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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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

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The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

As devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. The potential is there for schools and educators to empower students to take more ownership of their learning. This has resulted in a growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives being adopted. However, many schools and districts that have adopted BYOD have done so without proper planning and support.

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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.

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. Throughout the entire 2011-2012 school year, we worked to refine our approach, implementation, and learning outcomes for the program. Students are permitted to use their devices for learning during non-instructional time (i.e. Mobile learning devices (i.e.

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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. 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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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.

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.

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. However, with careful and intentional planning on the part of administrators and educational leaders, they can become powerful tools as part of your curriculum and pedagogy. Instead, when choosing a tool, be it a device, a software platform, or another instrument, consider your educational philosophy, objectives, and vision. Looking to learn more?

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 Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

How school IT pros can use BYOD principles to ace the BYOA test

eSchool News

Just when school IT administrators thought they were on level ground after wading through the murky waters of BYOD (bring-your-own-device), a new challenge has emerged. BYOD has led to the burgeoning popularity of BYOA (bring-your-own-application). Video streaming, word processing, and other online learning tools are all apps, and they’re increasingly being used to both supplement and even replace traditional forms of learning in all grades and education levels.

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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. Even though the cost of mobile devices has gone down, considerable purchasing challenges persist.

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

techlearning

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. Also, this is ideal to help users retain information in a low pressure place as well as supplement different learning styles. Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning.

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Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. App developers have also been quick to exploit the potential of this powerful tool and in this post I'd like to look at some of the tools that have been created and how they can be used for language development. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry.

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. 1:1 BYOD BYOT mobile learning Pocket Points

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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. Our Board of Education then announced we were now a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) district, but did not provide the professional development time to support this initiative. My friend was overwhelmed by the plethora of tools available.

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It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

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. As the presentation began to focus on mobile learning initiatives a hand immediately went up. Change in mindset hinges on our ability to challenge certain assumptions that we have in terms of mobile technologies.

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.

Getting to Know Celly

A Principal's Reflections

It also provides schools with a platform of tools that can be used to accomplish a variety of tasks. tool is particularly interesting for educators because it allows for communication with students and parents via text messaging. Celly’s rich suite of tools for schools offers the following features: Moderated messaging so students can help each other and ask questions with guidance from the teacher. I am a huge fan of using mobile learning devices (i.e.

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.

The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

It being, that technology, if used responsibly is a great asset for teachers to improve instruction and for students to enhance their learning. I believe helping students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world is arguably the greatest responsibility of a teacher. Then, I met with two other math teachers who showed me how they use smartphones to increase class participation and to assess their students learning.

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. Early in education, students need to be especially adept at receiving and following instructions, but when students attain the ability to teach themselves, they can be more successful in lifelong learning. 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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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

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. These five reasons why students want to learn with technology can help you and your teacher-friends determine the right technology to implement. 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.

15 Tools for Self Paced Learning

Technology Tidbits

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. Self-paced learning is an excellent way for students or educators to learn material at their own pace. Also, this is ideal to help users retain information in a low pressure place as well as supplement different learning styles. 15 Tools for Self-Paced Learning Brain Pop & Brain Pop Jr. - self paced learning top 10

Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning

Technology Tidbits

"Self-paced instruction or learning is any kind of instruction that proceeds based on learner response. Self-paced learning is an excellent way for students or educators to learn material at their own pace. Top 10 Tools for Self-Paced Learning Brain Pop & Brain Pop Jr. -

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Search for Mobile Apps Using Google

EdTechSandyK

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! Android apps Chrome iOS iPad iPod mobile learning

1:1 Computing: Five Critical Questions

Gaggle Speaks

At this point, the conversation about one-to-one computing should be informed by what has been learned during the 20 years of experience. Let’s take a look at five key questions that pertain to one-to-one learning. Does one-to-one computing raise student achievement and student engagement in learning? Technologists can learn a lot by talking with counterparts in other districts who have implemented a program. Moving to BYOD or one-to-one is not an either/or decision.

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Considering Home Learning When Doing Mobile

Education with Technology

Many schools are going mobile or one-to-one. Schools sometimes make decisions without thinking about the full consequences such as mobile and home learning. If schools supply mobile devices to the students, do the students take the mobile devices home? If students do not take the mobile device home, then mobile is only considered an in-school learning tool. Teachers cannot assign at home mobile work.

It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections

Why should students in less affluent districts not be afforded the same opportunity as those with large budgets to utilize technology as a learning tool to create, collaborate, connect, communicate, and develop essential media literacies? As educators, it is our duty to do everything in our power to provide our students with the best learning opportunities possible and in many cases allowing students to bring their own devices to school assists in meeting this lofty goal.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year. This is why we had been reading everything we could via Twitter and blogs and attending every session we could at professional events about mobile learning and iPads for the past three years.

Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad is an awesome teacher tool that has two powerful functionalities: it is both a student response system with a focus on drawing and "show what you know", and a grading solution for your teacher created quizzes. It is browser based for teachers, and works on any device (BYOD), browser or on free apps for iOS or Android for students. It is an ideal tool for engaging students for any grade/subject area, and turning a classroom paperless.

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Answer Pad

Technology Tidbits

The Answer Pad is an awesome teacher tool that has two powerful functionalities: it is both a student response system with a focus on drawing and "show what you know", and a grading solution for your teacher created quizzes. It is browser based for teachers, and works on any device (BYOD), browser or on free apps for iOS or Android for students. It is an ideal tool for engaging students for any grade/subject area, and turning a classroom paperless.

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Powering Up in the Classroom

The Mobile Native

Defining Mobile Learning In education, the words "Mobile Learning" are starting to appear more often. Mobile learning is anytime, anywhere seamless learning. In other words, it is ubiquitous learning. A mobile learning device could be a laptop, net book, iPad, iPod Touch or even a smart phone. A Change in Thinking Many schools have labeled the use of mobile technology as a distraction in the classroom. Mobile Learning

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. CMS – Content Management System (a tool to build websites and apps). FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning.

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