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Southern schools piloting Bring Your Own Device learning - The York Daily Record

Southern schools piloting Bring Your Own Device learning - The York Daily Record | BYOT, BYOD to School! | Scoop.it
York, PA -
Southern School District is launching a pilot program called Bring Your Own Device.
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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail? | BYOT, BYOD to School! | Scoop.it

From Mind/Shift

 

"Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school deemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours.

 

"But these days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It’s time to work.”


"Harvard professor Chris Dede has been working in the field of education technology for decades, and is astonished at how quickly mobile devices are penetrating in schools. “I’ve never seen technology moving faster than mobile learning,” said Dede, who teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 

"That’s not necessarily surprising, given that a staggering 80 percent of teens have cell phones. This penetration of mobile devices in the consumer market has also wrought what Dede describes as a “sea change” in the education landscape."


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Northeast Ohio schools welcome electronic devices to promote learning

Northeast Ohio schools welcome electronic devices to promote learning | BYOT, BYOD to School! | Scoop.it
Cellphones and other electronic devices, once banished to school lockers, are becoming part of classroom lessons in some area school districts.

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BYOT and one-to-one initiatives are literacy initiatives | The Accomplished Teacher

BYOT and one-to-one initiatives are literacy initiatives | The Accomplished Teacher | BYOT, BYOD to School! | Scoop.it

By Patrick Larkin

 

"As a school leader who recently sold my community on the importance of moving to a one-to-one environment where every student has access to a web-based device, I believe strongly that our students will be more literate than students in other schools who do not have access to web-enabled devices. A look at the world outside of our schools and the technological resources being accessed in so many professions that allow people to work “smarter” is a clear indication of the track that our students need to be on in order to be able to function in the “real world.”

 

The biggest stumbling block in schools even if we can get the devices is the proficiency level of the adults in the building in utilizing the technology resources effectively. This is not meant to be an indictment of educators, but it is a critical question that we all have to look at, assess, and then move forward. Technological tools/resources can assist educators in some of our biggest undertakings (i.e. common core standards integration, teacher evaluation, providing relevant professional development, etc.). However, because so many educators in schools are not comfortable with the most modern literacy skills we are not able to make better progress."


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Why tablets will beat laptops in 2012 | TechRepublic

Why tablets will beat laptops in 2012 | TechRepublic | BYOT, BYOD to School! | Scoop.it
I was one of those doubters who thought of tablets as nothing more than a gimmick.

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In BYOT It's the Y and O That Matters

In BYOT It's the Y and O That Matters | BYOT, BYOD to School! | Scoop.it

"It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear...It's like being between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to." Marilyn Ferguson

 

A few years ago, I stood in front of all of our fourth and fifth grade students in the school cafeteria and told them that I was allowing them to bring handheld games to school for inside recess when the weather does not allow us to go outside (Handheld Games in School). Although we typically get kids outside, sometimes the weather is bad and they need to have an inside recess.


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