Students stepping into Courtney Daloia’s psychology class were already pulling out their phones to complete the poll she’d used to gauge students’ knowledge of course material. “And, I can pull up the course transcript to see who’s actually following along and award them participation points,” Daloia said after the students completed the anonymous survey.
I was fortunate to teach in a 1:1 laptop classroom for seven years. In my classes, students took daily notes on computers, did research, wrote essays, created various multimedia publications, and worked on collaborative projects. Yet I knew that if I wasn’t watching their screens, my students would at some point be doing something they …
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. “A device-agnostic …
Providing a device for every student doesn’t require a huge staff or an impossible amount of funding — and you don’t have to figure out everything before you’ve begun. But it does call for vision, planning and commitment, as these experts will attest.
EXCELLENT ARTICLE! Sums up many of the best practices I've read about over the past couple of years, and the wisdom comes from leaders who have lived it.
A great management tip for school or class sets of iPads, tablets, and iPods is to number each device. Setting the lock screen wallpaper to an image with each device's number will make it easy to identify devices.
In grad school, I was one of dozens of TAs for a 1,000-student freshman lecture course. One morning, as I sat parked amidst the undergrads—a move, it was explained, that maintained order throughout the otherwise-anarchic auditorium—I noticed the student in front of me had her laptop open but was not...
In addition to allowing mobile tech in college classrooms, how much better off would these students be if they were learning to manage personal technology in the classroom in K-12?
One of my favorite iPad apps, Book Creator has been released for Android. I made a list of some favorite educational iPad apps that are also available for Android, including the new-to-Android Book Creator.
Great list of apps that have iOS and Android versions. Updated as the author finds out about more apps. Great for BYOD classrooms!