BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

At New Milford High School teachers are adapting their professional practice as we continue to evolve into a Bring Your Own Device school where student-owned technology integrated effectively. Smith has been absent to show they have been engaged, completing their work, and staying on task.

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5 practical tips for BYOD equity


Learning there was truly magical, even if the only wizardry we could find within its walls was 21st century technology and the only magicians were the teachers and professors who bewitched students with their knowledge and scientific demonstrations that kept learning interesting and engaging.

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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. There’s Magic In That Music: Empowering Students with Digital Music Tools (B308). STEAMing Ahead with Student Engagement and Critical Thinking (B315). Using Microsoft OneNote to Support ELL Students (B316).

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Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu


Engagement is key to getting kids involved and increase their learning. Studies have shown that low SES students test scores go up 30% when they have access to mobile devices. Mostly due to increased engagement. A BYOD policy is a bridge for low SES students.

The Need for More Play in School

A Principal's Reflections

In many ways my kids engage in play in unique ways based on their personalities. They love walking the neighborhood engaged in Pokemon Go. Play has to be valued in school and its integration should be a priority if student learning and achievement are the goal.

Collaborative Digital Information Projects

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

My students used their phones to create voice recorded projects and I''d like to continue evolving their skills into eventually being comfortable doing collaborative digital presentations. assignments BYOD BYOT discussions flipclass flipped PBL teaching

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog


From well-known subjects of education technology, like BYOD and gamification, to technical aspects regarding school LMSs, to trying to guess the future, the NEO Blog covered it all in its rather short existence. How to deal with students resistant to e-learning.

5 Steps Toward Building Successful Digital Communities Infused With Rigor and Relevance

A Principal's Reflections

A dynamic combination of mindset, behaviors, and skills is required for schools to become places where social media and digital tools are integral and beneficial parts of a rigorous program and where they work symbiotically with active, engaged, and applicable learning.

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Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

Let’s look at these Pillars and ways that we can lead in the now: Student engagement, learning, and outcomes : We cannot expect to see increases in achievement if students are not learning. Students who are not engaged are not likely to be learning.

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ISTE 2016: when ed-tech met passion


The lower level was reigned by the two ballrooms, where most of the lectures, BYOD sessions and workshops took place, as well as the two lounges — or cozy networking zones — where attendees could meet like-minded people or catch a simulcast session or two.

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Disruptive Devices: Managing and Maintaining Diverse Technology

District Administration

Using a central management platform is crucial to ensuring that devices enhance learning District Administration Custom Publishing Group Computers and mobile devices aren’t just changing the way that content is delivered, they have changed the way that students engage with their learning and the role of the teacher. But, the expansion of 1-to-1 and BYOD initiatives, flipped classrooms, and anytime-anywhere learning has created a variety of management challenges.


The hottest posts everybody's reading

The Innovative Educator

Oct 12, 2014, 2943 Going #BYOD ? Oct 26, 2014, 2098 Using Cell Phones to Support Student Engagement & May 6, 2012, 1855 10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your C. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out.


5 easy, low-cost ways to do AR & VR in your classroom

eSchool News

Our classrooms are transforming—not just with new technology or furniture—but by completely transporting students to new places and experiences. Location, funding, and even reality are no longer limiting our students of personalized learning.


Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

The number of American teachers using games in classrooms–particularly with younger students–has doubled over the past six years, according to a large survey released last week that measures national ed-tech use. This year’s report draws from an online questionnaire of more than 500,000 students, teachers, educators and parents. The full report offered a variety of reasons for why students grade 6-12 see value in online educational videos.

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“We must create a learning environment where students use technology ubiquitously to solve real-world problems that link to communities locally and globally.” – Simon Harper, Australia

Daily Edventures

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is much more than just putting devices in the hands of our students and expecting them to know how to be 21st century learners,” says MIE Expert Simon Harper. “We Killara BYOD Learning Hub. Simon Harper. Head Teacher, Technology and Learning.


How to Use Technology in Your Faculty Meetings

Gaggle Speaks

Technology in the classroom plays a significant role in student engagement as teachers continue to implement a variety of tools to improve the learning process. Engaging faculty using technology isn’t as hard as you think. Here’s how: Incorporate BYOD.

