Is your classroom ready for BYOD?


BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom setups are very common nowadays, but there are a few aspects to consider before implementing them. I tried to BYOD when I was in college and the reactions of my teachers were mixed – some were totally open to it, while others were a bit cautious. I already know some students who want to BYOD because they find it very convenient. School readiness Of course, even if schools want to BYOD, are they really ready for BYOD?

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5 practical tips for BYOD equity


5 practical tips for BYOD equity. One issue that comes up pretty often is that of BYOD equity. So how can schools ensure all their students can have access to the same quality of education when involved in a BYOD program? A prerequisite for a successful BYOD program is connectivity. In this phase teachers also have to decide what kind of apps and software will be used in the class activity. The post 5 practical tips for BYOD equity appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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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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Single-Pane-of-Glass Network Visibility Eases K–12 BYOD Management

EdTech Magazine

Hardware Networking SoftwareBy Calvin Hennick Network management tools offer greater insight into who’s on the network, when.

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Orange County Public Schools Adopts Interactive Flat Panels To Support BYOD Program

The Journal

The Orange County Public School District has adopted interactive flat panels and classroom software to complement its bring-your-own-device program

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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


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.


Impero Software Announces New Version of its Flagship Product ? Impero Education Pro ? at ISTE 2018


Chicago, June 24, 2018 – Impero Software, a leading provider of classroom management, network and online safety software to schools today announced the latest version of its award-winning product, Impero Education Pro V7. The software has been updated to include a new mental health keyword library, google authentication, and improved scalability to support larger school districts, among other features. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5

The (Native) App is Dead; Long Live the (Web) App

The Journal

Educational app developers can now write highly interactive apps that will run on virtually all end-user-oriented, computing devices, i.e., on all the crazy computers that kids bring into their BYOD classrooms. Finally, BYOD makes good sense; finally, teachers can FULLY exploit the affordances of the kids’ BYOD computing devices!! HTML5 is nothing short of a sea change in educational software

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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. Accompanying physics, chemistry and biology investigations have students analyze images and videos captured with the FLIR ONE Thermal Camera.

Chrome Can: Sticky Notes on Your Chromebook Desktop

Dr. Shannon Doak

The applications of this little bit of software in the classroom are mainly for helping students and teachers stay organized. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Friday Tech Tip Innovation OrganizationMany people love that cool app on the Mac that enables you to create little sticky notes on their desktop. While I actually like Google Keep and Google Tasks better since they are now integrated into all Google Apps, others might want the sticky note type of app.

New Projectors Create Immersive Experiences in the Classroom


This eBook details how today’s projection software can be used cost-effectively, including: Take notes and then send work back to the projector—no PC required. Resources projectors Projection BYOD Classoom InteractiveImagine taking students for a walk around the solar system during their lesson.

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Ed-specific or student specific? Which device is right for your school?

The Innovative Educator

A device just for education that’s loaded with filtering and management software sounds like a simple and convenient solution to many IT and administrator concerns. What about schools that invite students to bring your own device (BYOD)? BYOD / BYOT With the recent release of News Corp’s Amplify Tablet , the discussion of ed-specific verses student-specific devices has come to the forefront.

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

The Innovative Educator

You can use Twitter right on your phone without downloading any software and even with just one teacher cell phone per class, contributions can be made and modeled anywhere, anytime. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education social media in education Twitter in Education Twitter ( ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In my current school, HPA, we have a program called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) where the students are responsible for bringing a device to school. These tools, combined with the BYOD enable HPA to offer equitable access to support the capstone program at the middle school. If the students’ projects require specialized software, hardware or other components, there would need to be a budget in place for things like this.

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

The 21st Century Principal

The same goes for iPads, digital cameras, interactive boards, and any number of tech devices and software. Mandating specific devices, technologies, and software will kill an educator''s enthusiasm quickly. Fail to provide adequate hardware and/or software. It is the school leader''s responsibility to ensure teachers have adequate hardware and software for implementing technology. Purchase hardware or software after a sales pitch rather considering staff needs.

How to Secure the Work-From-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

The key to security is good controls, and the best way to achieve that is by owning everything from the software down to the boot ROM. Working from home is part of the new normal for K–12 schools and districts. How can IT managers secure teachers and staff in online environments?


4 Take Aways from ATLIS 2017

Indiana Jen

He was also sure to point out that children can often learn coding on their own (with the self-directed software today). For example, Margie Llines and Rurik Nackerud tackled Equity in BYOD. This is especially concerning when a school has a mandated BYOD program. Apple Education Educational Resources Educational Technology Google Microsoft Professional Development Social Media Technology Uncategorized ATLIS BYOD cyber security Equity Independent School ransom ware School

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

” And in the blank insert Chromebook, iPads, BYOD, or laptops. This is what happens when you put in the hardware, buy the software, but you don’t take time to educate the human software that is so necessary for the effective use of education technology in schools. Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Powerful learning first technology second.

