What We’ll Cover Today... Our Digital Learners MLP12C ICT Context and Strategy What is BYOD? BYOD vs. BYOT BYOD Case Studies / Examples MLP12C’s BYOD iPad Journey Why the iPad? Teaching & Learning w/ the iPad What We’ve Learntrjacquez.com
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday,we rob our children of tomorrow.”John DeweyInteresting Quote...As we just saw the We need to as educatorsnature of how kids and schools in generallearn, the notion of not base how we wantthem being able to to teach tomorrow bypersonalise their reflecting on the pastlearning, is certainly 150 years of teaching inbeginning to drive how this country.we teach these kids
#1 Indicator that drives student learning?In the words of It’s all about good teaching/Metallica - teaching practiceNothing elsematters But for this to occur, we need toIt’s about change not only understand the kids weand adaptability. teach better.Adapting to thetechnology.We ask kids to do it daily, why not Good Teaching
Shift needsto occur. “What’s the worst thing about school?”We have toadvocate We need tochange and personalisegive students learningvoice. Technology is a large part of this. “It gets in the way of my learning” teacherlove.org
“Everybody is a I mentionedgenius. But if you this quotejudge a fish by to my year 10 classits ability to climb severala tree, it will live weeks ago... and,its whole life beingbelieving that it is the... ... that theystupid.” are...Albert Einstein The Lorax / allclassical.org
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Todays students will know nothing less thanthe technology available to them. ‘For most’, itwill always be available. Anywhere. Anytime. And, as move for wards, technology will continue to play an even larger part in their lives. We are now at the point where student rely n on their technology. And it’s not a matter of them being addicted to the technology, they’re addicted to sharing, collaborating, socializing through mobile technology and social media use
Today’s Learners are;- More self-directed- Better equipped to capture information- More reliant on feedback from peers- More inclined to collaborate- More orientated to being their own‘modes of production’ Education Trends | Featured News John K. Waters—13 December 2011 snott.nett
We’re now beginning to see a greater influx of 1:1 computing in schoolsThis being predominately tablet & netbook devices
Manor Lakes P-12 College: Context- Opened: 2009 (440 students)- Currently: 1500 (1 Campus)- Projected: 2500 (Largest Single Campus College in Vic).- Apple Pilot School- Current ICT Deployment: Approx. 1000 devices (iMacs,MacBooks, iPads)
1:1 ICT Deployment 2009 1:1 MacBook Program - Year 7 (Leased Finance Model) 2010 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 7 & 8 (Leased Finance Model) 2011 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 7, 8 and 9 (Leased Finance Model) 1:1 iPad Program - Year 6 (School Owned Model) 2012 1:1 iPad Program - Prep (School Owned Model) 1:1 iPad Program - Year 6 and 7 (BYOD) 1:1 MacBook Program - Years 8 and 9 (Leased Finance Model)1:1 MacBook Pro Program - Year 10 (School Owned Model: NSSCF)
Our 3 Year Plan What: In 2011, developed an ICT Strategy Document for our CollegeWhy: Detailed where MLP12C will head in relation to technology deployment over the next three years.In a nutshell, we are aiming for a higher inclusion of BYOD (Apple Technology) The BYOD model will affect, by the end of 2014, all P-2 students and all 6-8 students. Approx. 800 students. Grand Plan... BYOD P-8 (Mobile Technology)...
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An Intro to BYOD Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to technology models where students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning.A personally owned device is ‘any’ technology brought into the school and owned by a student (or the student’s family)... http://education.alberta.ca/admin/technology/research.aspx
BYOD or BYOTDefinitions vary, however, generally BYOD refers to students bringing technology that is of the same ilk, meaning, all Apple devices for example, or all iPads, or all Netbooks. BYOT refers more generally to all types oftechnology, no matter the style, platform, OS, etc... byotnetwork.com
BYOD Is... Already happening. Students using their mobile devices to collaborate, share, learn, enhance, and extend. securedgenetworks.com
BYOD Is... About diminishing the home-school divide.
BYOD Is... About TRUST! Through using personal devices, there needs to be a common understanding of trust and clear expectations set.
BYOD Is... Open communication, collaboration, and support. This is anywhere, anytime learning...
