Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives are being adopted by districts and schools around the globe. With the growing access that students now have to technology at home, educators are seizing this opportunity to increase access in the classroom. In theory this all sounds fantastic and there are many benefits that I have witnessed firsthand after successfully implementing a BYOD initiative over five years ago at my high school. BYOD mobile learning mobile learning devices

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The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

Technology seems to be more accessible that ever before. Access to technology is by no means isolated to only adults. As devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. As a result of the advances in technology and an increase in Wi-Fi access, schools have slowly begun to respond to this trend. The overall goal of any BYOD initiative should be to support and enhance student learning.

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Recent Mobile Learning Findings

The Mobile Native

Mobile Learning Integration 5. 32 iPad Tips and Tricks Smart Phones (Mobile Learning Devices) : 1. Marys City Schools Mobile Learning Technology 3. Mobile Learning Portal 4. Learning in Hand 5. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers BYOD : 1. BYOD: A Guide for Schools 2. Katy ISD: A New Vision for Mobile Learning 3. BYOD in the 21st Century. BYOD iPads Mobile Learning

5 Strategies for Building a Powerful BYOD Classroom

Brilliant or Insane

I’ve heard many horror stories of monumental failures from first-year BYOD teachers, and most could have been avoided with some simple planning. The post 5 Strategies for Building a Powerful BYOD Classroom appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Mobile Learning Social Media Technology BYOD classroom Brilliant or Insane. Moving to a Bring Your Own Device school or classroom is a major transition.

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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

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.

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. My first ever post on the topic just provided a small glimpse at the possibilities inherent when students are empowered to use the technology that they already posses to enhance their learning experience.

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

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. Put that in the context of learning and what do you get? Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go.

Higher Ed Survey on BYOD, 1-to-1, VDI and Mobile Student Computing (Using or Planning to use)

EmergingEdTech

Survey looks to gather insights, trends regarding BYOD and 1-to-1 Device Programs for Students in Higher Education, as well as the Growth of VDI and DaaS to Support Those Approaches. Future of Education Technology Mobile Learning Resources Polls, Surveys _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics 1-to-1 higher ed survey BYOD higher ed survey higher education survey BYOD 1-to-1 student device program survey higher education VDI higher ed survey

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. 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. Even with the proliferation of technology across all facets of society, we still see schools moving at a snail’s pace (if at all) to adapt, or better yet evolve, to a digital world.

Making a Case for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

Guest Post for SmartBlogs on Education Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a forward-thinking school district that has embraced the use of mobile learning devices in the classroom. Mobile learning has become the new buzzword in many educational communities. Mobile learning is essentially anytime, anywhere learning. This type of learning could be with a netbook, iPad, iPod touch or even a smartphone.

Mobile Learning in Georgetown ISD

EdTechSandyK

Over the past year, the school district I work for has made tremendous strides in the realm of mobile learning. I am proud of all that our school board, administration, technology department, educational technology staff, and teachers have done and are continuing to do on a daily basis to move students'' educational experience forward through integration of district-owned and student-owned mobile devices.

Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

As they go “all-in” on digital learning, schools are demanding more from their networks. The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology. First as consumers and then as educators, schools are committing to mobile technology as their preferred method of digital interaction. They’ve grown up tech-savvy and prefer to do everything on mobile devices.

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. With a pedagogy first, technology second if appropriate, approach to instructional design, educators can begin to support and enhance lessons with an array of tools. Even though the cost of mobile devices has gone down, considerable purchasing challenges persist.

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 For many that is already a reality.

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

EdTechTeacher

Introducing a new technology into the learning environment can be an intimidating experience, even for seasoned educators. Here are eight ways that administrators and school leaders can empower their faculty to successfully adopt technology in their curriculum. Using technology because it’s there, or because you’re “expected to” can be a path to failure. Mobile devices are just that, mobile! By failing, you take risks, learn, and advance.

10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Mobile devices are everywhere. More people interact with digital media through mobile now than through desktop computers, and that number continues to grow. Seventy five percent of kids under eight have their own mobile device. [.]. Ed Tech byod byot cell phones edtech educational technology mobile devices mobile learning samsung

Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning. Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Koole (2009) No one will deny the impact that mobile is having on the world. All one has to do is take a look at how mobile devices are changing everyone’s perception of computing as it is more accessible and personal than ever.

Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

Is it a learned behavior? 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. Should we allow our fears and apprehension to hinder the technological education our children need to advance in their field of study? We cannot move forward technologically based upon the “what ifs.” BYOD BYOT Remind101

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Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. 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. Mobile educators from across the country are gathering for three days to share, collaborate, and explore the many facets of mobile learning. Please consider presenting at Mobile 2013.

