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8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom. What Is Problem-Based Learning?

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom

By TeachThought Staff What is problem-based learning? One definition, if we want to start simple, is learning that is based around a problem. That is, the development, analysis, and thinking towards a problem drives student learning forward. What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom? Mobile devices are more prevalent in K–12 classrooms than ever.

What's the Future for Mobile Devices in the Classroom?

A new survey on mobile learning from Project Tomorrow shows that today's schools are relying increasingly on students having experience with devices like smartphones and tablets to engage in modern curriculum. Project Tomorrow's 12th annual Speak Up Research Project surveyed teachers and students at more than 8,000 schools and 2,600 school districts to gain insight on how these devices are affecting education.

The results were adapted into a report and an infographic. Key findings from the survey include: Express 10.17 - Six Ways to Drive a Successful BYOD Initiative. Six Ways to Drive a Successful BYOD Initiative Eric Sheninger Let's face it—the various devices that our students use daily are an important part of their lives.

Express 10.17 - Six Ways to Drive a Successful BYOD Initiative

Instead of viewing smartphones, tablets, or other technology as a distraction on campus, how can we use these technological tools to provide real learning opportunities during the school day? With increased Wi-Fi access in many districts across the country, even the most reluctant teachers are starting to see the benefits of creating Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. But such programs need proper planning and support. The overall goal of any BYOD initiative should be to support and enhance student learning.

Before rushing into a BYOD initiative, however, you need to make sure that all students have equal access to mobile devices. Taking full advantage of mobile learning technology requires careful planning. Infrastructure. ASCD Express, Vol. 10, No. 17. BYOD.

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BYOD. BYOD Is Shortest Path To Student-Centered Learning. By its very nature, BYOD is authentic.

BYOD Is Shortest Path To Student-Centered Learning

As students bring their own devices—and with them, their own apps, accounts, and tech-use patterns—what is is naturally revealed, for better or for worse. With the mounting (and completely logical) demand for better technology in classrooms, BYOD is one response to that pressure. Why? BYOD gives students a chance. The Thinking Behind BYOD “Digital natives” or not, technology dropped into the laps of students in schools isn’t always as accessible as it might be.

BYOD provides students not just with a device, but apps–and thus pathways–to solve problems. Unfamiliar software. Unfamiliar hardware. While the best teachers mitigate this ahead of time by supplying log-ins, double-checking passwords, pairing students, offering screenshots, modeling the process on a projector, this is a tremendous waste of what many districts call “instructional time,” and what students call “school.” BYOD, on paper, solves a significant part of this issue. They trained teachers. 6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom. A few years ago, I decided to incorporate mobile devices into my lesson plans.

6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom

While the content still remains the focus of my teaching, I think technology can enhance learning at every point in a lesson. As an early BYOD ("Bring Your Own Device") adopter in my school, I have seen increased learning outcomes and test scores, not to mention that my students are now more engaged in learning activities. The current generation of students has grown up with technology and want to use it in every aspect of their daily lives — including school. They have an expectation that the same technology they use at home will be available at school too. Thanks to the mass consumerization of technology, students are now some of the most enthusiastic and savvy users of state-of-the-art mobile computing devices.

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom. A colleague of mine in the department of computer science at Dartmouth recently sent an e-mail to all of us on the faculty.

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

The subject line read: “Ban computers in the classroom?” The note that followed was one sentence long: “I finally saw the light today and propose we ban the use of laptops in class.” While the sentiment in my colleague’s e-mail was familiar, the source was surprising: it came from someone teaching a programming class, where computers are absolutely integral to learning and teaching.

Surprise turned to something approaching shock when, in successive e-mails, I saw that his opinion was shared by many others in the department. Byod. Social Media and Posting Information Online - Privacy In Saskatchewan Schools. The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) You've got every device under the sun in front of you.

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I've used with my students or successfully tested. Formative Assessment Socrative: My all-time favorite app for formative assessment runs on everything. Screencasting and Capturing What Happens in Class If you're going to share and interact with your students in the electronic and physical spaces (as you should), you must learn how to screencast. Screencastomatic: This is my go-to app. Content-Sharing Platforms Your school is bricks and clicks. Sophia: Nudged along by my friend Todd Nesloney, I use Sophia for my computer applications instruction and am very pleased with the results.Haiku Learning: This is the full content management system that I'm trying to get our school to adopt. There are many other apps like Moodle, Canvas, and Coursesites.

Byod guide revised 2012-09-05.