BYOD Is... Empowering parents and guardians to assist their children in a tech rich world. blog.nextoffice.com.au
BYOD Is... Learning and teaching in a world that is networked and connected. jeffzelaya.com
BYOD Is... About success. Allowing students to demonstrate what learning they do outside of school, in school.
BYOD Is... No longer about 1:1, We are now seeing 1:Many
Good Fit For Your Setting ? BYOD may not fit every setting... There are obvious pro’s and con’s for these models that schools and colleges need to carefully consider... A few of these are; - Families responsible for costings - Cannot lock down what is installed - Fully self managed - Malware / Virus Risks - No add on costs. i.e. insurance - Affordability - All students have 24/7 access - Network / Wireless capabilities - Devices are personalized, therefore a - Inappropriate Content loaded on devices greater responsibility is undertaken - Liability for damages - school? student?- Promotes self independence and learning Can you think of more? For either?
Case Study #1Hanover Public School System, U.S.One of the, if not the, first school district to trial BYOD/BYOT. http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/56155476@N08/566
Case Study #1 Hanover Public School System, U.S. “Hanover Public School District is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. We are piloting a new policy which will aid in this goal. Students and staff will now be able to access our wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, etc) during the school day. With classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the internet and collaborate with other students. Many schools across the nation are implementing Bring Your Own Device policies for their students and staff. By allowing students to use theirown technology on campus we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the technology they need to succeed.” http://byod.hanoverpublic.org/
Case Study #1Hanover Public School System, U.S. BYOD Why are we doing this? • Applications accessed by a web browser, like Google Docs, eliminate the need to have specific software loaded onto every student computer. • Cloud based computing allows students to access their information from any computer with a web browser. • The current economic times require unique strategies to ensure every student has equitable access to online resources.
Case Study #1Hanover Public School System, U.S.
Case Study #2 The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW TIGS have adopted a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) policy forstudents in Years 7 to 12 from the beginning of the 2012 school year.
Case Study #2The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW“Such a policy is about more than just giving students a device.We believe that placing the technology of choice into the hands of our students: • Provides opportunity for individualised learning, • Increases independence, and • Promotes self initiated learning within and beyond the classroom This policy allows students to use the device with which they are most comfortable and with which learning will be most effective.Recognising the importance of choice, we are not recommendingspecific brands and models of devices. Instead, we are specifyingthe minimum requirements to which each device should conform. Please see the tabs above for these specifications and for further information.” http://www.tigs.nsw.edu.au/technology
Case Study #2 The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW Rationale1. Choice. Learners are diverse. Learning styles and preferences vary and we wish to recognise this by allowing learners to choose the device and applicatons most suitable for them.2. Anywhere, anytime. Teaching and learning occurs inside and outside the classroom. We want to empower learners to utilise tools for learning in a “just in time” manner no matter where they are.3. Personalised. By having our own devices we can each have the tools, shortcuts, widgets, and add-ons that are most relevant to us. Our desktops and browsers are the way we want them.4. Preparing for the future. Our students will move in to BYOT environments at university and in the work place. We need to prepare them for this.5. Flexible learning. The nature of learning is changing. No longer do we sit in rows and listen to a teacher. We are creating flexible learning environments that facilitate collaborative and individual learning. Our computer labs have all but vanished. Our new library provides collaborative and personal spaces and online 24/7 access to resources. We are opening the classroom doors and encouraging teachers and students to access ‘global’ learning environments via web technologies.6. Digital fluency. We are empowering teachers and students to become digitally fluent and responsible users of technology. http://librareanne.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/byot-tigs/
Case Study #2The Illawarra Grammar School, NSW Video Journey BYO @ TIGS http://librareanne.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/byot-tigs/
So Why BYOD For Us? For very very similar reasons to that of TIGS. But also from an admin. perspective... 1. Financial - as we grow as a college we cannot afford the costs associated with both leasing and school owned devices.2. Technical Support - The onus would not entirely be left for the College to administer, however, the option was still there to provide outstanding technical support to families, with the issues of warranty and leasing dilemmas. 3. Ownership - students have proven to take much more care with devices that are their own. Hence, less damages.