EdTech Acronyms Explained


BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). OSS – Open Source Software (programs online that are free to use). SIS – Student Information System (the software used in a school to manage data such as scores, attendance, medical issues etc.). The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators.

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How to Secure the Work-From-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

The key to security is good controls, and the best way to achieve that is by owning everything from the software down to the boot ROM. Now is not the time to rush a BYOD program into production, especially given other stresses on teachers to learn new tools and ways of interacting with students. Working from home is part of the new normal for K–12 schools and districts. How can IT managers secure teachers and staff in online environments? Here are some questions and answers.


How to Secure the Work-From-Home Environment

EdTech Magazine

The key to security is good controls, and the best way to achieve that is by owning everything from the software down to the boot ROM. Now is not the time to rush a BYOD program into production, especially given other stresses on teachers to learn new tools and ways of interacting with students. Working from home is part of the new normal for K–12 schools and districts. How can IT managers secure teachers and staff in online environments? Here are some questions and answers.


Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Universities must therefore ensure that institutional services such as Learning Management Systems and the provision of other centralised software remain stable and accessible at all times. BYOD education learning mobile learning spaces Technology university

5 steps for implementing a 1:1 program


The device is usually offered by the school, but with the spread of BYOD programs, this no longer stands true all the time. Then you have to wrap up your sleeves and dive into the software: import all data you already have and will be necessary, synchronize the devices with various cloud tools, install programs and applications, including your school LMS. This means that both the security of the hardware and that of the software must be ensured.

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To improve cybersecurity, start at the endpoints

eSchool News

A survey by educational software company Kajeet found an overwhelming majority of students and teachers use an array of devices—including Chromebooks and iPads—every day in the classroom. Some of these schools operate under a BYOD mandate, and some of the devices may not have top-notch security controls in place (or any security). Getting better grades in cybersecurity must be a top priority for K-12 schools this year.


Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

That critical mass of users has driven a number of changes, including innovations in design of hardware and software. 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.

Fabulous learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

It was refreshing to see that the school is also fully open source in its software use. He argued that the most equitable way to manage this to avoid any digital divides is to provide Open Source Software to all students. The free, open, flexible spaces and the policy of BYOD ensure that the school is both an attractive and sustainable place to learn. Albany Senior High School YouTube Auckland open spaces Open Source learning BYOD

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. School leaders aiming to stretch limited resources might opt for Chromebooks instead of desktop computers because these devices include cloud-based apps and software students and faculty can quickly access from almost anywhere. . Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Dell releases network appliance to provide Virtual Windows Desktops to Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

It uses desktop virtualization to allow Chromebooks, and other devices, to access Windows desktop software. These solutions all cost money (except for Chrome Remote Desktop) but can save money in the long run by eliminating expensive Windows workstations (initial cost, support and upgrades, software deployment) with Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. Related: BYOD and Web Based Apps, Hosted Apps Why Schools Should Go with GAFE and Chromebooks What can you do on a Chromebook?

PaperCut Announced as Google for Education Premier Partner


PaperCut , a print management software provider, today announced it has joined the Google for Education Partner Program as a Premier Partner. 3D Design Tool Promotes Curiosity, Experimentation ] PaperCut’s BYOD solution, Mobility Print, integrates with G Suite and lets users print from any device via its native interface, with no third-party apps to install or manage.


MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

At Anastasis , we are a 1-1 iPad setting, this works really well for us, but we also have a population where we can request a device in a BYOD situation. Anastasis Academy Classroom Management Interactive book Knowledge (remember) Language Arts Math Phonics Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Software Understand (describe, explain) adaptive android curriculum differentiate individualized moby max mobymax personalized tablet technology win

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom


Business and technology have become truly complementary: Forbes gives the example of engine manufacturers relying on software to push forward production. Many school systems – especially those who allow students to bring their own device (BYOD) – create a contract and have consequences based on a 3-offense system that covers device loss, Appropriate Use Policy (AUP), cyberbullying, etc.

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8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day. From the customer service side, teachers are regularly kept up to speed on that status of their machine repairs, the software they ordered, or any other issue that involves IT.

Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

eSchool News

Impero’s Education Pro remote management and monitoring software is an enhanced classroom management offering that also includes remote management tools for school technical staff. As a result, classroom management software must keep pace with this evolution and Impero is the company doing that by ensuring its solution manages any device on the network with scalability for 1:1 and BYOD environments in any size school district.”.