Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

Neo LMS

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. Even tablet users still need a table to put their toys on it right? So, what are your thoughts on BYOD?

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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. One thing we quickly realized is that our students owned and brought a diversity of devices to school including smartphones, iTouches, iPads, laptops, and other tablet devices (Kindles, Nooks, Playbooks, etc.). How do you manage your BYOD program if you have one at your school?

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

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. Top 10 BYOD concerns: 1. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

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

Neo LMS

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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The Device Conundrum - 1:1 vs BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

As we continue to advance in the digital age schools and districts are beginning to re-think pedagogy and learning environments by instituting either 1:1 device programs or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. Probably the most significant impact, either 1:1 or BYOD can have is in the area of teaching digital responsibility, citizenship, and the creation of positive footprints online. I am extremely interested to hear what others think about 1:1 vs. BYOD in schools.

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Chrome Can: Chrome-based Tablet for the Classroom

Dr. Shannon Doak

This tablet is a ChromeOS based tablet. I was excited to trial a Chrome-based tablet to see how it measured up to the iPad. First, I have enjoyed learning the user interface of ChromeOS in tablet mode. It works very much like other tablets. There are a few things I think this tablet does better than the iPad. If you are looking for a tablet, in the classroom, the Tx1 might just be the tablet for you.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In the last week’s post I promised to address exactly 10 BYOD concerns that keep schools reluctant to allowing students to use their mobile devices in the classroom. However, here’s a refresher of the previous post and the five BYOD concerns that are already put on the table: BYOD deepens the digital divide; BYOD will distract students; BYOD encourages students to cheat; Students might forget to bring/charge their devices; Parents may need to pay more for BYOD.

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BYOD in the Classroom: Necessary or Nice?

MiddleWeb

Articles BYOD Bring Your Own Device laptops learning Matt Renwick smart phones tabletsHow can we judge the effectiveness of students bringing their own electronic devices to class? Matt Renwick's checklist looks at whether devices meet all students' needs, how they are involved in choosing devices, and whether they're able to collaborate in class and beyond.

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6 steps to a successful BYOD program

eSchool News

Bring-your-own-device and one-to-one laptop/tablet implementations on K-12 campuses usually sound simply enough in theory—but they can actually be quite complex. Lenny Schad, chief technology information office at Houston Independent School District (HISD), has spearheaded a number of successful BYOD rollouts, and frequently distills advice to struggling districts. Next page: Forget what you knew about BYOD. Bring your own device programs are evolving.

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FETC 2015 Kicks Off With a BYOD Bang

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Game-based Learning Hardware Leadership Management Mobility Notebooks Online Learning Policies STEM Tablets Frank Smith A game-based learning event, executive summit and hands-on sessions are highlights of the opening day of the conference.

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The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is sponsored by XP-Pen , manufacturers of a range of drawing tablets for artists, students, and other creative professionals. The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom. One such company is XP-Pen and their series of tablets.

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

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MobyMax: Tablet + help differentiating instruction

iLearn Technology

What it is: MobyMax is more than just a tablet, it is a complete system that helps you identify areas of strength and weakness that your students might have through placement testing, progress monitoring, assessments, and IEP reporting; has practice for kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics, fact fluency, number sense, reading, language, literature skills, informational skills, writing, vocabulary, and state test prep. The MobyMax tablet is $69!!

Managing Student Devices in K-12

Kajeet

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.

Ideas for Establishing & Revising Your School or District's BYOD Policies

The 21st Century Principal

A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy is a necessity in a 21st century school. Our school district recently updated our Bring Your Own Device Policy and Procedures ( Newton-Conover City Schools BYOD Policy ). This year, our BYOD policy expanded to include all our schools, but it is primarily just middle and high schools that are actually utilizing it. Some of the most pronounced changes in our BYOD update included the following: Change in the definition of devices.

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Got Charge? Inside My BYOD Charging Lockers

The Daring Librarian

Last year I mentioned at the bottom of my Amazon Echo blog post that I was trying something NEW in our library, a BYOD Charging station. Until one kid had a beef with another and a tablet left on it's own over many class periods went missing. byod charging devices gwyneth jones lockers lockncharge mobile snapchat station the daring librarian touchboardsUsing The Magic Words "Pilot Test!"

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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. [.].

