20 BYOT Resources By Category Whether you call it BYOT or BYOD (technology vs device), it’s clear that as people become more attached to their mobile devices and as mobile devices become more customized and an extension of their owners, more schools and employers are permitting and even encouraging students and employees to bring their own devices to work. Devices may include laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. As a result, many educators are scrambling to get a handle on the issues surrounding the “bring your own device” trend. Resources abound on this topic, and some are offered below. General Overview, Best Practices Bring Your Own Devices Best Practices Guide: A Practical Guide for Implementing BYOD Programs at Your Organization This 16-page white paper, provided by Good Technology, offers dozens of questions to consider for organizations considering a BYOD program along with real best practices case studies. YouTube video, Best Practices for Implementing a Bring Your Own Device Program Security Case Studies
How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom Having a BYOD classroom can be a great way to bring technology into your classroom when you might not otherwise have it. You’re letting your students use technology that they’re likely quite familiar with, and both teachers and parents agree that students are much more engaged when they’re using technology. But implementing a BYOD classroom can also be an absolute nightmare if you don’t plan well. So how can you implement a BYOD classroom without pulling your hair out and wasting more time than you have in the first place? Set Realistic Expectations Before you go through implementing BYOD, you need to clearly think through what you expect out of the program. That said, the former is not impossible by any stretch, it is just going to require a lot more planning, patience, and managing your expectations of what the task will involve. Plan Thoroughly Even the seemingly best laid plans can set you up for failure if you don’t think them through. Universality is Best
Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage Research | News Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents of young children, girls, and students who are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational potential of such devices. The report, "Living and Learning with Mobile Devices: What Parents Think About Mobile Devices for Early Childhood and K-12 Learning," is based on a survey of parents with children aged three to 18 about their attitudes regarding portable and mobile devices as they relate to a range of learning benefits. For the purposes of the survey, mobile devices were defined as "wireless handheld devices that use Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G to connect to the Internet, many of which use an operating system such as iOS, Windows, or Android, and can run various types of apps." Portable devices include laptops, notebooks, netbooks, and ultrabooks.
20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps We have now been Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for three years, and boy, do the students bring it. They bring it all! We have iPads, Surface, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below. Note Taking If students can't find, review, and access their notes or pictures of the board, their mobile note-taking system is useless. Microsoft OneNote In my opinion, the most robust single note-taking app is Microsoft OneNote because it looks just like a traditional notebook. Evernote Evernote is a multiplatform app, but you cannot edit simultaneously. The premium version searches handwritten text so that photos of the board or your notes can actually be found later. eBooks With ebooks as the current battleground of education technology, students should know how to find and download ebooks and PDFs on Kindle, iBooks, and Kobo. Writing Traditional Essay Writing Collaborative Writing Moving Between Platforms Blogging Cloud Sync
BYOD Pilot Readying for Takeoff | Fusion Finds We are preparing to pilot a BYOD Program here at our High School. It is our goal to facilitate the implementation of 1:1 access for our students. This should allow teachers and students to use technology on a full time basis, more ubiquitously, since they won’t have to rely on access to class sets netbooks or laptops, or access to a lab. It will make the use of technology more transparent and authentic. Research has shown that one-to-one programs that bring technology into the classroom: increase student engagementcomplement project-based activitieshelp increase the quality and quantity of students’ writingpromote the interpersonal and teamwork skills required for collaborative workallow teachers to more easily monitor students’ mastery and application of skills and conceptslead to higher overall interaction with classroom material from students A committee has been researching, discussing and planning the project for several months now. This is just a pilot program this school year.
Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) Classes Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Tips & Resources Ebook Android: exercices sous formes d'étiquettes à déplacer 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.
Open Badges Community Building an Effective School BYOD Plan Top 10 Apps in an Established 1:1 iPad School The Stephen Perse Foundation has had a 1:1 iPad programme running for two years now. Whilst there are many subject specific apps utilised for learning, it is interesting to note how the top 10 apps are all multipurpose. The list below also includes an indication of how workflow is developing for the school and how an app is chosen when and where it is appropriate. For more information about how we are using the iPads as a tool for learning please visit SPFlearning.com Explain Everything Simply the most versatile education app available. Socrative 1.0 and 2.0 Socrative is a very simple and effective assessment tool that can be used during any part of the learning process. iMovie iMovie has always been a favourite with students, but it is interesting to see how it has developed as an educational tool. iTunes U iTunes U is often referred to as our learning platform. Showbie Showbie allows you to assign, collect and review student work. Edmodo Notability Keynote Book Creator Pages Like this:
Are You Ready for BYOD? Infrastructure | In Print Are You Ready for BYOD? The do's and don'ts of beefing up your wireless network to handle the bring-your-own-device movement. When students and staff returned to school in the Jordan School District (UT) after the 2011 Christmas break, Ron Bird could see that the number of devices on the wireless network had jumped by several hundred compared to pre-vacation levels. "I figured that was just whatever Mom and Dad bought kids for Christmas," says Bird, the district's network and technical services manager. Nevertheless, Bird and his colleagues felt like they were prepared. Bird's experience in Jordan comes as no surprise to Philip Wegner, president of SecurEdge Networks in Charlotte, NC, which specializes in developing wireless networks for the K-12 sector. Many districts around the country face the same issues Jordan did as they launch their own BYOD initiatives. T.H.E. Little by Little Hanover Public School District, Hanover, PADavid Fry, technology coordinator
Badges at Penn State - portfolio Wondering what badges are? Wondering what's happening with badges at Penn State? Read on! (My thanks to Ken Layng of ITS Training Services for much of the information provided here.) What are "Badges"? Badges are like digital extensions to an identity. What are "Open" Badges? Open Badges is a project initiated by Mozilla to create a framework for badge infrastructure. Here is an example of a simplified badge process. Someone issues me a badge. What are the Potential Benefits to Penn State? Enhance Digital Identity Badges enhance one's digital identity and reputation. Enable Global Perspectives Badges allow one to share their skill set with the world. Transfer learning across spaces and contexts: Skills are made more portable across jobs, learning environments and places through badges.Build community and social capital: Badges help learners find peers or mentors with similar interests. Better Instruction Badges tap into some basic learning psychological principles for the learner.