20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools. By Hope Mulholland, TeachThought Intern BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” approach.
Such an approach can save money, allow students to use their own devices, and encourage a student-centered approach to learning. Recently we explained that “digital natives or not, technology dropped into the laps of students in schools isn’t always as accessible as it might be. By allowing students to bring in their own devices for learning–rather than insisting that they learn both content and device in school–there is an important opportunity to connect with not just their personal lives, but their natural way of doing things.” But when you allow students to bring in hundreds of unique devices into a formerly closed technology setting, chaos can result–which is where, unfortunately, policy can be necessary.
Below is a list of 20 resources to help you get started with BYOD in your school or classroom. Articles about BYOD 1. 2. 3. Free public domain audiobooks. How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool. Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society.
Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites we’re not hip enough to know about, and by reading this blog, you’re interacting with social media at this very moment. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons. No Longer a Distraction Image via Flickr by Sean MacEntee When used carefully, social media can be a useful tool rather than a distraction. Education-based sites such as Edmodo, Edublog, and Kidblog provide alternative social media sites for posting status updates and announcements, blogging, and microblogging. Create a Class Facebook Group Facebook is known as a place to post status updates, announcements, photos, and video — all things that we likely use in our classes anyway. A Facebook group also creates a space for students to ask and answer questions. Start a Topical Twitter Feed. 7 Ways You Can Use Texting to Your Advantage in the Classroom.
Via Edudemic If you were to take a glance around a classroom in which no smartphone policy has been set, it would be easy to conclude that texting at school is nothing but a distraction.
Just look at all of those bent heads and rapidly moving thumbs! Take a look at the caliber of those texts — “wat r u doing l8er” — and it would also be easy to assume texting will one day bring about the end of literacy and analytical thought, if it hasn’t already. This may be true — and it may also not be. The studies in this area are even newer than texting itself, and results are mixed, with one study indicating that texting makes students worse in one academic area while another study finds the opposite.
Why Texting May Not Be As Bad As You Think It Is 1. Texting, just like conversational speech, is loose in structure and lacks any concern for the rules. Considered in this light, texting in itself is its own dialect. 2. What’s behind this? 3. The same goes for texting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Infografia55. Fantastic Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship Education in Your Classroom. Explore / BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Resource Page. 2014 Horizon Report, CoSNIn partnership with the New Media Consortium (NMC) and with the support of HP, CoSN produces the annual Horizon Report, which examines emerging technologies for their potential impacts on and uses in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within K-12 education.
What Teachers Need to Know about 1:1 vs. BYOD, Educational Technology and Mobile LearningBYOD and 1:1 are two popular trends in today's educational system. The common thing between these two trends is that they are both technology-induced, that is based on, applied to, and came about as a direct result of the wider uptake of digital technologies. Plataforma Proyecta. Plataforma Proyecta Posted in General on Mayo 12, 2013SPACE BY Antonio Monje Fernández.
Plan / Planning Guide. S BYOD Dream Tools: Free Tools that Work on ANY device! Other TeachersFirst Special Topics Collections This collection of reviewed tools from TeachersFirst includes apps that are available for FREE on iOS (iPad, iPhone), Android, and web devices.
Ideal for BYOD classrooms or 1:1 computer/tablet programs, these reviewed tools allow users to create and access projects using the same app, no matter what kind of device they have. This collection includes only "DATs" (device agnostic tools) that are FREE on all devices and offer free access with sufficient features to be useful without upgrading to a paid account. Whether you call it an "app" or a "web tool," a DAT allows you to access your projects from almost any device. Be sure to read the "Edge Features" list at the end of each review to know whether you need to create individual accounts, how products can be shared, and other tips on using these DATs safely and within school policies. Even the best DAT has slight differences in capabilities on different devices. (image credit: Jeremy Keith) Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) iMovie Project Resources - PTHS-BYOD Lesson Plan Integration Ideas IPADs.
Learn BYOD policy best practices from templates. When drafting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, you might be tempted to cut and paste from a template you find online.
However, BYOD policies aren't one size fits all. You should think of BYOD policy templates as the starting point for your creation process. These are four of my go-to BYOD policy templates that I think serve as good supplementary materials.White House Bring Your Own Device Toolkit: The White House has a rather complete BYOD toolkit online that was developed in support of federal agencies implementing a BYOD program. Highlights of the toolkit include case studies and example policies. Building an Effective School BYOD Plan. Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:On Board with BYOD.