Bring your own device the trend for back-to-school. By the end of 2014, all 640,000 students in Los Angeles public schools will have an iPad, courtesy of the Los Angeles school board and its $30 million iPad order with Apple.
In the United Kingdom, parents in many state-run schools (the UK’s version of our public schools) are being told they must buy or rent iPads for their children. In Canada, we have a hodgepodge of the two, with some schools and school boards finding money in their budgets to equip classrooms with tablet computers, whether they’re Apple, Samsung or one of a growing number of choices. And in schools where parents can afford it, the practice of ‘bring your own device’ – BYOD – has shifted from the corporate world to the classroom.
“It’s very much a changing scene,” said Peter Vogel, an award-winning physics and information and communications technology teacher and head of ICT at Notre Dame regional secondary school. “I’m wondering if in five years we will see desktops at all in our schools. Remind 101 Quizlet. 20 BYOT Resources By Category. 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. General Overview, Best Practices. Byod tesol 2013. Safe and simple blogs for your students.
My List: A Collection on "BYOD" (byot,byod,bring,your,own,device,technology) Assessment and Rubrics. Transforming Trends: A Journey into the World of BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) by Shelly Terrell on Prezi. Mobile Learning Implementation Resources. BYOT: The hidden messages. I have been very fortunate to see Bring Your Own Technology — BYOT — in action in schools in various countries, with learners of various economic backgrounds.
While teaching in the U.S., Germany, Greece, Slovenia and Croatia, I used BYOT to teach my learners with technology when little to no technology was available to us. I have integrated BYOT with learners from the ages of 4 to 80 who came from various economic situations. BYOT integration worked effectively with all these groups. BYOT worked so well in each of these cases for four reasons: we planned/prepared, were flexible, had an open discussion with students and did not tie ourselves to one platform or Internet access. The problem with integrating most technology is that schools and teachers rely too much on Internet access. Here are a few of the activities I do with students that do not require “a class” Internet connection: Commercial ads: Students often create short video commercials in groups. The hidden messages: Mobile Learning. Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Tips & Resources Ebook. 15 Offline Activities with an iPad.
Moving Activities with Mobiles Croatia & Slovania. Offline Activities with a Mobile Device. Mobile Learning: 50+ Resources & Tips. I believe mobile devices will transform education. This is why I created a free ebook, Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips & Resources with helpful tips and several resources to help support this trend. One reason is because mobile devices are designed in a way that forces the teacher to give control to the learner. When we equip a classroom with iPads, iPods, small tablets, or cellphones the learning is literally put in the hands of the students. The teacher has to facilitate and walk around the room to manage the learning.
Below are a list of 50+ Mobile Learning resources & growing! Mobile Learning Free Ebooks Mobile Learning Posts/Presentations I’ve Given Mobile Learning LiveBinder of Resources Mobile Learning Mindmap of Implementation This mindmap is full of case studies, schools, teachers, free ebooks, and more to show real examples of mobile learning at its best. BYOT: No Internet Access, No Problem. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 Part of the Mobile Learning Series!
“The principle goal of education in schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” ~ Jean Piaget I have been traveling throughout Slovenia and Croatia for the past month training teachers in integrating Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) effectively with their classes. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to teach various classes of teens throughout the two countries to show teachers how BYOT works.
For the days I was teaching the students, these schools lifted their policies and allowed the students to use their devices as a way of getting technology in the schools. 10 Offline Activities with Mobile Devices One problem with integrating most technology is that schools and teachers rely too much on Internet access. Commercial Ads- students often create short video commercials in groups. 3 Steps to Safely Bringing Your Own Devices (BYOD)
Building an Effective School BYOD Plan. Examples BYOD policies.