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10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether It’s Worked Or Not)

10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether It’s Worked Or Not)
With budgets tight, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without having to shell out for a device for each student. A solution for many has been to make classes BYOD (short for “bring your own device”), which allows students to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and to use them in the classroom and share them with other students. It’s a promising idea, especially for schools that don’t have big tech budgets, but it has met with some criticism from those who don’t think that it’s a viable long-term or truly budget-conscious decision. Whether that’s the case is yet to be seen, but these stories of schools that have tried out BYOD programs seem to be largely positive, allowing educators and students to embrace technology in learning regardless of the limited resources they may have at hand. Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy This Florida college prep recently expanded its BYOD pilot program to include sixth through 12th grades.

iPads in Education- Examples from the Classroom Eight problems with Common Core Standards - The Answer Sheet Correction: The original post said incorrectly that the Common Core was written with no public dialogue or feedback from experienced educators. The post now says there was insufficient public dialogue and feedback from experienced educators. This was written by Marion Brady, veteran teacher, administrator, curriculum designer and author. By Marion Brady E.D. So it was probably in March of that year when, sitting at a dining room table in an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, my host — a Third grade teachers learn how to teach common core mathematics in Tennessee. I don’t remember what I said, but it was probably some version of what I’ve long taken for granted: Most people think that whatever they and the people they like happen to know, everybody else should be required to know. In education, of course, what it’s assumed that everybody should be required to know is called “the core.” It’s a bad idea. Two: The world changes. Five: The Common Core kills innovation. “Why a whole week?” | Tech Integration Ideas for Elementary Schools Former Flip Video Execs Launch Educational Video Platform Long before the buzz about the “flipped classroom,” there was buzz about the “Flip camera,” a low-cost but good-quality, easy-to-use video camera. Teachers and students loved it. But the company behind the camera, Pure Digital Technologies, was acquired by Cisco 2009 and production was halted in 2011. Today, two of the executives behind the Flip Camera are unveiling their latest venture, Knowmia, a collection of “crowdsourced video lessons.” All of this is a pretty familiar narrative in Silicon Valley: entrepreneurs found a startup that gets acquired; the company that buys the startup doesn’t simply absorb the technology or employees, but actually shuts their product(s) down; the entrepreneurs leave the company and found another startup in turn. On one hand, Knowmia’s founders Ariel Braunstein and Scott Kabat may be well positioned since the branding of their former company’s feature product coincides so neatly with one of the hottest trends in education right now.

Jennie Snyder, Ed.D. (POUSDSupt) Frontier Virtual High School In Pennsylvania Shuts Down After Failed Years The online charter school Frontier Virtual Charter High School promised students internship opportunities and language learning when it opened last year. Yet after the charter school failed this past year to provide students with basic learning tools like computers and Internet, the Pennsylvania Department of Education filed court documents to revoke the charter, Education Week reports. Students were also regularly truant or failing. So, when it became clear at the end of the school year that almost all of the school's 85 students were in need of a Hail Mary, Frontier's administrators -- and a handful of part-time replacement teachers -- cobbled together emergency "Save-My-Year" and "Credit Recovery" packets, according to the state documents. The school board voted unanimously to surrender the school's charter. This marks the first time the state has tried to pull the plug on a cyber charter, department spokesman Timothy Eller told Education Week.

Shamblesguru (shamblesguru) - Analysis of Learning with Mobile Learning 0 Comments June 28, 2012 By: Harry G. Tuttle Jun 27 Written by: 6/27/2012 4:11 PM ShareThis Use the following grid to analyze student learning based on how you will be, or are, using mobile learning. If you are planning for mobile learning, how can you modify your present plan to maximize learning with mobile learning? Harry Grover Tuttle teaches English and Spanish college courses at Onondaga Community College and blogs at Education with Technology. Alert to All Users of the Disqus commenting system: Because of a recent global security issue, the Disqus website recommends that all users change their Disqus passwords.

Elinda Gjondedaj (elindagjondedaj) Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools Big Ideas Digital Tools Flickr:Marygrove College Library Though educators are finding smart ways to integrate technology and learning, the road has been and continues to be challenging on multiple fronts. The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education, takes the birds-eye view and encapsulates some of the significant challenges that must still be addressed and offers the following assessment. Behind the challenges listed here is also a pervasive sense that local and organizational constraints are likely the most important factors in any decision to adopt — or not to adopt — a given technology. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Gathering data from research, as well as the expertise of an advisory board, the report also includes noted trends in emerging technologies and challenges and examines each criteria in detail. Related Explore: CoSN, ISTE, NMC Horizon Report