1. PLAN As a School / College, have a vision of whatyou want to achieve. Why are you going down a BYOD path? This needs thought... Is it the best fit for your college? Will the majority of stakeholders be supportive?
2. PREPARE Ensure all major parties are ready for BYOD Prepare;Staff: through PL, research, an opportunity to give input and direction, Students: inform them of where your setting is headed, and why! Parents: Prepare them for the support they may need through information evenings and support groups Community: Alert local businesses and the community ICT Partners: Resellers, etc...
3. RECORD YOUR JOURNEY Record your journey. Keep a record of decisions made and why as well as all of the successes as well as hurdles that you come across!
4. DOCUMENTATION Ensure all relevant polices, AUA’s, website information is correct and adapted to suit. Also keep track of all documentation andcorrespondence between the school, community and families.
5. COMMUNICATE Keep all stakeholders in the loop.As successes and hurdles arise, as well with new information, be sure to share this with those involved.
6. RELAX Do not rush the process. In saying this, do not procrastinate. Make the decisions you need and want to whilst beingmindful of being confident of the decisions that have been made.
7. SEEK FEEDBACK AND ASSISTANCE Chances are, there is another school somewhere that has already done, or is doing, what you want to do. Visit, ask questions, seek evidence.
8. SHARE THE LOADForm an ICT Committee, that contains staff and students to assist in the development of implementing a BYOD Model. Many hands...
Definite’sFrom what we’ve done and from what I’ve witnessed at other educational BYOD/1:1 settings, the following recipe is crucial for success: Backing of Leadership Sound Infrastructure Staff, and Parent, Professional Learning Let Students Lead Don’t Hold Back (Trial and Error)
Horizon Report K-12 2012 Tablet Computing Time-to-Adoption: One Year or LessIn the past two years, advances in tablets have captured the imagination of educators around the world. Led by the incredible success of the iPad, which in 2011-12 was selling at the rate of more than 3 million units a month, other similar devices such as the Samsung Galaxy and Sony’s Tablet S have also begun to enter this rapidly growing market. In the process, the tablet (a form that is distinct from tablet PCs) has come to be viewed as not just a new category of mobile devices, but indeed a new technology in its own right, one that blends features of laptops, smartphones, and earlier tablet computers with always-connected Internet, and thousands of apps with which to personalize the experience. The device itself encourages exploration of its capabilities, something easily demonstrated by simply placing the device in the hands of a small child. Recent research indicates that tablets, because they are designed to easily share their screens, foster key 21st
“Take a look around and chances are youll see a mobile device. Phones, iPods, laptops, netbooks, iPads, USBdrives, and handheld games seem to be everywhere. Combine these ever-presentgadgets with educational and productivity uses and youve got mobile learning.” Tony Vincent
The iPads and the Big 3... iBook can store hundreds of Information can be located Where to start? books in one digital library. anywhere, anytime. Applications to assist all Students have the ability to Students can collaborate and curriculum areas both not only download content create online where applicable. specifically and non which is suitable and engaging intentionally. to them, but also upload Specific web 2.o tools that are content that they have not flash based can be A lot of applications are only created. utilized for a range of limited by the teacher’s, and purposes. student’s, imagination. Text, color, font size can all be changed and altered. Students can access rich Students will ALWAYS find information sources such as app’s that suit their learning Built in dictionary and Youtube, however can also needs, and will then share thesaurus to assist with word ‘give back’ to these sites. what they’ve found. recognition.
What we’ve witnessed...• Previously unseen engagement of very reluctant readers - Interactive aspect of eBooks.• Students actively enjoying Independent Reading time and conferencing• Students actively seeking new eBooks/Comics through the iBook Store.• Students enthusiastically reporting to us eBooks they have found.
This is what the majority ofour students are involved incontributing to and ,even we as teachers arebeginning to get on boardand contribute in manyways http://edudemic.com
Mobile Technology, via web access, isallowing the afore mentioned to occur... At lightning speeds...
“Teachers need to We’re now placing more ownership on students tostop saying, ‘Hand share their work. it in,’ and start To have it assessed andsaying ‘Publish It,’ critiqued by their peers in a global setting. instead” Alan November
Create & Collaborate NOT sharing, collborating Consume A philosophy we have at our college is that we want students creating. not consuming.
