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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.

BYOT? Bring it on | An international forum for all schools seeking to make the best use of BYOT. iPad vs. BYOD | IPAD 4 SCHOOLS Yes, we are at the beginning of a revolution in Education. Yes, we have witnessed the world going mobile and yes, there is a variety of tools available to help us make learning mobile and personal. But… Most of the teachers around the world getting excited about this and offering advice (like me) are tech-savvy people. So… Until the vast majority of the teaching profession are aware of what opportunities students would have with one device over another (at least 5 years), the decision a school makes must guarantee simplicity for the non-technical majority. Why should it be iPad and not one of the others? The devices are all the same! have a camera;have a screen;can ‘Skype’access the Internetdo office-style documents So why iPad? I think I can answer that in pictures rather than words. Here is a major section of Apple’s App Store available through the iPad directly focused on the key learning areas, not available on any other system. Conclusion Future Oh and the Flash thing. Like this: Related

Building an Effective School BYOD Plan Secrets of Lost Empires | Medieval Siege | Destroy the Castle 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. stone ball weight sling length counterweight design distance from the castle whether to add wheels Build it right, and you will crush the wall. Build it wrong, though, and you may have to face some painful consequences. Special thanks to Jim and Fran Sammons for their help in designing "Destroy the Castle." Medieval Arms Race | NOVA Builds a Trebuchet | Life in a Castle Destroy the Castle | Resources | Transcript Medieval Siege | Pharaoh's Obelisk | Easter Island | Roman Bath | China Bridge | Site Map

Excellent Videos Explaining BYOD for Teachers and Students BYOD and/or BYOT are (a) trend that is making the news in different sectors including education. Bring Your Own Device/Technology is an initiative meant to increase students learning opportunities through technology. Given the importance of technology in today's learning and knowing that school districts do not always have the financial means to enable them to provide schools with the needed technology, some schools now are trying the BYOD strategy to compensate for this shortage of technology resources. However, BYOD is not only about students bringing their own technology to school, it is rather a structured process of teaching and learning through the mediation of digital devices. 1- Why BYOD 2- BYOD in the 21st century 3- BYOD classroom management 4- BYOD for students

First 5 Lessons Learned In Our First Year Of BYOT | BYOT or Bring Your Own Technology is off to a rousing start in our District and at the high school where I serve as a Campus Technology Integration Specialist. As the year winds to an end, I thought I would share some of the first lessons that were learned. You should know that our high school is large with over 160 teachers and 2500 students. Lesson 1 - Get administration on board! These folks are critical. Lesson 2 – Do Your Homework! Take some time and find out what’s already known about BYOT/BYOD! Lesson 3 – Form a campus BYOT Cadre! Invite faculty and staff from your campus to join the BYOT Cadre and build ownership in the process. Lesson 4 – Build a carefully considered BYOT Acceptable Use Policy! All stakeholders benefit from the creation of a well-designed BYOT/BYOD Acceptable Use Policy. Lesson 5 – Squash the idea that BYOT is ONLY project-based! There’s a misconception that BYOT implies classroom projects.

Code Kingdoms 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! 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: Cel.ly (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: Anki (Also has mobile apps)Cramberry (Also has mobile apps)Evernote Peek (Also has mobile apps)Quizlet (Also has mobile apps)StudyBlue (Also has mobile apps) Wiki:

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s multiplatform and robust, which makes it a great fit for our BYOD environment. It also works on top of Google Classroom, so I have all those features too, plus my grade book. Google Classroom: Teachers are moving in droves to Google Classroom. There are many other content-sharing platforms, like Moodle, Canvas, and CourseSites. Screencasting and Capturing What Happens in Class If you’re going to share and interact with your students in the electronic and physical spaces (as you should), you must learn how to screencast. In some exciting news, Apple has announced that iOS 11 (out later this year) will include screen recording capabilities and new screenshot features. Screencast-O-Matic: This is my go-to app. Cloud Syncing Dropbox: If you shoot video and need to get it onto your computer, Dropbox is essential. Expression Blogging Presentations

Teachers Quick Guide to BYOD BYOD is the catch phrase in the 2012 educational technology spheres. This acronym stands for " Bring Your Own Device ", I am pretty sure you might have heard of this new trend because wherever you turn you hear people talking about embracing it.We have already written a detailed guide on everything teachers need to know about BYOD but today we came across this awesome infographic in Cool infographics that sheds more light on this new trend. Have a look at it and share with us your suggestions.

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