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Excellent Resources on BYOD for Teachers

Excellent Resources on BYOD for Teachers
Mobile technology is making explosive growth into our schools and classrooms.There is now a growing trend towards taking advantage of mobile devices to inspire learning and promote students engagement, but the problem is that school districts can not cover the costs of these devices and to provide every student with a gadget would be out of their affordability particularly with the shrinking budgets being allocated for high tech materials.However, several initiatives have been taken to counter this financial block facing the implementation of mobile technology in classroom and one of these initiatives is called BYOD ( Bring Your Own Device). BYOD is all about students bringing their Mobile gadgets from home ( like smartphones, tablets. laptops etc ) and use them for educational purposes inside the classroom. In this way students will be learning using the technology they are already familiar with and the shortage of mobile technology will be covered. 1- Getting Started with BYOD Related:  mlearningGames & BYOD

BYOT From EdFutures Models of ICT provision | Desktop provision | Mobile loan | 1:1 | BYOD | BYOT Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) refers to learners being able to bring any mobile computing device in to school and connect it to the school network, without having to register the device in advance. In practice this usually involves connecting the device to the internet via the school wifi connection. As yet we have failed to identify any schools in England that are adopting a BYOT (as opposed to BYOD) approach. BYOT Case Study -- New College, Swindon Find out more Analysis Related 'articles' Pearson Foundation (2012) Survey on Students and Tablets 2012. Random notes BYOT? BYOTchat ( is the home of USA twitter chat using the #BYOTchat hashtag. The BYOT Network ( is focussed on empowering students and teachers with their personal technology devices to improve opportunities for learning. Your Own Technology Survey

Does the Apple fall far from the tree? – Sharing one iPad among many users 2012 K-12 Horizon Report The 2012 Horizon Report identifies mobile devices and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in education within one year or less. The mobility of these devices, their almost instant accessibility, the ease with which the touch screens promote interaction and the huge range of educational apps available for very reasonable prices appeal to both teachers and students. Research has found that the use of iPads and other mobile devices in the classroom improves engagement, supports multiple ways to access the curriculum and enhances assessment practices (Government of Alberta, 3 October 2011). The flexibility of mobile devices is undeniable. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by flickingerbrad This scenario, of having one iPad shared among multiple users is likely to be far more common that the 1-1 scenario in most schools, as the technology is still relatively new, and education budgets grow increasingly tight. Logging in: Deployment:

15 Geat Teaching and Learning iPad Apps It is really amazing how popular the 15 iPad Skills Every Teacher Should Have has become. I never thought that it would grab as much attention to the point that it has been featured in some School district websites both here in Canada and the States . I am really glad you like it and as I said before I am working on the Android version of that article and I will get it published here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning as soon as it is ready. In this post, I am sharing with you a list of some great iPad apps to help you in your teaching and Learning.Check them out below and let us know what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Teacher Kit "TeacherKit is a personal organizer for the teacher. 2- Listo "Listo helps you keep grocery lists, todo lists or shopping lists that are there whenever and wherever you need them. 3- GoodNotes "GoodNotes lets you take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark-up PDFs and organize them on a beautiful bookshelf. 4- Teed 5- SyncSpace 6- Writepad 7- PDF PROvider

BYOD From EdFutures Models of ICT provision | Desktop provision | Mobile loan | 1:1 | BYOD | BYOT Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers learners being able bring any mobile computing device in to school and connect it to the school network, so long as they have registered the device in advance with the school. This usually involves registering the MAC address of the device with the school. The school restricts access to the network and manages which facilities the pupil/device can utilise. Find out more Analysis BYOD e-safety considerations Recent news articles strongly suggested that by banning students from bringing in their mobile phones, schools can dramatically reduce cyberbullying and raise pupil attainment. It has long been known that online behaviour tends to mirror offline behaviour, and that those pupils most at risk of abuse in the physical world tend to be so in the virtual world as well (UNESCO 2012). References Bandy, B 2012a Linked-in discussion Bandy, B 2012b Linked-in discussion

Web 2.0 Resources for BYOT Programs | A Teacher's Coda As my school district prepares to implement BYOT in the 2012-2013 school, I have collected Web 2.0 tools that students and faculty (grades 7-12) could use. Because of the sheer number of apps for mobile devices, I have not included any apps. Recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Leave a comment with your recommendations! Thank you!! Agriculture: “10 Best Mobile Agriculture Apps For 2012″ Art: Audio: Audacity (Audio editor and recorder)Cepstral Text to SpeechVocaroo (Online voice recording) Blogging: Business: Cloud Storage: Collaboration Tools: Collections of Resources: Communications: (Many uses communications, polling…) NEWCreateDebateGoSaopBoxGroupMe (Send one text message to a group)Make Beliefs Comic (Create a comic strip)Remind 101 (Send mass text messages to students)SkypeTodaysMeet (Create a temporary site to promote discussion)Voki (Create speaking Avatars) Flash Cards: Foreign Language: General Information on Education and Educational Technology: TED-Ed Lessons History: Music:

