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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

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

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

A Pedagogical Framework For Digital Tools As a consequence of society’s digitization it becomes increasingly important to use technology in education, in primary as well as in secondary education. Students must achieve a number of digital literacies and competences that can enable them to succeed in a world where digital tools are a natural part of everyday life. In order to ensure that students acquire the necessary digital literacies and competences, and to ensure that they can critically think, it is important that they are presented with a range of digital tools and gain an understanding of the tools’ capabilities. This places high demands on the teacher. As a teacher it can be difficult to keep up with the new digital opportunities, and it can be hard to assess which digital tools students should be presented to, and in which contexts it is appropriate to use them in education. The framework is based on a distinction between a monological , a dialogical , and a polyphonic form of teaching. The monological form of teaching

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

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

Une application libre de visioconférence conçue pour les profs À l'ère des MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) et de l'éducation en ligne, posséder une bonne plateforme de visioconférence est essentiel. Il existe déjà des applications gratuites répondant à ces besoins. Par exemple, le « hangout » de Google + fonctionne très bien. est une application de visioconférence à code ouvert qui se veut simple à utiliser et offre toute la flexibilité nécessaire pour les enseignants et les apprenants. Du côté des utilisateurs, BigBlueButton exige 2 Gigaoctets de mémoire vive au minimum et un processeur de 2 GHZ et plus. L'installation effectuée et le serveur prêt, les enseignants auront de quoi s'amuser. L'avantage de BigBlueButton est son code ouvert qui autorise le développement de fonctionnalités supplémentaires. Voilà donc une application gratuite et à code ouvert de visioconférence fortement recommandée aux enseignants et formateurs. Des tutoriels vidéos sont disponibles sur le site et l'on peut aussi s'inscrire à une session de démonstration en direct .

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.

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.

iTunes U–The Next Big Learning Management System? As a former iTunes U administrator for my institution I was skeptical about the idea that Apple was opening up the iTunes U interface to any teacher who wanted to upload their content into to share with students. In my experience, it took months of legal wrangling, careful attention to Apple’s demanding specifications for content and design, and lots of hoop jumping before we got our content online. Given that background I was very wary of what it might mean for teachers to have to take the time to do all of the legwork needed to get their content into the system. The ease of access to the system and the recent speculation on the Epic 2020 website that iTunes would someday become the dominant informal education platform in the world prompted me to take a closer look at the interface and its potential for current teacher use and future world domination. Getting Started with iTunes U for Educators Step 1: If you don’t already have an Apple ID, you will need to get one.

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

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.

A Roadmap For Successful Education App Development 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner 8.34K Views 0 Likes There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts. 9 iPad Tutorials Teachers should not Miss This is the last post on iPad for this year. I have recently published several guides on the use of iPad in education starting with the best educational iPad apps for teachers and concluding with these tutorials and a soon to be released eBook that will be comprehensive enough to include everything we have covered about iPad so far. If you are an Android user and wondering why I don't talk about Android as much as I do about iPad , I recommend that you subscribe to my second blog Teacher's Mobile Technology to stay updated about educational Android tips and apps. Below is a set of great tutorials on the use of iPad.