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20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools

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. By allowing students to bring in their own devices for learning–rather than insisting that they learn both content and device in school–there is an important opportunity to connect with not just their personal lives, but their natural way of doing things.” But when you allow students to bring in hundreds of unique devices into a formerly closed technology setting, chaos can result–which is where, unfortunately, policy can be necessary. 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.

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Secrets of Lost Empires by Dennis Gaffney The trebuchet was one of the most devastating weapons of the Middle Ages. During medieval sieges, this destruction machine crushed castle walls. Using trial and error, medieval engineers adjusted the trebuchet to make sure its missile hit the castle wall—and destroyed it. NOVA's science game, "Destroy the Castle," is very much like the real thing. 10 Tips for A Successful One-to-One Classroom By Samantha Cleaver Each morning, when Laura Rahn’s class of fourth grade students entered their classroom at Mountainview Elementary School in Loudoun County, VA, they got their laptops from the charging station, completed their daily math fluency practice, and checked EdModo for the day’s instructions. The laptops “didn’t replace me or become the full instruction for the day,” says Rahn, “they were an additional learning tool.” If your school has yet to implement a laptop program like Rahn’s, it may be on the horizon. More and more classrooms are going one-to-one, says Bob Berry, vice president of business development with Troxell Communications, as districts invest in web-based learning platforms and devices.

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. Mobile Learning Series How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools. Continue Reading Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks. From finding flights to discovering new music, here are 13 ways to hack Google. Ever since the Internet's dozens of Web crawlers (AltaVista, anyone?) were whittled down to a single alpha engine, pinpointing your online destination has been a relative breeze. But it turns out even Google can be juiced up with a few simple tricks. We were inspired by a thread on Quora sharing tips to make searches work better. The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) You've got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I've used with my students or successfully tested. Formative Assessment

TechnologyResources - Bring Your Own Device Classroom Management Ideas: 1. Determine preferred location of the devices when not in use. 2. Show students how to appropriately access the Wi-Fi in the building. See your Library Media Specialist or Tech Integration Specialist for details. Mobile Learning Resources - Best Practices Using Mobile Learning Devices for University Level and Professional DevelopmentMobile Learning Design and Approaches - Best PracticesEducation 2.0 vs. Education 3.0 - We have been educated in a 1.0 education model, we are teaching in a 2.0 model but our students are living in a 3.0 model.The Padagogy Wheel V2.0 Awesome Poster on Bloom's Revised TaxonomyViewing Mobile Learning from a Pedagogical Perspective Source: Accredited-Online-College.orgMaking The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching25 Examples of Mobile TeachingThe 20 Best Blogs About Mobile LearningThe Survival Guide for Teaching with Mobile Devices5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)Mobile Instructional Design Principles for Adult LearnersAs the Web Goes Mobile, Colleges Fail to Keep UpColleges that have put some effort into mobile have taken one of three paths. Some buy applications from Blackboard, the educational-software and technology giant.

25 Best Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics Today’s article is dedicated to all those users who’s looking for some of the best Online tools to Create Infographics. So must try this opinion piece covered by us. We all know that visual representation speaks more than words written on paper and slideshow. 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

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