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). Conference Highlights #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE byod edtech ISTE ISTE 2017

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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. But this shouldn’t stop schools from giving BYOD at least a chance.

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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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T&L Live PD Library: Mobile Computing


BYOT/BYOD: What’s Working? Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD Library


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. Three years ago, whilst still on the ISTE Board of Directors, I was touring a fabulous school in Nashville, and I saw this amazing bank of lockers in a school library that had electrical outlets in them! View full size image ) Tip: If you don't already have a Library Toolbox - now is the time to buy one!


"Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School

The 21st Century Principal

Recently, I found myself entangled with several people in a Twitter debate about whether BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies actually perpetuate or aggravate the digital divide our students currently experience. Having a BYOD policy would seem to perpetuate the divide between the tech-haves and tech-have-nots. Still, we do need to be concerned about the effects of the digital divide under our BYOD policy.


Pokemon Go QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt

The Daring Librarian

First, I took pictures of 10 different locations around our Library Media Center, then using a Photoshop template I super-imposed 10 Pokémon (some VERY RARE!) as if they were crouching, hiding, or sleeping there, and then created a QR code using Google URL Shortener that linked to that photo on Flickr that they would scan and "capture" with their BYOD devices and five of my own.

There's an Echo in My Library!

The Daring Librarian

It took months of waiting but finally, just a few weeks ago it came and we now have a new information tool in the library! Will this tool (I am assiduously avoiding using the word toy) be an asset to our library or a distraction? We also have a new Courtesy Mobile Device Charging Station in the MHMS Daring School Library Media Center! Moving closer to BYOD means that kiddos often come to the media center at lunch to charge up. Hello Alexa!

#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With Curriculet''s premium library of contemporary texts being released this Fall, I''m excited to get my students reading more. Curriculet is also available as an app in Edmodo , but since many of my students have smartphones as part of my district''s BYOD initiative and Edmodo apps are only accessible on computers and iPads, I do not utilize the Edmodo app version of Curriculet at this time. So our mid to end of week activities featured BYOD, paper, and face to face tasks.

Using Curriculet for Short Reading Texts & PARCC Prep

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

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. Anyone who wants to give their students reading short passages can access Curriculet''s ever-growing library of ready-to-use current event curriculets. 1:1 BYOD common core curriculet flipping PARCC Reading

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

Bryan Alexander

Next week : Deanna Marcum (Ithaka S+R) and I will discuss campus leaders’ attitudes towards the transformation of education and the future of libraries. Last week I led a new Future Trends Forum with a twist. Instead of having a guest for conversation, we focused on fresh results from my ongoing FTTE research. This led to a lot of audience participation, and involved more presentation that we’ve seen so far in the Forum. The combination worked well.


5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth

The Daring Librarian

So, here's my list of 5 ways your school library (or classroom) can benefit from a photo booth. This fun, easy, & cheap DIY Photo Booth has added a lot of fun to our school library and our end of the year celebration, our June Jamboree. WARNING: If you don't know what your school photo or BYOD policy is - you really need to find out before creating a photo booth. This is a good thing for a school library!

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.

This is a cool tool for BYOD students and teachers to use for animated project videos. Sharing Created Gamis While not having to worry about log in information is a plus and sharing is easy, there is not currently a way to see a library of the Gamis one makes when in the app. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edmodo edtech flipclass Tellagami is a mobile app that lets users create a short animated video using any mobile device.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On paper in class using scantron forms (really old school), but good back up when servers go down photocopies On computer in library/computer lab On computer at home On student personal device For assessments administered on the computer, I use the following platforms: Edmodo''s quiz feature Socrative How students are organized: Alone In partners-- one stipulation for working with a partner: students cannot communicate audibly, no sounds allowed.

Idioms, Not Idiots, for Promoting Speaking Skills

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using OMM & BYOD for Recording Student Voices As an introductory activity for John Steinbeck''s novella, Of Mice and Men , students worked in groups to record a quick conversation using idioms (not idiots) from the 1930''s. We tried a few different techniques (go through Google Drive and Edmodo''s library), but none seemed to work. I''m figuring out the BYOD as I go, so if you, dear reader, have more efficient techniques, please share!

