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Finding Success with Bring Your Own Device

ISTE IT Director Chuck Dinsfriend shares tips for finding success with BYOD programs.

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Is BYOD the precursor to the open source desktop?

Users are taking control, and there's no stopping them from bringing their own network-connected devices to the office. Today, every phone, every e-book reader, every tablet is a gateway to a world of networked computing.
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BYOD to school - Mississauga

BYOD to school - MississaugaPeel Region's 140000 public school students are being encouraged to bring their smartphones, iPads, tablets and laptop computers to class in what the board calls its "21st-century" learning plan.

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Bring your own

There has been a lot of discussion recently about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in schools. There are two camps forming.

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The Innovative Educator: Cell Phones, A Life Line in Hard Economic ...

The Innovative Educator: Cell Phones, A Life Line in Hard Economic ... | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
While the fact that not all students have access to the same technology is sometimes used as an excuse for banning students from the ability to use their own devices in school, the reality is that in many cases students from low income families are adding tools like cell phones to their list of necessities. While educators never want to exclude, equal access is not a valid argument against students using their own technology for learning. Instead, this must be managed, just like we manage when we don't have enough textbooks or supplies for each student.
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Tech Transformation: Engaged -v- entertained

Tech Transformation: Engaged -v- entertained | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
Do we ban smartphones and devices such as iTouches or iPads in schools? Do we see them as merely providing our students with entertainment? Or do we see them as powerful educational tools and use them to engage ...
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Tomorrow's Tech in Today's Schools: Classroom Management Models of BYOD

Tomorrow's Tech in Today's Schools: Classroom Management Models of BYOD | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it

"If you are practicing BYOD at your school, it is important to be familiar with all 4 of the models [of BYOD]"


Via Jeremy Angoff
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How to Secure a BYOD-Friendly Network

How to Secure a BYOD-Friendly Network | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
Virtualization, firewalls and other strategically used technologies can protect the school network from the threats student-owned devices might harbor.
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Making the Case for Student Controlled Devices

Making the Case for Student Controlled Devices | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
It's time to let go of the notion that we need to maximize our control of student behavior. It's time to realize that we cannot and should not dictate the manner in which students learn. One area where the desire for control is clearly manifested is our use of technology in school.
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School district adopts staff and student relations policy - Waynesville Daily Guide

School district adopts staff and student relations policy - Waynesville Daily Guide | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it

School district adopts staff and student relations policy. The district went further to lay out the rules concerning electronic communication between students and staff members using cell phones and other electronic...

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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: Library space in a BYOT school

SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: Library space in a BYOT school | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it

Now, with the advent of BYOT, we are no longer tied to the library as THE space where students can access computers during the day. So what is the best use of the library space?

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Students Have the Technology. It's Time We Let Them Use It.

Students Have the Technology. It's Time We Let Them Use It. | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
Use these tips to bring student devices into the secure IT fold.
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Researcher Studies Effects of Technology in Schools | KOMU.com | Columbia, MO |

Researcher Studies Effects of Technology in Schools | KOMU.com | Columbia, MO | | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
A researcher at Missouri State University is launching a new study aimed at helping schools understand the pros and cons of technology in the classroom. That includes the range of laptops, tablets and phones that students use these days.
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HP Blogs - How to manage BYOD in your school without compromi... - The HP Blog Hub

HP Blogs - How to manage BYOD in your school without compromi... - The HP Blog Hub | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it

Includes a link to the white paper: Bring Your Own Mobile Devices to School:

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BYOD, A Memo from a Principal

BYOD, A Memo from a Principal | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
I would like to illustrate a number of things regarding BYOD (bring your own devices). I travelled the school in the last two weeks and talked to students about our rights, responsibilities and privileges regarding technology use ...
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Using Student-Owned Devices in the Classroom: A Presentation

Using Student-Owned Devices in the Classroom: A Presentation | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it

This post features a newly-designed presentation for this ‘convention season’ on using student-owned devices in the classroom. I have taken some of the concerns raised by Dr. Gary S. Stager in a blog post responding to an ISTE Learning and Leading debate. This presentation focuses on debunking these perspectives with examples and evidence drawn from my own experiences in using Student Owned Devices in the classroom.

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Ten advantages of BYOT v. 1:1

Ten advantages of BYOT v. 1:1 | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
While 1:1 initiatives blossom across the nation, the BYOT movement seems to be gaining some momentum, especially in progressive minded yet cash-strapped districts who do not see reality in a traditional 1:1 model. Here are 10 advantages to BYOT models:
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Making the Case for Student Controlled Devices - iPads in Education | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities

Making the Case for Student Controlled Devices - iPads in Education | Citizenship Education in Schools and Communities | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
One of the benefits of getting older is that you can reflect back on a time when things were done differently...
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Confessions of a Jesuit School CIO: 1:1 BYOT -- Pulling the Trigger on the next generation of Choice

Confessions of a Jesuit School CIO: 1:1 BYOT -- Pulling the Trigger on the next generation of Choice | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
A #BYOT journey=>Confessions of a Jesuit School CIO: 1:1 BYOT -- Pulling the Trigger on the next genera...
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Why Your School Should Consider a BYOD Initiative

Why Your School Should Consider a BYOD Initiative | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
Fulfilling students’ digital expectations and increasing their participation in classroom activities are just two of the benefits that schools with “bring your own device” programs are reaping.
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BYOT | Mal Lee

BYOT | Mal Lee | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it

The trend line is very much suggesting that in time every school in the developed world will use some form of ‘bring your own technology’ (BYOT) school resourcing.

It is not a question of if but when your school will make the move.

The BYOT ‘tsunami’ is rapidly coming over the horizon.

BYOT is shaping as a profound educational development with immense potential that will in time assist fundamentally change the nature of schooling, teaching, school resourcing and school’s educational relationship with their homes.

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From Distraction to Engagement: Wireless Devices in the Classroom ...

From Distraction to Engagement: Wireless Devices in the Classroom ... | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
Wireless devices in the classroom threaten to distract student attention but also offer opportunities for student engagement. Faculty use different methods to reduce in-class distractions, up to mandating no use of wireless ...
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Using Student-Owned Devices in the Classroom: A Presentation

Using Student-Owned Devices in the Classroom: A Presentation | BYOT @ School | Scoop.it
This post features a newly-designed presentation for this ‘convention season’ on using student-owned devices in the classroom. I have taken some of the concerns raised by Dr. Gary S. Stager in a blog post responding to an ISTE Learning and Leading debate. This presentation focuses on debunking these perspectives with examples and evidence drawn from my own experiences in using Student Owned Devices in the classroom.
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Building an Effective School BYOD Plan

Schools are needing increasing amounts of expensive educational technology at a time when budgets are shrinking.
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