Are Students Off-Task in Class on Phones? There's an App for That!

A Principal's Reflections

Recently I recently learned about Pocket Points , an app that educators are using to promote better decision-making amongst students with the goal of keeping them off their phones when not being used to achieve learning outcomes associated with the class. I am a huge proponent of harnessing and leveraging mobile technology in the classroom. In Uncommon Learning , I detailed the necessary steps we took to ensure success.

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5 Tips for Administrators That Can Lead to BYOD Success

Gaggle Speaks

As mobile devices become more accessible to everyone, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is likely to increase in popularity. The challenge with a BYOD program, however, is that you can’t simply tell students to bring their own devices to school. Having a BYOD program can mean major headaches for your support team. Sometimes, technology has a way of getting in the way of learning. Mobile Learning

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Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. “Mobile learning doesn’t always mean 1:1, but we are seeing schools move away from the computer lab,” she said.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Over the years we have seen more embracement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 device rollouts. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices.

Why overwhelmed educators should stick to these simple tech tools

eSchool News

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours in a friend’s classroom where I introduced her students to technology applications that would engage them in “showing what they know” at different points in their learning. Having worked with this teacher for many years, I had always considered her a technology pioneer. When our new wireless network went live early last year, the choice of which applications and technologies to use was no longer limited by bandwidth issues.

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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. It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology. By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

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Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow. 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.

Getting to Know Celly

A Principal's Reflections

As we continue to move further to enhance our Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative at New Milford High School we are continuing to look for cost-effective resources to support this endeavor. I am a huge fan of using mobile learning devices (i.e. student cell phones) in class as part of an anticipatory set, to review prior learning, to check for understanding and/or assess, or as a form of closure. BYOD BYOT Celly educational technology mobile learning

iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

eSchool News

Recovering lost instructional time caused by snow days has been a source of great frustration for West Virginia’s educators, but the recent utilization of take-home technology is proving to be a game-changer, says one Kanawha County school official. Leah Sparks, the technology director for Kanawha County Schools, has spent several years planning for a district-wide technology program that has culminated in the distribution of nearly 10,000 iPads this school year.

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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. The only criterion that I had was the school had to be entrenched in their use of the above-mentioned technologies. Not enough schools are truly integrating technology into instruction, as well as encouraging students to bring their own technology to school.

50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native

SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2. The Mobile Learning Portal 3. Learning in Hand 4. Cybrary Man''s Mobile Learning Page 5. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers 6. Go Mobile 4 Learning 8. Tool for Learning or Distraction? Mobile Learning Integration 17. Cell phones in Learning 25. The Mobile Native 26. The Mobile Learner 27. Going Mobile 28. Mobile Learning 29.

Using Cell Phones and Other Devices In and Out of the Classroom

The Mobile Native

edWeb Community: www.edWeb.net/mobilelead webinar location: www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet3 Presenters : Scott Newcomb, 5 th Grade Teacher, and Kyle Menchhofer, Technology Coordinator, at St. Marys City Schools is the longest running mobile learning program in the country. Join us on November 8th for our community''s next webinar to see how smartphones (mobile learning devices) were successfully integrated into the curriculum at St.

Vernier app offers hands-on learning about thermal energy

eSchool News

Vernier Software & Technology developed a new free app to allow students to study thermal energy concepts by analyzing images and video captured with the FLIR ONE Thermal Camera for iOS. The new app provides students with an engaging way to study and to visualize thermal energy,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. Already the world leader in thermal imaging, FLIR led the way in making this technology more accessible with the FLIR ONE.

Why School Boards Should Want to Get Devices Into the Hands of Students

Gaggle Speaks

For years, school boards have worked to put learning devices into the hands of students, whether through carts, one-to-one or BYOD initiatives. By putting devices into the hands of students, schools can better ensure that students are prepared to use similar technology at further stages in life and make use of great online educational resources. In putting devices into the hands of students, we provide a better way for students to learn self-sufficiency in learning.

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Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance. Distributed forms of learning are burgeoning, and geographical distance between learners and their parent institutions is less of a problem. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections

As we continue to move even further into the 21 st Century, technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. My point here is that many children across the world have access to, and are using, technology outside of school in a variety of ways. Image credit: [link] As society continues to move forward in terms of innovation, technology, and global connectivity, schools are being stymied by relentless cuts to education.

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