7 Outstanding Free Books for your iPad Below is a list of some excellent books for your iPad. I have curated this list over the last couple of months and I kept adding to it every time I stumble upon a resource somewhere online.I don't know if you like reading books on your iPad or not but let me tell you this: having at least a couple of titles installed on your iPad would really be of great help particularly in those moments when you are stuck somewhere and have nothing to do but waiting. Reading is a habit ( luckily a good one ) that we can ACQUIRE by force of habituation at least in the eyes of Skinnerian theory.The more you read , the fluent you get at reading and the more used your mind becomes to the act of reading. Check out these books I selected for you. All of them are free and require iBooks. Enjoy 1- The Student Guide to iPad The Student Guide to iPads & iOS 6 was written to help middle-school and high-school students become proficient with basic iPad operations to support learning. 4- Reference Guide for Students

Semaine de l’apprentissage nomade de l’UNESCO 2013 L’UNESCO lance la deuxième Semaine de l’apprentissage nomade (MLW). Elle se déroulera au Siège de l’Organisation, à Paris, du 18 au 22 février 2013. L’événement a pour objectif d’examiner la contribution particulière et substantielle de l’apprentissage mobile à la réalisation des objectifs de l’Éducation pour tous (EPT) :élargir l’accès à l’éducation, améliorer la qualité des enseignements et rehausser les niveaux d’égalité. La Semaine de l’apprentissage nomade 2013 se focalisera sur trois objectifs spécifiques de l’EPT car ils sont en rapport avec l’apprentissage mobile : La Semaine de l’apprentissage nomade 2013 comprendra les événements suivants : Colloque sur l’apprentissage mobile (entrée libre) - 18 et 19 février, Paris La conférence de deux jours est l’événement majeur de la MLW et comprendra des intervenants principaux, des démonstrations de contenus et de technologies mobiles ainsi que des sessions thématiques en groupes plus réduits.

Teach with Portals 4 Great Rubrics to Help you Select Educational Apps As iPads are increasingly infiltrating our educational systems the question of the pedagogical implications ensuing from the use of these mobile gadgets in the classroom come to the surface. Some do look at them as an added distraction and that learning can be more focused without students having access to them during the class. Traditionalists do advocate this view and are , in fact, against the " over-digitization " of education. To these people I say what John Dewy once said " If we teach today as we thought yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow ". I am strongly in favor of the use of mobile gadgetry for educational purposes. I am talking here specifically about iPad. 1- BVLS iPad App Evaluation Form Click Here to download it. 2- iPad App Evaluation Guiding Question Click Here to download it. 3- Mobile Application Selection Rubric Click Here to download it. 4- Critical Evaluation of Content-based iPad/iPod App Click Here to download it.

Five reasons why QR and AR won’t take off on the London Underground This is Sartre. This is me scratching an itch. Although there are plenty of statistics that suggest people have scanned QR codes out and about, used Blippar watching television and Aurasma whilst reading their sportsday match programmes, I’m a bit of a sceptic. Virgin’s provision of free WiFi on the London Underground, the service notably being free to use on Vodafone and EE, has led many to ponder how this will impact on marketing and advertising in the subterranean rat race. Some have claimed augmented reality (AR) will start to take off as the technology matures along with marketers, and there’s a signal to enable web content for QR codes/ RFID and the like. However, unless scanning is heavily incentivised, I’m of the opinion there are at least five reasons why this isn’t going to be heavily adopted, and you can agree or disagree in our comments section below. Mobiles are used by travellers to get rid of subjectivity Let’s start with a philosophical one. Network restrictions are annoying

Top 10 Sites for Educational Games There's no denying the appeal that online games have on kids. While this might come w/ a negative stigma there are a lot of online educational games that can be found to not only enhance the joy of learning but strengthen skill sets as well. That being said I've decided to create a list of my favorite educational gaming sites on the web. Top 10 Sites for Educational Games Funbrain - One of the most popular educational gaming sites around. Not only does this site cover a variety of subjects, it caters to K-8th graders, and has nice teacher resources as well.Game Classroom - Excellent, safe, teacher approved, state standard aligned games for grades K-6.

5 Reasons The iPad Will Stay The King of the Classroom The following piece is by the amazingly talented Adam Webster, Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching at a secondary school in Surrey, England. He writes for both the Edudemic Magazine and his blog ‘ Cageless Thinking ‘ (worth bookmarking). This article originally appeared on Cageless Thinking and was cross-posted with Adam’s permission. 1. It’s not a laptop The biggest and most oft-heard criticism of the iPad usually revolves around it not behaving like a desktop PC or laptop. The fact that it isn’t a laptop, to me, is its greatest attribute: The SAMR model suggests that there are 4 degrees of sophistication for using technology in education: As you can see from the diagram (created using Paper by Fifty Three) the most sophisticated levels involve ‘Transformation’. I believe that the iPad makes transformation far more possible, indeed likely, than a laptop. 2. 3. Yes, Apple devices are more expensive than most other devices. 4. 5.

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