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BYOD School Tells Students, "Buy a Calculator Because You Can Cheat with Your iPads!"

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Can you believe this? 

 

My daughter goes to a 20th century school that mistakingly thinks it embraces 21st century learning simply because it allows students to bring their own device. This is particularly frustrating to me since I speak on this very subject at schools and conferences around the country. 

 

"Daddy, I need to buy a scientific calculator for math class!" I respond, "Oh sweetie, you're so cute. No one with a brand new iPad mini needs to buy a physical calculator any more. Just tell me what functions you need it to do and I'll help you find the right app." To which she says, "No. We're not allowed to use our iPads or phones. The teacher says we can cheat that way by texting, IMing, or emailing answers to each other." *facepalm*

 

I would like to crowdsource here and ask for comments as to how to best deliver my email to this school's academic director.

 

Thanks in advance!


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Seriously? It's amazing to me that this wasn't considered in the equation when the school went to BYOD....crazy!

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's comment, May 7, 2013 10:56 PM
totally disagree! teach them to source information from wherever - where does 'cheating' actually fit these days? Isn't crowd sourcing your answer a good strategy - just like you're doing?!?!?
Leslie Kelsey's comment, May 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The teacher could think about creating an assignment that involves much more than crunching numbers, and requires analysis, hypothesis proposal and other key scientific research skills that make using a Sci Calculator out of date - the whole notion of cheating is outdated.
Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:32 PM

Bizarre rationality after adopting a poilcy!

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The new Google for Education Certified Trainer Program

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7 Surprising Things That Every Parent Should Know About Minecraft - Codakid

7 Surprising Things That Every Parent Should Know About Minecraft - Codakid | Digging on the Digital: Libraries, iPads & Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Since its release, Minecraft has captured the hearts and minds of a generation. Boasting over 100 million users all over the globe, Minecraft is now the third best selling game of all time behind Tetris and Wii Sports, and the game continues to sell 10,000 units per day with no sign of deceleration. Yes, there have been best-selling games before, but most parents are beginning to realize that Minecraft feels different. Minecraft is more than a game – it’s an alternate universe, a cultural scene, a coding platform, and tinkerer’s paradise. For both the well-versed parent as well as the uninitiated it is inevitable that Minecraft will cross your path. Here are seven surprising things that every parent should know about the game that is taking the world by storm.

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16 Student Feedback Tools Tutorials via @rmbyrne

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, August 17, 10:15 AM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Learn how to clean and organize your inbox using email filters in Gmail. · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyJeffrey Bradbury

Learn how to clean and organize your inbox using email filters in Gmail. · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyJeffrey Bradbury | Digging on the Digital: Libraries, iPads & Learning Technology | Scoop.it
In this video, learn how to use filters to clean and organize your inbox.
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How to Easily Turn YouTube Videos Into GIFs

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Useful tool.
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GIF makes fun!

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New - Pearltrees Education: the power of the whole Internet for your school

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iPad Tricks You Probably Don’t Know

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Tired of your iOS battery cratering early in the day? Need to dictate an email to a staff member? Looking for an iPad app to meet a specific student need? Take your iPad use to the next level with these quick tips.

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Get Your Students Coding With These 20 iPad Apps

Get Your Students Coding With These 20 iPad Apps | Digging on the Digital: Libraries, iPads & Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Do you have iPads in your classroom? Are you getting some this year? 

I have been doing a lot of traveling these past couple months. I attended
the ISTE conference and gave a couple poster sessions. I also
delivered professional development in my own district and a week long class
in Arizona. One topic that is getting left behind in all this technology is
coding. The Hour of Code has given a great boost to the awareness of
programming, but I just read that an article recently that stated 9

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Nick Urban's curator insight, July 17, 2015 3:50 PM

I really love this article that discusses the use of iPads and coding in the classroom to not only gain knowledge in how to code, but also in learning the content of the course. Coding offers a great way for students to become dynamic and fluid in their learning and also being exposed to one of the largest growth industries in the world. As everything becomes more digital there becomes a greater need for coders and designers. Thus, this allows students to see the power of coding and creates a great interest field in a new way of life.

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LibriVox Offers Tons of Free Public Domain Audiobooks to Use with Students

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Paper Update Makes Diagraming Easy

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Paper by FiftyThree is a great drawing app that just got better. Now, you can easily create flow diagrams, org charts, axis lines and wireframes.