New Student Discovery Sets for Tablets from LOC

NeverEndingSearch

If your school has a tablet or 1:1 or BYOD program, this is a perfect way to leverage those small screens to enhance inquiry learning across the curriculum. The Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets allow learners to get up close and personal with primary sources on their individual tablets. A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first six Student Discovery Sets published by the Library of Congress.

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

Good Apps vs Very Good Apps

Education with Technology

Android App BYOD cell phone ipad MLearning Mobile device Mobile learning School tablet Learn Mlearning mobile mobile device Tablet Good mobile learning practice apps facilitate and transform learning. Mobile learning activities can increase students’ time on task. In a classroom, a teacher calls on one student after another but no student is active all the time; only those who are called on are active.

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Chrome Can: Google Assistant Built In!

Dr. Shannon Doak

When the Tx1 tablet by CTL got the update it was automatically enabled and I was then given the option about how I wanted to interact with it. BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Innovation InTECHgration Idea My ThoughtsWith the rollout of Chrome OS 72, the Google Assistant has made its way onto most Chromebooks.

iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

eSchool News

Devices like iPads or Android-based tablets have become must-haves in many districts as school officials look to create “anytime-anywhere” learning environments not restricted by the four walls of a traditional classroom. Keys to Successful Mobile Learning McClatchy Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News blended learning byod elearning ipads one-to-one snow days How students still complete assignments on off-days at one district thanks to their iPads.

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Implementing Mobile Device Management: What Matters Most [Download]

Edsurge

Whether you're managing one BYOD classroom or a district-wide implementation of tablets, mobile device management was created to make administrators' lives easier.

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Chrome Can: Drawing and Painting on a Chromebook

Dr. Shannon Doak

To ensure that I was able to test the full capability of the app with the touchscreen interface, I used the CTL Tx1 Tablet for my testing. Android BYOD Chrome Can Chromebooks Creation Creativity InnovationI am a hobby artist and enjoy painting using various media. However, back in 2006, I discovered an awesome painting application that I downloaded onto my Sony VAIO. It was called ArtRage (see examples below). I loved it so much I ended up purchasing it.

6 Reasons Why You Should Use 6 Laptops in Your Classroom

The Innovative Educator

Moreover, lots of schools are not budging on their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, preventing students from bringing their own technology devices to school such as their phones, ipods, tablets, e-readers and laptops. BYOD / BYOT project based learning Guest post by Bradley Lands | Cross posted at The Landscape of Learning The 1:1 student to computer ratio initiative is a great goal for schools to have.

Animoby: Animated Learning for Anybody

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

For those of you looking for a whiteboard video creation tool to use on any tablet, check out Animoby. 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

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

The Innovative Educator

With the recent release of News Corp’s Amplify Tablet , the discussion of ed-specific verses student-specific devices has come to the forefront. What about schools that invite students to bring your own device (BYOD)? BYOD / BYOT Some argue for ed-specific devices: a sort of all-in-one reply to education technology needs.

It is Time For Schools to Seriously Consider BYOT

A Principal's Reflections

Not only do many have access, but also older children possess their own devices (cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.). BYOD BYOT Change Innovation Opinion educational technology This piece is cross-posted at the Huffington Post. As we continue to move even further into the 21 st Century, technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, I see this firsthand with my son, who is in first grade.

#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.

5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators

The Innovative Educator

If using tablet devices it may be something like “facedown” meaning devices should be placed facedown on desks. 1:1 BYOD / BYOT A version of this post originally appeared in Partners in Learning 1:1 Hot Topics Chatting with friends, playing games, cheating, cruising YouTube. These are just some of the behaviors educators fear will become a reality in technology-rich classrooms.unless they incorporate updated classroom management practices.

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

Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

Mobile Learning Experience 2013 will also address other devices like laptops, Chromebooks, and Android tablets. BYOD BYOT Mobile Learning Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. It''s the third year of this fantastic conference. If you''d like to get a feel for 2012''s conference, then check out the Mobile 2012 Program and Mobile 2012 Speakers'' Resource Wiki.

5 Ways to Accelerate your Digital Curriculum

Brilliant or Insane

If you have computers in your classroom, periodically use laptops or tablets or, better still, teach in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment, you have a digital curriculum. Brilliant or Insane. You may not refer to your lessons and activities as a digital curriculum, but using technology for teaching and learning means you are going digital. As this infograpic, by SoftChalk Cloud, […].

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