1:1 Computing: Five Critical Questions

Gaggle Speaks

Despite recent highly publicized reports of serious problems in the implementation of one-to-one programs, providing one computer for each student is still an active program in many districts while it remains a goal for others. Moving to BYOD or one-to-one is not an either/or decision.


Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Giving effective feedback is one of the best ways to improve student learning. Education technology empowers teachers to help students on an individual basis. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn.

3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

One of education’s hottest buzzwords these days is g amification: the integration of games into classroom instruction to enhance student learning. Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning , increased student engagement , and greater creativity. (

Innovative Uses of G Suite Edu in Medfield Public Schools


Through the development of their 1:1, BYOD and Chromebook cart model, Medfield has increased their adoption of G Suite in a variety of both practical and creative ways. Student’s in Mrs. Heim’s class are contributing to their digital portfolios).

6 Conferences In 5 Days at #SDEevents for Educators This Summer in Vegas!


9:30 - 10:45 PA02 Inspire Your Students to Read, Write, Listen & Speak with Digital Stories (Gr. K–3) Equip and empower your students with the skills they need to plan, express, share, and communicate their ideas with digital stories!

Osmo Responds to Teacher Requests with New Case and Base for its Award-Winning System


Osmo provides solutions to schools interested in using augmented reality and manipulatives to help K-6 students engage in learning. The base also supports device charging so students can be learning with Osmo while the device charges.

Fidelity Through Thoughtful and Strategic Implementation

MIND Research Institute

I’ve seen students seated at their desks, all working silently on ST Math while their teacher walks the room, supporting students. I’ve seen ST Math centers, or rotation stations, where students are grouped in various ways. Set Students Up For Success.


5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


While pushing students to learn outside our classrooms is a step in the right direction, how do we ensure that these experiences lead to deeper learning ? Here are 5 ways to get to curate that practice by making your class a BYOD zone. Accept Immediate Inquiry Creating a culture of inquiry starts by piquing student interest and then slowly releasing students to seek the answers to their questions about complex problems.

Most Popular Posts of 2014 and All Time

The Innovative Educator

Post Comments Page Views Date 5 Ideas to Make Lectures and Presentations Interactive 52 5262 8/31/2014 Going #BYOD ? Jun 13, 2013, 29746 Using Cell Phones to Support Student Engagement. Feb 5, 2011, 22397 20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education. In 2014 The Innovative Educator blog shared 166 posts with its readers. It is quite a rewarding feeling to be able to share and learn with others. I t hank those who stopped by to learn with me.


A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

Fractus Learning

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different – Sheninger, xi. Today’s schools are challenged with new demands of a global economy and with students who are more connected than ever before.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

My fellow students and I watched avidly - I can't recall what the topic was, but I do remember the thrill of the experience - it was fresh and new to be able to watch television in a formal education setting. Teachers sometimes take their students out into the world.

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation. When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen. For educators, student motivation is one of the pillars of a academic performance.

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Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

With Mobile Learning and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom". Top 15 Sites and Apps for a Flipped Learning Answer Pad - The ultimate assessment tool for teachers to use w/ their mobile devices or browser to gauge student's learning. Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. Building Early Footprints by Tanya Avrith We want to encourage our students to begin to create and publish content at an early age.

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

Fractus Learning

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different – Sheninger, xi. Today’s schools are challenged with new demands of a global economy and with students who are more connected than ever before.

The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

This also provided a great opportunity to engage current staff members in the planning and implementation process.”. This was followed by: 2) increased student engagement; 3) project-based learning for student instruction; 4) personalized learning; and 5) intervention for struggling students.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. We need more focus on providing the room for experimentation and testing of ideas several times without students having to worry it will have high stakes on their grades, admission into college, and future. Students should have room for testing ideas without worrying about grades or harming their futures.” There will be a shift in focus from the teacher to the student.

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

I call it the partial flip - having augmented information available for tutorial or reinforcement and to spark student engagement. We''re not a 1:1 or total BYOD school.

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2012 Edublog Award Nominations


As a huge proponent of teaching students to produce positive digital footprints, George can point to his own blog as an example of what it means to contribute positively to the greater education community. Best Free Web Tool: Socrative We are launching iPads in limited settings in my school district, and our teachers were extremely excited when we introduced the Socrative student response platform to them. Great tool for promoting student engagement!