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“Kick start your brain. New ideas come fromwatching something, talking to people, experimenting, asking questions, getting out of the office.” Steve Jobs
Creative App’s We Use... Halftone turns your photo and images into comics, similar to that of Comic Life. Halftone makes it easy to add paper styles, captions, speech balloons, graphics, and fonts (including built-in comic fonts). Student comics can be sent via e-mail to teachers and then embedded on a Blog or Class Wikispace! Art Set gives an alternative to complex and mechanical like paint apps for all to enjoy - artist or not! But simplicity comes without sacrificing quality, from pens to pencils, paints to pastels, each has been carefully crafted to produce natural results in real time. A highlighted App by our Art Dept. The Guardian Eyewitness app for iPad showcases the world’s most distinctive and provocative photographs, providing a daily, visual reflection of global events. Developed by the most popular digital newspaper in the UK, the app provides free access to our award-winning Eyewitness photography series. A great App for prompting discussion and for literacy based tasks, especially creative writing purposes.
Basically, take photos and pics from your camera roll and create a ‘Pic Collage!These can imported back in to your PIcture Library and or shared via email orsocial media means. One App that the kids very much enjoy using, especiallythose visual learners.Explain Everything allows students to create screen casts demonstrating theirunderstanding of a particular outcome. A great App for reflecting on learning anddemonstrating what learning intentions and success criteria have been set for aparticular lesson. Students then email these to their teacher so a record oflearning can be kept!One of the greatest App’s we have come across is Toontastic. Students are ableto create their own Animations whilst recording voice to narrate their story! Veryengaging!
Nearpod is an application that has since it’s arrival taken the education world bystorm. Teachers create a Powerpoint/Keynote presentation, upload it to theNearpod Site where it’s then hosted. It can then be shared with students. No bigdeal... UNTIL!!! You add multimedia within that powerpoint that has the ability forassessment and to record and collate student responses. There is a ‘teacher’ appand a ‘student’ app that is need by both parties involved.Skitch is an app that allows students to annotate images they’ve bothtaken via their camera as well as collected from the web. These can thenbe placed back in to the camera roll to be shared and used with otherclassmates or applications.Creative Book Builder is regarded as the best and most comprehensive iBookcreation App around. Very similar in use to Apple’s iBook Author software forMacs. Students can create on the go and then immediately load their completedbooks in to their iBook Library. Books can also be emailed and shared.
Storyrobe is a mobile digital storytelling application which allows the students tocreate a digital story in three simple steps.1. Choose Images/Videos2. Record Story3. Upload to teachers and friends...It’s that easy!
iMotion HD. Where do i start. From Prep, to year 7, we have students using thisexcellent FREE App for Stop Motion Creation! Simple and effective!
Augmented Reality HeartCam is an Augmented Reality heart viewer that creates the startling effect of seeing someone’s heart beating through a hole in their chest. The effect tracks to the marker’s position and size. As you view the open cavity from different angles, heartbeat sounds get louder the closer your device views the heart. To run this App, String, you need the triggers to enable it’s use... Excellent App!
Money Vision uses Augmented Reality to surround you withfalling wads of cash! Its like a crime lords plane exploded aboveyou (but without the debris, just the cash falls!) Seriously! Startthe app and look around!AR Flashcards are a new way to interact and make Flashcardsmore entertaining for toddlers and preschoolers. With AR Flashcards,learning the Alphabet will be fun! When you point your device at theprinted flashcard a beautifully rendered 3D animal will pop up onthe screen. Tap the animal to hear the letter and animal name.
The biggest driver ofinnovation in educationis teachers.Use the technology. There are always outstanding people out in the world, and more often than not your own backyard, who are interested in what you are and are more than willinging to collboarateTake risks and try new things. online to become learners themselves. Clare Rafertty who i saw this morning talk about how she uses iPads to teach and engage kids in her geography classes was brilliant.Create a PLN of like minded It’s not about the tools, it’s about the teaching and how those tools can beteachers and collaborate and integrated.share what you do.Let the kids lead & personalize their learning teamaltman.com
Looking forward... the future... “All too often today we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” John W Gardner