How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy


Whether you have 1:1 iPads, Chromebooks, BYOD or are still deciding on devices, Christie Boen, Instructional Technology Coach and District Librarian at Bend-La Pine School District, will help you create a content and technology plan for success in the classroom and library using ebooks and audiobooks. Resources BYOD Webinars Ebooks WebinarJoin us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs.

Achieve learning continuity and keep students productive with remote access

eSchool News

With innovative IT solutions, schools can provide remote data and app access and BYOD functionality to keep students connected from anywhere. Whitepaper Library Citrix SystemsSchools can experience substantial learning disruption when unforeseen events keep students and staff from reaching campus. Read this white paper for best practices and real-word example to maintain learning when students and faculty can’t get to the classroom to ensure that learning outcomes are met.


Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

LILAC was held in the heart of Manchester University , in a well appointed conference centre, where almost 300 library and information professionals gathered for three days to discuss information literacy. 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.

Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Quick news on Library 2.013 , our third annual worldwide, online, and free conference on libraries, librarians, and librarianship: the formal deadline for session proposals is end of day Monday, September 30th. 21st Century Classroom Management" Panel October 2 , 9:00-10:30 ET What does classroom management mean in an era of 1:1 computing, BYOD, flipped classrooms, technology-driven personalized learning and other innovations intended to address discipline issues even more directly?

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

eSchool News

Michelle Luhtala , department chair of the New Canaan, CT, High School Library and a 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker , is a leader in helping teacher-librarians all around the country to become Future Ready. eClassroom News Policy School Administration School LibrariesAccording to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become future ready.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Wednesday, June 24th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD? Have you been thinking about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)? Rachelle facilitates the BYOD training in her district and has developed her own model: R.E.A.D.I.E.E to help teachers be Ready for BYOD.

It’s Not About “All of the Time”, but About Having Access

The Principal of Change

Discussing initiatives such as BYOD or 1-to-1 technology initiatives, there is often a lot of fear about “balance” First of all, the notion of “balance” is something that I truly believe should not be determined for anyone other than yourself. December 7, 2013 Inequity and BYOD January 31, 2013 BYOD: A Bare Minimum May 21, 2014 A conversation starter… December 29, 2012 3 Ideas That Will Not Transform Schools August 30, 2013 Distracted or…?

Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 - October 8th + 9th. We are gearing up for another amazing year of the Library 2.014 Conference. Library 2.014 , October 8th + 9th, 2014 Upcoming deadlines: Presentation proposals will be accepted between now and October 1st for Library 2.014.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Libraries Change Lives - Global Citizens - Great Keynote Recordings - NMC Weekly Top Ten Stories

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The ALA Declaration for the Right to Libraries. You can show your support for the library that''s changed your life by signing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. See my notes below for my own thoughts on the importance of libraries. Library 2.0

Events + News - Chrome Extensions for Education - Library 2.015 Call for Proposals - Daily Education Quotes and Commentary

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies , October 20th The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015. The Maker Issue - School Library Journal How can we fix U.S.

New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets from LOC


A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first six Student Discovery Sets published by the Library of Congress. If your school has a tablet or 1:1 or BYOD program, this is a perfect way to leverage those small screens to enhance inquiry learning across the curriculum. The Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets allow learners to get up close and personal with primary sources on their individual tablets. apps digital books ebooks Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets

E-Rate Survival FAQs

eSchool News

E-rate is a US Federal Program for funding telecom and technology in K-12 schools and Libraries. Schools and Libraries Division (SLD). Typically, most K-12 educational facilities, consortia and libraries are eligible, but there are some requirements. Riverbed Xirrus offers a best-of-breed Wi-Fi solution optimized for schools and the challenges of 1:1 and BYOD. What (and who) is E-rate?

