whether it be on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. BYOD BYOT connecting with students edtech education Socratic speaking teaching

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

The 21st Century Principal

Too often administrators like to brag about the number of iPads or laptops they''ve added, but they failed to hire the support needed to keep those things operating. 21 Century School Leadership 21st Century Administrators 21st century education 21st Century School Leaders Bring Your Own Technology Initiatives BYOD BYOT Here''s a list of ten things a school leader does to kill any teacher’s enthusiasm for using technology in their classrooms.

Innovative practice

Learning with 'e's

Teachers encourage children to bring their own devices into the classroom, and I noticed that many of the students had at least two devices - a school laptop and their own iPad - to work with. I thought at the time that we are now no longer in a one laptop per child situation - now it is more likely to be 2 (or more) devices for each child. Boston and his Minecraft Project Boston and his friends were learning using Minecraft on school laptops.

How to Secure the Work-From-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Should Schools Supply Desktops and Laptops? Now is not the time to rush a BYOD program into production, especially given other stresses on teachers to learn new tools and ways of interacting with students. Working from home is part of the new normal for K–12 schools and districts. How can IT managers secure teachers and staff in online environments? Here are some questions and answers. What’s the Biggest Security Risk?


How to Secure the Work-From-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

Should Schools Supply Desktops and Laptops? Now is not the time to rush a BYOD program into production, especially given other stresses on teachers to learn new tools and ways of interacting with students. Working from home is part of the new normal for K–12 schools and districts. How can IT managers secure teachers and staff in online environments? Here are some questions and answers. What’s the Biggest Security Risk?


K–12 Schools Need Strong Mobile Device Management Services

EdTech Magazine

With one-to-one device and BYOD programs now commonplace in K–12 schools, IT leaders need to ensure they have control over the myriad personal laptops, tablets and phones K–12 stakeholders use on a daily basis. . K–12 Schools Need Strong Mobile Device Management Services. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/25/2019 - 11:39. K–12 students and teachers rely heavily on mobile devices for learning and teaching, respectively, which means IT leaders need solutions to manage these endpoints.