Parents want schools to teach and model safe use of mobile devices and want educators to inform them about apps that would be age and content appropriate for their children. Doesn’t this sound just like what the ISTE NETS promote?
"QR Codes are popping up everywhere. All that is needed is a "smart" device and students will be able to easily access anything from text, to pictures, to videos, or even websites. See how Amy Baldwin from St. Paul Lutheran schools has her students create QR codes along with some other ideas you can use in your classroom."
HISD officials are crafting a multimillion-dollar technology plan that would provide students with laptops to use in class and at home in an effort to modernize teaching and close the digital divide between rich and poor.
"At its worst, (districts) bring in a laptop or an iPad for every student, just using it to take notes. Don't spend $600 on a spiral notebook," Pitler said. "At its best, the computer changes the focus of learning from teacher-directed to student-centered."
Excellent overview video from a teacher who is implementing BYOD in his classroom! "We have heard a lot lately about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in schools, but will these be distracting toys or engaging tools for students. See how Gary Abud, a chemistry and physics teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School, has created a classroom culture where students are able to use their own cell phones, tablets, and laptops to connect and collaborate in ways they weren't able to before."