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Teachers Quick Guide to BYOD. BYOD is the catch phrase in the 2012 educational technology spheres.

Teachers Quick Guide to BYOD

This acronym stands for " Bring Your Own Device ", I am pretty sure you might have heard of this new trend because wherever you turn you hear people talking about embracing it.We have already written a detailed guide on everything teachers need to know about BYOD but today we came across this awesome infographic in Cool infographics that sheds more light on this new trend. Poll Everywhere Offers New Mobile Presenter Tools. mLearning Lesson Plans. Why Go BYOD ? 8inShare.

Why Go BYOD ?

How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools. Does your staff need Educational Technology training?

How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools

The K-12 Teachers Alliance can help you plan your in-service professional development at no additional cost. Regardless of your school’s cell phone policy, the reality in most schools is that students have phones in their pockets, purses, or hoodies. 10 Ways You Can Use Your Smartphone to Advance Science. Your iPhone is not living up to its full potential. Sure, everyone loves posting pictures of their cats to Instagram, and the new RadioLab app is awesome. But we're living in the future! Why not use those tiny computers we're all carrying around for something bigger, like helping advance knowledge in a way that would have been impossible just a few years ago? Scientists have started to use the abilities and prevalence of smartphones to their advantage, creating apps specifically for their studies and crowdsourcing observation and data collection.

When almost everyone has an Internet connection, a camera, and a GPS unit right in their phone, almost anyone can gather, organize, and submit data to help move a study along. 1. EBird, started by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, is the world’s largest (97,987,797 observations as of the morning of July 10, 2012) online database of bird observations. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don’t know what you’re looking at? 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Social Media and Cell Phones in the K12 Environment. 10 BYOT / BYOD Back to School Basics. - Schedule Email to be Sent Later Automatically.

Mobile Learning. 15 Amazing Facts about Texting Teachers and Students Should Know about. Texting is a ubiquitous word you almost hear everyday especially in schools.

15 Amazing Facts about Texting Teachers and Students Should Know about

Two days ago and as I finished explaining the instructions of the assignment my grade ten students a had to work on I was taken aback by one of girls surprised me with her daunting question to me . she said " Mr Med, can I have some free time when I finish my assignment first ? " and even though I told her that it is not a matter of who would finish the work first but what matter is understanding and doing it right, she nodded her head and went on " Yes, but being the first to finsih the assignment means that I understand it better ". I left it here for I did not want to engage with her on a discussion that would take us the rest of the period and rather asked her why she insisted on having some free time and only when I heard her answer then I knew where all that motivation and zeal to quickly finsih her assignment came from.

She wanted some free time to text. The story above is just the tip of the iceberg. Embracing the Cell Phone in the Classroom With Text Messaging Assignments. Over the last few weeks we’ve been interviewing college staff and faculty as part of our information gathering process while we are working through the development of a 3 year strategic technology plan.

Embracing the Cell Phone in the Classroom With Text Messaging Assignments

The other day one instructor passionately shared his perspective regarding how vital it is that we understand and embrace the world the student lives in and how they communicate. We frequently discuss how we can do the best job of communicating with students, yet at the same time we continue to ignore and bypass the use of texting, a communication technique that is a part of most American high school and college students’ daily lives. I spent some time this weekend investigating this idea on the web. What do teachers think about this? How about the student’s perspective? The importance and prevalence of text messaging is certainly undeniable.

Breaking News: Remind101 Launches the App! Ever wish you could send out a mass text to a group?

Breaking News: Remind101 Launches the App!

I started using remind101 when it first launched 7 months ago. I enjoy how simple and effective the site is to use. A friend of mine also uses remind101 and states, "The impact it's had on my students turning in assignments and the amount of time it has saved me is incredible. " Remind101. Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools. My husband and BFF, Kip, has been with me on the last leg of my trip to the amazingly incredible CUE conference in Palm Springs (NCTIES before that.)

Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools

We're now in Salt Lake City for a two hour layover and he's TRYING to read the latest Tom Clancy book. He is director of engineering of a manufacturing plant and has a genius mind for efficiency, managing people, AND making technology UNDERSTANDABLE to the average person. So, I asked him, "What is the most important point that you heard at the CUE conference? " Using Cell Phones to Support Student Engagement & Achievement in Speaking and Listening. Questions & Answers. Celly: Instant Group Text and Polls.