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As my school district prepares to implement BYOT in the 2012-2013 school, I have collected Web 2.0 tools that students and faculty (grades 7-12) could use. Because of the sheer number of apps for mobile devices, I have not included any apps. Recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Leave a comment with your recommendations! Thank you!!
Whether you call it BYOT or BYOD (technology vs device), it’s clear that as people become more attached to their mobile devices and as mobile devices become more customized and an extension of their owners, more schools and employers are permitting and even encouraging students and employees to bring their own devices to work. Devices may include laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. As a result, many educators are scrambling to get a handle on the issues surrounding the “bring your own device” trend. Resources abound on this topic, and some are offered below.
BYOD isn’t a recommendation, it’s a realty. Everyone’s bought one and everyone uses one and everyone carries it around with them. When we organise a meeting or conference, we don’t send people an email telling them what device to bring, neither do we buy or lease a whole load of computers and hand them out.
Email Share October 18, 2011 - by Sarah Cargill 10 Email Share Bring your own device (BYOD) and bring your own technology (BYOT) policies are growing in education and the workplace.
The use of mobile devices by young people is surging, and schools that continue banning their students from using their own technology inside the school gates will be swamped, according to the authors of a new book on the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) model in schools. ‘The question is not whether the BYOT wave comes over schools, but how schools can ride that wave,’ says Mal Lee, co-author with Martin Levins of Bring Your Own Technology: The BYOT guide for schools and families , published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Bring Your Own Technology investigates the global trends, shows what BYOT looks like in a group of pathfinding schools in Australia and beyond, and provides key lessons for all schools, just as the BYOT wave is hitting. The Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update indicates the scale of that wave.
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Research Alberta Education conducts research into emerging technologies and best practices in classroom technology use. Its research findings are shared within the department and with school authorities, allowing for better decisions to be made on technology implementation and teaching practices. Recent research projects that Alberta Education was involved in include: Promising Practices in Rural Elementary Education : Alberta Education worked with researchers and four school authorities to examine promising practices in rural schools , focusing on such topics as integration of technology to expand opportunities; inclusion of diverse learners; student, parent and community engagement; and instructional, professional and leadership practices. Emerge One-to-One Laptop Learning: Alberta Education worked with 20 school jurisdictions to investigate best practices in student use of wireless technologies in the classroom environment.
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Our school is in the midst of piloting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) with students. I like the way we've done the pilot- we basically opened it up for students before creating an official policy. By doing this, we were able to see problems or issues come up naturally. Instead of trying to guess and overthink all the potential dangers, we just dove in and dealt with reality. If your school is moving in the BYOD direction, I highly recommend doing it this way.
Our school has embraced a Bring Your Own Technology/Device approach to enhancing the use of technology for our students and teachers. For the past two years we have had a soft or "organic" launch to this policy. For this coming fall, we officially launch our BYOD initiative. As we prepare for an anticipated surge in personal devices, there are some important details that needed to be addressed. I'll call them leadership implications. Leadership Implications of a BYOD policy
Apr 14 2012 ASB is a leader in the use of technology to enhance our students’ educational experiences. We believe that by using technology appropriately, students are more highly engaged in their own education, have increased opportunities to develop higher order thinking skills and are better prepared to participate in a world where technological fluency is essential.
This information is also available as a PDF document for easy printing. [Excerpt from Hoover High School Student Handbook] Bring Your Own Device Pilot - Student Policy Electronic Devices
This information is also available as a PDF document for easy printing. What is the BYOD program? A PILOT PROGRAM permitting students to bring their own Internet connected devices to school will begin Second Semester 2012. The length of this pilot program will depend on (1) the success of students adhering to the guidelines and policies for use of their own technology at school; and (2) success of adapting instruction and improving learning in the classroom.
School one-to-one programs are hardly new, but they're far from ubiquitous. Still, some of the earliest initiatives are now close to two decades old, offering valuable best practices for those striving to put a computing device in the hands of every student. But the financial realities of recent years, new cultural expectations of "anytime, anywhere" access to information and the rapid expansion of the mobile-device market have helped to set in motion a new revolution in educational technology: "bring your own device." Project Tomorrow data show that increasing numbers of students across all grade levels already have Internet-enabled mobile devices.
Guest post by - Pamela Livingston | Cross posted at 1:1 Schools The buzz in 1-to-1 right now is about BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - and it's not a fad and it's not going away. There's a convergence of factors causing it including: Hardware is diverse and at price points that are more affordable Schools are hyper budget conscious The "cloud" (previously called The Internet, the Web and the Information Superhighway) is ideal for core apps which are free or inexpensive with such as Google (although be sure to use GAFE ), and Zoho Parents are realizing that a digital device is necessary for learning Schools want to be sure students possess 21st Century skills But BYOD upsets apple carts right and left.