Owning BYOD: Don’t Forget the PD AUSTIN, Texas — Sept. 23, 2014 — BeckTV, one of the United States’ premier design-build systems integrators, has provided design and integration services for a network operations center (NOC) expansion that enabled KSE Media Ventures to move operations for the Outdoor Channel, acquired by the company in 2013, to the KSE Media Ventures NOC in Centennial, Colorado. Completed on budget and within just three months, the project supported a seamless transition of the popular channel from Temecula, California, to its new home without any disruption to viewers’ experience of programming, promos, and advertising. “We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with BeckTV, and all the time we’ve spent working together is evident in the company’s understanding of our history, our philosophy, and our forward direction,” said Dave Zur, senior vice president of operations and engineering for KSE Media Ventures, as well as general manager of the KSE Media Ventures NOC.
50 resources for iPad use in the classroom The transition to the more extensive use of technology in classrooms across the West has resulted in the integration of bring your own device (BYOD) schemes, equipping students with netbooks and tablet computers, and lessons that use social media & online services. Gesture-based technology is on the rise; according to the latest NMC Horizon Report, gesture-based technological models will become more readily integrated as a method of learning within the next few years. The iPhone, iPad, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect technology are examples of these kinds of developments, and in particular, resources for Apple products in education are becoming widely available online. For teachers, some of which are just beginning to use tablets and mobile devices in class, these resources can be invaluable in promoting more interactive classrooms and understanding how best to use and control such products. Tutorials: 1.) iPads for learning: Getting started 2.) 3.) 50 iPad2 tips and tricks 6.)
The IKEA Effect of BYOT Many of us have ordered furniture or other items from IKEA and spent a weekend assembling those products to be proudly displayed as our handiwork. Earlier this year on National Public Radio, Shankar Vedantam, author of The Hidden Brain, reported a story in Research News entitled “Why You Love That IKEA Table, Even If It’s Crooked.” The basic premise of this research is that when we labor at something that we personally create, we value it more although it may have some imperfections. According to research by Mochon, Norton, and Ariely (2012), Building your own stuff boosts your feelings of pride and competence, and also signals to others that you are competent. This phenomenon is known as the IKEA Effect, and it has repercussions that could extend beyond the field of business marketing. As I listened to the broadcast, I reflected on the IKEA Effect’s possible implications for learning within the Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) classroom. Engagement Publishing Authenticity Personalizing
Lesson Planning with iPads | collaborated.org.uk Of fundamental importance is to be able to answer the question ‘What value are the iPads adding to learning?’ iPads are simply one tool, albeit a very powerful one, that needs to be used appropriately. Sticking them in as a bolt on “Do some research and produce me a keynote on….” is fundamentally missing the point of a device that strengths lie in its ability to capture information in video or photo formats, easily manipulate, combine, add and remove details. Fundamentally teachers no longer need to transfer information directly to their students. How might we structure a lesson? The important thing is to not to try to do too much. A challenge is then set to the students who will use a creative APP in order to show the solution Starting the lesson We need to know what our students know so a great way of starting are; Use Socrative to find out what they know using a quiz, that can be given at the start of the lesson and again at the end of the lesson.
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. 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. 4. 7 Tips for Establishing a Successful BYOD Policy – 5. 6. 7. 8. 10 Reasons To Consider BYOD In Education – This TeachThought article looks at 10 of the most common benefits of BYOD. 9. 10. 11. 10 Reasons BYOD is Impossible To Ignore – What is there to gain–or fear–from BYOD? 12. 13. 10 Components Of A Successful BYOD Implementation – Adapted from an article from Eric Sheninger 14. 15. 16. Schools That Have BYOD Programs 17. 18. 19. 20.
If tech is the answer, what's the question? - comment Last Updated:15 November, 2013Section:comment Schools can hurl money at the latest gadgets, but there is a huge difference between buying them and using them effectively More than a quarter of a million tablets and mobile devices have been bought by schools around the world so far this year. Technology is also a popular choice for pupil premium spending in the UK. Within this overall trend, actual take-up varies greatly by school and classroom. Others - very much at the cutting edge - are experimenting with “flipped classrooms”, where students take lessons on their own at home in the first instance, leaving more time in class for discussion and feedback. At the other end of the spectrum are the ostriches, heads in the sand, waiting for the technology storm to pass. Let’s start by asking this: if tablet computers are the answer, what is the question? It is, therefore, important to be sure of what the new technology will help you to achieve before you write a giant cheque for it.
11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own We’re putting together some research for some upcoming BYOT policy content, and in the course of doing so found many existing policies enlightening. For starters, it is clear that some districts were more open-minded entering their BYOT programs than others. Many “policies” (not included below) were really more of a set of rules and consequences for breaking the rules than they were a supporting framework for teachers and students. In the end, every situation is different. There is no single “right way” to implement a BYOT program, so we’ve included 11 widely varying policy styles below, with each authoring school or district named inline. Bowling Green High School “Bring Your Own Technology” (B.Y.O.T.) Responsible Use Guidelines Purpose: Bowling Green High School uses instructional technology as one way of enhancing our mission to teach the skills, knowledge and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. Device Types: Guidelines: Usage Charges: 1. 2. 3. 4.
QR Code Generator - Visualead How to Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools Does your staff need Educational Technology training? 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. Why not get these tools out in plain sight and use them for good and not evil? Here are some easy to use strategies to use cell phones in the classrooms. Proven teaching strategies to boost your students' happiness. A few suggestions.on classroom activities that involve performance for... We point out some knowledgeable educators who quickly can become your trusted... Here are a few suggestions on how to motivate students intrinsically. Reasons why a class may be less likely to pipe up and interact during a lesson... Why Use Cell Phones as Learning Tools Cell phones are different from a computer lab filled with computers or a cart of netbooks because the cell phone is personal technology.