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

Michelle Luhtala , Department Chair of the New Canaan, CT, High School Library and a 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker , is a leader in helping teacher-librarians all around the country to become Future Ready. Michelle Luhtala commented that New Canaan High School went BYOD just this year as part of their personalized learning intiative. Although we have a library services department, we receive very little support from them in making libraries real libraries.”. “We

Creating Curriculets with Students

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In the fake-teacher accounts, go to Curriculet's STORE and select the titles for which you want students to create curriculets, or in the LIBRARY upload a Google Doc or Word Document students will use to create the curriculet. Students log in to Curriculet on the fake-teacher accounts and select the text(s) from the LIBRARY. The teacher (in his/her real teacher account) adds the created-curriculets to his/her LIBRARY and assigns them to the class to read.


Reading for the Jaded Student & All: Curriculet partners with USA Today

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In addition to its free on-demand digital library filled with popular books, Curriculet now allows students to read news articles with embedded assessments that develop literacy skills and build subject area knowledge. I''m super stoked for today''s announcement from Curriculet. Curriculet has proven its worth and merit as I flip summer and independent reading, PARCC prep , and novel studies.


A letter of support


It’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities. As this year’s School Library Month draws to an end, I thought it might help similar efforts if I shared this recent letter. Through their websites and guides, school libraries organize the information worlds of their schools. Library is not merely a place to get stuff.

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Create Short Animated Videos for Learning With the Tellagami App


What I Like About Tellagami The app is free for both iOS and Android mobile devices, which makes it ideal for both 1:1 and BYOD learning environments. There are a few backgrounds to choose from in the app, but you can also doodle your own background , select a photo stored in the photo library on your device, or take a photo while you are creating the Gami to use as a background. 1:1 Android animation apps BYOD BYOT Educreations iOS mobile learning multimedia Tellagami

#Flipclass Workflow: Differentiated Instruction

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Much like Edmodo, in Curriculet , teachers can create multiple versions of layered annotations, quizzes, and questions for texts and all versions are saved in the teacher library. Chatting this morning with Stacy Dawes on Voxer in the #ELA Flip group, we were discussing ways in which we can differentiate and diversify our instruction for students, especially those who are ESL/ELL immersed in mainstream classes.

Got Charge? Giving Kids the Power!

The Daring Librarian

A few years ago, I was inspired by what I saw during a visit to the Hillwood High School Library in Nashville with the ISTE Board of Directors to support our BYOD pilot program and our kiddos by giving them a place to recharge their devices in school. And of course that place was going to be our school Library Media Center -- shameless how I'll do just about ANYthing to get kiddos in the door. Our ever changing & evolving BYOD Policy. 3 Times the Charm?

Guest Post: MJ Fletcher-- Opening the Door to Writing

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Going to the library was one of my favorite excursions or even better the book store where I could take books home and never have to return them. GUEST POST: Continuing the conversation on writing, author MJ Fletcher explains how he first began his adventures with the written word. What''s that?" I asked my mother as I stared at the explosion of color and action on the cover. "It''s It''s a comic book, do you want it?"

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Driving over Tukey's Bridge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While I could send students to the library to check out individual copies of the book, I would not have enough books for the whole class to read, and even though I could have students choose their own books for independent reading, what I want is to have students reading more of the same books together. This summer I spent time with family and wrote content for titles that will appear in Curriculet''s premium store.


Navigating e-learning cybersecurity threats as a teacher


Avoiding malware attacks: Insisting on protection for BYOD. However, this becomes trickier when schools have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Read more: Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 2]. The platform usually has a Resources library or section.

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QR Code Loo Reviews & Pocket Videos

The Daring Librarian

and you should get the kids streaming into the high school library to check out books! Let''s face it, kids sneak their smart phones into the bathroom to check their text messages why not take advantage of that & get them into the school library! So for this situation, I deftly changed it to Pocket Video & my principal suggested I post them by the library doors, the front doors, in the hallways, and in the student services office.

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YouToo can be a Movie Producer on YouTube

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

All 500+ students go to the library during their English class period (about 50-100 students for 7 periods), and they listen to me tell stories accompanied by a PPT for two days in a row. While I have used YouTube for housing my screencasts and sharing videos related to class, there are new editing features that YouTube has enabled to enhance presentations that include adding notes, thought bubbles, pauses, and background music, as well as enhancing the visual aspects of the video.