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OMG, my favourite drawing tool just got even better!

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7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom

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Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision t …

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Google’s new Handwriting app can read your chicken scratch and turn it into text

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Google released Handwriting Input, a keyboard plugin that allows users to use finger or pen to write text by hand.

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Spiridou Despina's curator insight, April 16, 2015 3:20 AM

Δοκιμάστε το !

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 17, 2015 10:01 AM

Here we go! Maybe I'll finally give up pen and paper for good.

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Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

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Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles...

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Jerry Johnson's curator insight, March 27, 2015 8:30 AM

Interesting seeing that Google is already doing some of this. 

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WeAreTeachers: 60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom

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pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 3, 8:24 PM

Great list - so, so graphics - too much like Comic Sans!

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When Words Fail in Movies

What does silence say? A video essay by Filmscalpel. More at http://fandor.com/keyframe

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Digital Citizenship Explained for Teachers via @medkh9

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 25, 10:00 AM
Excellent visual for Digital Citizenship. Every classroom should have one of these!
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A guide for teachers on Digital Citizenship. #ucdsb #media
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Five Things Education Technology Could Learn from Pokémon Go

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Ok, I have a confession. Last Thursday, I became yet another Pokémon Go-related statistic when I fell into a hole while walking around my…

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How to Get Started with Google’s Free Nik Plugins for Photography by Kannon Yamada

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by Kannon Yamada

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Top 4 Teacher Apps for Reading eBooks on iPad

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Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, October 23, 2015 3:57 PM

Great option when using OER and other complimentary eBook content!!

Alison Wiebenga's curator insight, October 24, 2015 9:46 PM

Not everyone has a computer, or an ipad, or a kindle, but almost everyone has a phone of some kind.  These apps provide access to free books.  What more can one ask for?  My students don't always have a way to get to the library, but they can download free books on their phones.

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iPads in the Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask | Edudemic

iPads in the Classroom: The Right Questions You Should Ask | Edudemic | Digging on the Digital: Libraries, iPads & Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Before you make an investment of finances & time to introducing iPads, consider these questions to ensure this technology is right for your purpose.

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Always ask the questions first!

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Casey Anley's curator insight, July 27, 2015 4:51 AM

Asking the right questions about BYODs! 

RESENTICE's curator insight, July 27, 2015 11:09 AM

Les bonnes questions à se poser avant d'acquérir des tablettes.

Un IPAD ou toute autre technologie de ce type demande un certain investissement financier. Avant de décider du choix d'un appareil spécifique à destination des élèves, il est nécessaire de prendre en considération vos objectifs pédagogiques à long-terme. Il sera alors temps de vous poser des questions sur l'utilité de ces équipements et si l'achat vous semble pertinent , il conviendra de réfléchir en amont aux usages que vous pourrez en faire dans un cadre pédagogique.

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7 Essential Apps for Academics and Research Students

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Imelda Elliott's curator insight, July 18, 2015 2:49 AM

Interesting apps. Hard to know if it is worht paying for some.

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 1:27 PM

Apps for education

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3 Things Digital Classrooms Really Need


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Three VITAL things a digital classroom needs, and none of them are actually the technology. Great.

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Free Clip Art & Images - Millions of Royalty Free Images | Clker

Free Clip Art & Images - Millions of Royalty Free Images | Clker | Digging on the Digital: Libraries, iPads & Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Clker.com provides hundreds of thousands of free clip art & vector images that you can download or embed anywhere at no cost. The best in free images.

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Well, this is exciting....!

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{diy} Tuesday - Recharge Station For All Of Your Devices

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  With the recent addition of more electronic devices to the household, the recharge cables were starting to get a little out of control I'd pinned this cord organizing idea and knew that it w...

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I love this idea....

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 6, 2015 1:58 PM

Such a cute idea! My NEXT project for the Library!

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‘Why I quit Apple’ — what it’s really like to work for Apple

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I’VE just escaped the Apple institution. I’ve sent in my resignation, and fled down its bright white corridors curated by crass colourful pictures of iPhones past. I handed in my security pass and in return I was able to re-claim my creativity, individuality and free thinking from the secure Apple cloak room. For the first time in two years I feel light, creative and inspired.
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This no surprise to me at all....and this is the technology and the company that many educational instiutions are betting on to "take" them somewhere in the future.  It's a worry....

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