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Tech - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

The children and media research community has been buzzing with frustration at the viral circulation of Cris Rowan's Huffington Post column, "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12." The piece pretty well defines "hack-ademic" writing, in which an author throws lots of learned-sounding terms and citations at a lay reader, while obscuring misinterpretations and fuzzy logic. Here are 10 reasons why Rowan's column is flawed.

BYOD: The Latest Educational Scapegoat

For far too long now, I've been listening to people I respect make cases for why personal electronics are detrimental to learning. Full systems outlaw their use and make it extra challenging to engage kids with tools that they're using anyway, but not to their fullest potential. Why not work with what we have and teach them to use these devices to their greatest capacity?

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21st Century Technology Integration

Cool tools, tips and ideas for the 21st Century Classoom

5 Tools For The Device Agnostic Classroom

Selecting apps and planning projects in a BYOD can be a formidable endeavor. What device does Gavin have? Does this website work on Caroline's iPad? Is there a comparable collage or cartoon application on Hayden's device? "Device Agnostic" tools can alleviate the stress that is associated with student performance tasks in a BYOD.

Let Them Have Cell Phones

(Beth Fertig/WNYC) New York City's Department of Education officially bans students from bringing cell phones to school, but at one high school in Brooklyn the faculty has surrendered to the reality that their students have their phones and will sneak them out at any chance.

How to Make BYOD Work for Your Schools | eSchool News | eSchool News

Drawing from many successful BYOD deployments at K-12 schools and interviews with leading technology consultants and school administrators, this white paper explores the lessons learned and key building blocks of a universal learning environment.

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.

How Lewisville ISD manages multiple devices - simply and affordably | eSchool News | eSchool News

Using a program called Absolute Manage has helped the district streamline the deployment and management of thousands of PCs, Macs, and mobile devices The Lewisville Independent School District in Texas manages nearly 70,000 computers, laptops, and other mobile devices with a technology staff of fewer than 60 people.

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

This week I am thinking about BYOD resources. Even though we might be at the end of the school year, these sites have compiled some great tools, tips, tricks and more around BYOD for you research over the summer. Whether you've been doing BYOD for a number of years or just starting out there is something for everyone to learn.

BYOD: The "Rule", not the "Exception"

As schools and districts across the county are wrapping up the school year, they are also beginning to plan for the return in August. Part of that planning process involves the technological component (or lack thereof). 21st Century Learning includes both instructional best practices and the implementation of technology to enhance and supplement classroom learning.

- NetSupport School Extends Mobile and BYOD Classroom Management Capabilities

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.

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The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

If the promise of mobile technology in classrooms has been to equalize opportunities for all students through access to the internet, that potential has yet to be realized. National surveys consistently show that students in low-income schools are getting short-changed when it comes to using technology in school.

BYOD Implementation Lesson 5: Reviewing And Fixing Network Issues

Our series on BYOD implementation rolls on! Here's Part One, if you're just joining us. Today, we're going to focus on what comes after implementation. While B.Y.O.D. rollouts usually bring minimal disruption, even if there's a network upgrade involved, there are virtually always hiccups following implementation.




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BYOD in the 21st Century

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of this concept for education.