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. Smartphones and Internet accessible devices have been used by students to conduct web-based research, take notes using Evernote , manage work through Google Docs or Dropbox , organize their assignments on their calendars, and develop projects with a variety of other tools.

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Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone. Undergraduate Smartphone Ownership.


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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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5 practical tips for BYOD equity


This category is quite big and it constantly grows, but there are devices that are pretty common these days and everybody can have access to them easily — devices like smartphones and tablets. Schools don’t have to invest significant amounts of their funds in buying smartphones and tablets. 5 practical tips for BYOD equity. One issue that comes up pretty often is that of BYOD equity. A prerequisite for a successful BYOD program is connectivity.

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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. Students brought out a variety of devices including Blackberries, iPhones, and Smartphones to answer multiple choice questions. 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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Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

Today’s educators are looking to Chromebooks , smartphones and maker spaces to enhance their teaching. Enter the age of BYOD. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a huge part of the way schools are integrating technology. schools are focusing on building out their 1:1 programs, 56 percent of school districts have implemented BYOD programs, and that number is rising. The benefits of a BYOD program are far-reaching.


Interested in #BYOD? Become a #ConnectedEducator! #CE13

The Innovative Educator

So, you’re interested in supporting bring your own device (BYOD) where you work Congratulations! Learning Community Join a vibrant connected educators learning community for those interested in discovering what it means when we empower students to BYOD that meets all year long in a variety of platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google). These are just some places you can go to get connected to other BYOD educators. CE13 #connectededucators 1:1 BYOD / BYOT


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.

5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District

The 21st Century Principal

While there is some debate about whether a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Policy perpetuates inequities and the technology gap, school districts in times of tightening budgets and limited resources are looking for cost-effective ways to increase student access to technology. While BYOD should not be a substitution for adequately funding access to technology for all students, it is a means by which we do not have to ask students to unplug when their walk through our school building doors.


The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

While many technological innovations have undoubtedly transformed the position in a relatively short period of time, perhaps there is none greater than the advent of the Smartphone. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education Leadership Guest post by John Falino. Cross posted at ON PRINCIPAL As noted in the “ The Principalship: What’s Most Important? ” (Post: 9/13), the nature of the Principalship has changed dramatically in a very short period of time.

10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Adults and children are using smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more to interact with each other and the web every day. Ed Tech byod byot cell phones edtech educational technology mobile devices mobile learning samsungMobile 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. [.].

What will the active learning classroom look like in the not-so-distant future?

IT Bill

These trends include mobile technologies (BYOD), improved wireless connectivity, and an increased demand for flexible learning spaces. Educational Techology - EdTech Emerging Technologies BYOD emerging technologies flexible learning spaces hci Innovation iPad learner engagement learning technologies mobile paradigm smartphone sustainability tablets

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

A Principal's Reflections

As I was conducting some learning walks with the admin team I noticed some kindergarten students in Deborah Weckerly’s class engaged in blended learning activities using smartphones. She then explained that over the years she had asked her family and friends to donate older smartphones for use in her class instead of trading them in for cash or towards an upgrade. blended learning BYOD BYOT mobile learning mobile learning devices Wells Elementary School

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students Adonis Scott (left), and Donavin Haugen (right) use their smartphones to sign up for an online review quiz. I have guidelines for cellphone and smartphone use, but it’s a constant struggle to keep kids engaged in lessons and off their phones. I’m not alone in feeling frustrated at Fern Creek, where many teachers are stumped about how to deal with student cellphone and smartphone use. Related : A class of teenagers gave up smartphones for a week, and lived.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While Animoby works great on tablets, I wonder if a paired down version could be available for smartphones. Teaching in a BYOD district with most of the students using smartphones, having a screencasting tool for a smartphone would be an asset. BYOD digital citizenship education flipped flipping teaching technology whiteboards For those of you looking for a whiteboard video creation tool to use on any tablet, check out Animoby.

Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

The Innovative Educator

This was great for students and families who didn't have access to smartphones. One by one as smartphones took the front seat, texting tools like those faded away, until now. And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education

Edmodo Quizzes: Tips & Tricks

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

At this time, students can take quizzes on either computers, Chromebooks, or iPads, but they cannot take a quiz on a smartphone or other personal device. 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.

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Making a Case for Mobile Learning

The Mobile Native

This type of learning could be with a netbook, iPad, iPod touch or even a smartphone. This coming year, our mobile learning initiative will consist of an iPad lab for K-2 students, iPads for special needs students, and smartphones for all students in grades 3 -5. Also, BYOD — bring your own device — will be implemented for all students in grades 6-12. This was a major concern when introducing smartphones into the classroom. BYOD MLDs Mobile Learning

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. 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. BYOD BYOT educational leadership educational technology mobile learning devices

#Flipclass Workflow

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The students read the text at home or in school on smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, or computers, answering questions and quizzes embedded in the text to check their understanding. 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.

