Tag: BYOD

Flashback to 2008: Digital Footprints and Lutheran Education

I recently found myself re-reading something I wrote in 2008 for a Lutheran education publication in Australia – SchooLink: Shaping Digital Footprints A couple of takeaway quotes that still seem relevant today in 2017: “The current challenge for Lutheran education

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Introduction to Evernote for education

Main Function: Save and sync your digital life across all your devices Platforms: Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android (any way you can get on the web) Website: http://evernote.com Cost: free and premium ($5/month) Company Support: http://evernote.com/contact/support/kb Video Tutorials: https://evernote.com/video/ How

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Advice for a school new to BYOD

A dear friend at St. Peters Lutheran School in Blackwood, South Australia, asked for wisdom as they trial a BYOD program.  I can’t promise any wisdom here, but here’s my 5-minute attempt to hammer out my top 10 tips.  I’d

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Prensky and Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs

Bringing back a video from 2010 that’s relevant to teachers implementing a bring-your-own-device program in their classrooms. Marc Prensky and Stephen Heppell discuss the concept of turning nouns to verbs… In short, emphasize the “verbs” in your learning outcomes and

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1:1 iPads, AUPs, and Good Classroom Management

I recently had a request for advice from a school regarding implementing an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) in advance of a introducing a 1:1 iPad program in their middle school grades.  Here’s some of what I shared: During my years

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Listening to the culture: smart phones/tablets as the form factors of choice

Inside Higher Ed‘s Lev Gonick has posted his annual forecast – “The Year Ahead in IT, 2013”. In his post, Gonick lists and describes in great detail the 10 top trends impacting higher education in 2013.  His Trend #3 is

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A disarming distinction regarding digital tools and teachers

Digital Technology and Higher Order Skills from Ollie Bray tip thanks to Michael Walker

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New guide from edutopia… Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know

This is worth checking out for classroom teachers.  Edutopia, sponsored by Google Apps for Educators, has published a free, downloaded guide titled “Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know”.  Downloading requires free registration. I appreciate that the authors

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Simple student remote clickers: Socrative and InfuseLearning

For the past 18 months or so I’ve been encouraging the use of Socrative as a student response system in the classroom.  Though in a moment I’ll mention a new alternative to Socrative, I still highly recommend Socrative to teachers

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Best thing I read today, 31 July 2012: 10 Schools That Have Implemented BYOD

From Terry Heick at TeachThought: …these stories of schools that have tried out BYOD programs seem to be largely positive, allowing educators and students to embrace technology in learning regardless of the limited resources they may have at hand. Read

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