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. Brilliant or Insane.

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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. But failure BYOD stories exist as well, and they rarely hit the headlines as often. Top 10 BYOD concerns: 1. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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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. Myth No 2: BYOD is not safe.

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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). Experience a “Breakout” Exclusively on a Mobile Device (B334). GeoGebra Online and Mobile Math Apps for Your Classroom (B336).

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Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

There are major concerns regarding social media and the fear of allowing students to use their cell phones for educational purposes. We must maximize student usage of mobile learning devices to encourage the safe and meaningful use of technology within the classroom setting.

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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

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. Today’s students text or communicate via social media.

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Thus, the use of social media in schools by educators continues to be an uphill battle. Simply communicating and telling your story with social media tools can accomplish this. That is not BYOD. Change Digital Leadership Social Media

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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.

9 Actions + Policies Necessary To Embrace Cell Phones for #MLearning + #BYOD

The Innovative Educator

While interest is growing in the usage of mobile devices in school, a report on learning with mobile devices and social media tells us administrators still struggle with key concerns. Teachers cite student distraction as their top concern of mobile use in the classroom.

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10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years. They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. 5) BYOD leads to more copying and pasting. Do you have a BYOD scheme?

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3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

" Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education social media in education Twitter in Education

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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

Bryan Alexander

Technology topics included social media, video, 3d printing, VR, internet of things, automation, and privacy. In discussion we touched on cognitive computing, “quick” (live or easily published) video (Kat’s term), video growing on mobile devices.


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. Also, his research looks at race, social class, and gender in educational settings.

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

I think ultimately, the biggest game changer which has been going on for some time now, is mobile learning. Using your own personal devices to access learning, access peer groups, access social networking, access the ability to create and share content, anywhere and everywhere.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

1:1 Flipping Makerspace Genius Hour Common Core Mobile Learning Design Thinking Google Classroom Brain Based Learning Project Based Learning Learning Management Systems Transformative Brain Based Learning Spaces Sheesh.I We''re not a 1:1 or total BYOD school. How about Social Media?

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Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Mobile devices are the latest tools visible in virtually any school in Ontario. Every year teachers come to terms with the increase of mobile technology in education as it permeates classrooms at light speeds.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

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.

The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

As the demands continue to increase due to the CCSS, standardized exams, and new teacher evaluation systems, perhaps the greatest “game changer” for Principals is the high level of accessibility and connectedness that is now possible due to technology and social media. In fact, this small device is in many ways the mobile “hub” of the school as information on all aspects of building operations comes my way both day and night. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education Leadership

CELLabration Time! @NYCSChools Pave The Way for #MLearning with Cell Phones

The Innovative Educator

Social Media isn’t the only area in which New York City is paving the way. Instead of banning devices, schools will have options including: Store mobile devices in backpacks or a designated location during the school day. Allow mobile devices to be used during lunch or in designated areas only. Allow mobile devices for instructional purposes in some or all classrooms. mlearning BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

We live in a connected world, where students are in constant communication with their friends, whether it’s via social media, texting or another digital channel. Some teachers are understandably unsure about bringing social networks like Facebook or Twitter into their classroom.

Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

We then transitioned into online conduct in social media spaces and how that can impact college acceptances and employment. Common Sense Media offers a free digital literacy and citizenship curriculum that leaders can easily begin to implement in their schools.

How teachers address cell phones in class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Protocols for these mobile devices have little in common today with how they were addressed a decade ago. Because mobile devices are faster, it satisfies student curiosity and builds their passion to be lifelong learners.

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How schools can keep students safe, and on Facebook

eSchool News

In a BYOD world, managing access to popular social media sites has become critical. A comprehensive web security solution combined with a Mobile Device Management service can help address some of these concerns. Next page: Smart filtering of social media.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom


Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I love that this works with their individual mobile phone cameras. It is good for beginners, perfect for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school like mine, and the projects sync between all devices. I have typically not posted first projects on social media.

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4 wireless network goals for schools

eSchool News

Although wireless access technology has been in schools for several years, earlier-generation solutions have not been robust enough to keep pace with growing mobility requirements. Even social media channels have become learning tools for the creative classroom.


The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

Through my work I have seen in person, and through social media, some amazing examples of what education can and should be. There is always a great deal of discussion about change in education in order to better prepare students for success.

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Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

It might be facilitated by posing questions and then having students respond under cover of anonymity using mobile devices. The discussion was relatively broad, focusing on anything related to academic, social, and emotional ideas for growth and improvement.

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. To this end, teachers and students are now routinely utilizing social media and other various Web 2.0

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Bring your own device (BYOD) : Many students now possess a powerful learning tool in the form of mobile technology. This chapter will address the potential challenges and advantages of implementing a BYOD initiative. The world today is changing at a fast pace.

The Hottest Posts of 2015 - Holiday Reading

The Innovative Educator

Overall the most popular posts were those relating to research, bring your own device, and harnessing the power of social media in general and Twitter in particular. I'm excited that as shared in #20 my district is among those embracing BYOD. 6843 7/15/2015 19 Flipping for New Chromebook for Today’s Classrooms 6442 7/29/2015 20 After the Cell Phone Ban - NYC Schools Launch #BYOD 6028 7/19/2015Roundup of the most popular posts in 2015 on The Innovative Educator blog.


Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


Desktop computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, speakers, TVs, video projectors, recording cameras, online conference devices, presentation boards, printers, etc., Unfortunately, not all schools can provide computers for each student or are BYOD-friendly.