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

The Mobile Native

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. Fifth grade teacher Scott Newcomb and Technology Coordinator Kyle Menchhofer will discuss many of the challenges that they faced in incorporating mobile learning devices within their daily instruction over the past five years, including a BYOD rollout the past two years. BYOD MLDs Mobile Learning Webinar

Teaching Gen Text authors explain why cell phones should go to school

The Innovative Educator

You can read the entire piece at BYOD Goes to School, Here is what we said during our interview with the author of the article. Once considered a distraction, smartphones are now being used by teachers to expand teaching options Lisa Nielsen, who blogs at The Innovative Educator and co-authored “ Teaching Generation Text ,” advocates for cellphone use in classrooms. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education

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. Equipment Needed One student in the group needed a device (smartphone or ipod) with a voice recorder. Students used one smartphone/ipod per group to record about a 30 second conversation.

QR Codes for Imagery Writing

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using BYOD, students will bring to class their personal device and use a QR code reader to access pictures on the web. Students circulate around the room and use a QR code reader on their smartphone or tablet to access the pictures and either write their descriptions on paper or use the voice recorder on their device to record the student''s description of the picture. assignments BYOD BYOT edtech image search literary devices narrative terms peer evaluation QR codes writing

#ISTE2014 Use Twitter & Voxer when Travel Plans Go Awry

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using our smartphones, our group made a concerted effort to devise a new flight plan, all which would not have been accomplished had we not been able to use real-time communication. ISTE2014 BYOD edtech twitter Voxer

Considering Home Learning When Doing Mobile

Education with Technology

For BYOD schools, the same basic questions apply. BYOD schools accept multiple devices; they promote including all devices. 1-to-1 Android App ipad MLearning Mobile Mobile device Smartphone Student Mlearning mobile device Mobile Learning SIGML 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.

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

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The chatroom or backchannel can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and puts students'' texting talents to work. 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

Quick Customizing of QR Codes

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Use a QR code scanner on a smartphone to test the code throughout the coloring process. BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edtech The artist in me likes to look at the world in color, and QR codes by themselves are rather bland, but do a Google search for customizing QR codes and there will be a myriad of posts--most of which use technical jargon and various programs--to insert logos and other visual elements.

CSI: Salinas

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The final project can be completed on paper, using word processing skills and completed using a student''s BYOD device. A student''s smartphone or tablet does not have to just be used for a special occasion in the classroom. For the BYOD component and to make up for not doing an actual mock-trial, students would work in groups comprised of people with the same court case and position. Teaching students to infer and formulate arguments can easily be in context of a novel.

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. I created the Gami above on my Galaxy Note II Android smartphone. 1:1 Android animation apps BYOD BYOT Educreations iOS mobile learning multimedia Tellagami Through a teacher and an educational technologist in my school district, I''ve recently discovered the Tellagami app for creating short animated videos.

Capturing Classroom Videos

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Smartphone And while this isn''t a screencast, I used my android cellphone to record a quick video of students reviewing the site No Red Ink. Whether for information delivery or capturing the moment, video production in the classroom can be as easy as using a screencasting or smartphone app. BYOD BYOT connecting with students cross-curricular digital citizenship discussions edmodo education flipclass flipped flipping literature narrative terms paperless speaking teaching writing

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

If you were to go back in time and pinpoint when disruption began to take off, I would wager that it correlates with the proliferation of the smartphone. Had it not been for the smartphone their innovative apps might never have come to fruition or experienced immense scalability as they have. Now we know that across the world adults have pretty much embraced the smartphone. Statista predicts that approximately five billion people will use a smartphone by 2019.

Shaping Innovation

The Principal of Change

This challenged my thinking, as I look around professional learning days where educators with a usual minimum of three devices in front of them (this could be a smartphone, tablet/computer, and a notebook with pencil), advocate for students to share a computer between four or five students at the point of instruction, or still make special trips down to a computer lab. Innovation is not about the “stuff; it is about a way of thinking.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

As I write, news is breaking of Samsung''s release of the first curved display screen smartphone. BYOD (bring your own device) is on the rise, with many organisations recognising the potential of employee/student owned devices. Technology nomadic learning education apps training mobile learning learning GPS bumpshare airdropping BYOD Mobile technology is a game changer. For many that is already a reality.