Mobile Education/Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) can help schools have more technology in the hands of students without the school having to take on the expenses of purchasing devices for every student. However, this may bring another set of issues if not done properly. The following information will provide some links and tools to help school leaders decide the best route for their situation. Teachers will find links to resources for BYOD lesson planning and videos of BYOD classrooms.


BYOD in Education

Resources for Implementing BYOD[edit]

School Systems Utilizing BYOD[edit]

BYOD Lesson Ideas & Tools[edit]

  • Nearpod - This is a great tool to use when all students have a device. Nearpod is interactive presentations that teachers create and make their own and the students follow along on their own device. The teacher drives the lesson with the presentation.
  • QR Codes work well within lessons when students have their own devices. This podcast talks a little about utilizing QR codes. QR Codes in the Classroom
  • Intel Visual Ranking Tool - Teaching students to think critically can be difficult. The Visual Ranking Tool by Intel Education is great for getting students to think, collaborate, and reason. This tool is great for group work and it is totally FREE.[7]

Videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 7 Tips for Establishing a Successful BYOD Policy. (2012, May 17). CIO. Retrieved April 19, 2014, from http://www.cio.com/article/706560/7_Tips_for_Establishing_a_Successful_BYO
  2. 6 Steps for Increasing Student Access with BYOD. (n.d.). EdTech Magazine. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/03/6-steps-increasing-student-access-byod
  3. New Guide! Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know. (n.d.). Edutopia. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www.edutopia.org/mobile-devices-learning-resource-guide
  4. Stavert, B. (n.d.). BYOD Sand Pit. BYOD Sand Pit. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://byodsandpit.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/3/0/11303946/litrev_2013_final_2.pdf
  5. K12BluePrint. (2012). BYOD Readiness Checklist. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.k12blueprint.com/sites/default/files/BYOD-Readiness-Checklist-School-Districts.pdf
  6. Epson's New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors Deliver Powerful Connectivity for the BYOD and One-to-One Classroom. (n.d.). Newsroom Home. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://news.epson.com/news/epsons-new-ultra-short-throw-projectors-deliver-powerful-connectivity-for-the-byod-and-one-to-one-classroom
  7. Intel Education: Visual Ranking Tool. (n.d.). Intel. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/thinking-tools/visual-ranking.html
  8. 10 Unique Lesson Ideas for BYOD and BYOT - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - bring your own device, bring your own technology, BYOD, BYOT, cell phones for learning, ipads in the classroom, lesson, m-learning, mobile learning, texting in class. (n.d.). Getting Smart 10 Unique Lesson Ideas for BYOD and BYOT Comments. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://gettingsmart.com/2011/10/10-unique-lesson-ideas-for-byod-and-byot/
  9. 4 Powerful BYOD Apps For The Disconnected Classroom - Edudemic. (n.d.). Edudemic. Retrieved April 22, 2014, from http://www.edudemic.com/byod-apps-classroom/
  10. 30 Apps Perfect for BYOD. (November, 7, 2013). Edudemic. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.edudemic.com/byod-apps-symbaloo/