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

Neo LMS

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 these pioneers have to be prepared for both success and failure.

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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. I invite you to check them out again. BYOD can lead to network overload.

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How to Address Digital Equity

techlearning

The Contorium for School Networking (CoSN) has developed some best practice strategies for schools looking to directly address the issues of digital equity. Below is an executive summary of the most recent update to its Digital Equity Initiative Toolkit.

New Survey Reveals How Much Time Kids Really Spend on Mobile Devices

Edsurge

kids live in a house with some form of a mobile device—and those smartphones and tablets are gobbling up a greater portion of kids' screen time than ever. That’s one of the key findings in a just-released Common Sense Media survey tracking media habits among children aged 0-8, which also found a narrowing but significant digital divide among lower-income households, and the first signs that virtual reality and internet-connected toys are finding their way into American homes.

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Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is set up as a "cell" with a unique name so that you can invite the people you want to join. It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it.

Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15

Connecting 2 the World

Mobile Technology is here to stay. Many of us may try to resist integrating mobile technology into our classrooms. However, the fact is that it is now a part of our students'' lives and it is something as teachers we need to think about whether we work in a traditional classroom or online. What are some ways in which mobile technology has changed the classroom? 1) Do you allow the use of mobile technology in your courses?

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Read part 1 , part 2 (about audio) , part 3 (about video) , and part 4 (about mobile tech in education). They self-organized readings and key points to examine.

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4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap. A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? Its thesis is that we’ll probably see urban areas that are economically growing now continue to do well, while a large chunk of America will stagnate or fall behind.

Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey

Digital Promise

You lower your hands to the ground and feel the texture of the rubber track against your fingertips. The referee stands to your left, ready to count down to the beginning of the race. We knew we wanted to help them visualize the journey ahead. Ready to Commit.

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools. Want to set your students up for real-world success?

3 Digital Tools To Keep Parents Up to Date

Ask a Tech Teacher

The best method to reach them is with a short, pithy message that’s informative and easy to access. DialMyCalls is a quick, intuitive approach to sending messages to large (or small) groups in exactly the way they are comfortable getting them: on their phones.

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Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

MindShift

The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have a mobile device — such as a tablet or smartphone. Mobile devices are now just as common as televisions in family homes. The growth of mobile is a dramatic change.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. They have to learn early.”.

Advancing Equity in Education Through Wifi

MIND Research Institute

What does equal access to high quality education look like? Students need online access to conduct research projects, use educational apps and access homework, while parents need to receive important communication from their school and teachers through the web.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Some kids come to log extra time on class projects.

Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

Gaggle Speaks

We were talking about how Gaggle and Common Sense Education could work together to draw attention to the need to teach Digital Citizenship and further protect students when they use school- or district-provided technology.

HOT QR Codes in the Classroom & Library

The Daring Librarian

Calvin Klein Jeans recently put up three billboards - 2 in NYC and 1 in LA - to promote the brand’s upcoming campaign for Winter 2010. A Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional or 2D bar code which can be interpreted by any mobile phone with camera capabilities.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all.

Are educational videos leaving low-income students behind?

The Hechinger Report

I tended to side with the latter when my daughter was in her preschool years because I was convinced that books and active play were superior. Let’s just assume that my daughter watched more videos in her early childhood than I care to admit.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? |

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? |

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What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

The newest wave of the Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight (also conducted in 2011 and 2013) shines a spotlight on the increasing presence that devices and media have in young kids’ lives. We dive in here to consider a few of the key findings and what they mean for teachers. For educators, the rise of mobile media in homes presents us with an important role to play for kids and families. Introduce digital citizenship skills early.

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

EdTechSandyK

Notes from TCEA 2012 Presentation by Eanes ISD Tech Group and Carl Hooker, Director of Instructional Technology, Eanes ISD Presentation posted at: edtech.eanesisd.net/tcea Research Behind BYOT 2011 Horizon Report K12 Edition - Published every year. Publicizes key trends and challenges and predictions for adoption educational technology. Support of the technologies we use are becoming more cloud based than server based. Also emails results to teacher.

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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. Walking the hallways between classes at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, I dodge students whose heads are turned down to glowing screens.

Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama!

The Daring Librarian

The Task: "You''ve moved to the upscale neighborhood of Mt. To fit in you better know who your neighbors are! During testing season we have a challenge to support student research with limited access to our computer labs and mobile labs.

Middle School Youth Research, Create, and Take Action to Affect Change

Educator Innovator

Take a beat from Castle Hill Middle School students, who are taking the reins to create change with a school-wide Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project. One tech-interested student wondered how he could build a skill set when his school and community didn’t have access to the same tools and instruction available in other areas. I’m learning to look at problems from multiple perspectives.” Look around you. Are there issues that need solving?

Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

Educator Innovator

The answer turns out to be a fresh vision of civic engagement and action for youth. Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. According to researcher Cathy J.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The great majority of these events are free to attend. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. Get ideas on how to participate!