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    • 1. Rigor and Relevance: Preparing for Readiness
    • 2. Upgrading Curriculum
    • 3. Montgomery, K. (2010). Mobile phones for learning [Web log message]. Retrieved from
    • 4. What got my gears turning
    • 5. Students
      and their
      Device Stats
      Pew Internet and American Life Project
      Speak Up: We Want BYOD
    • 6. My big sister took my advice…
      Lesson details
      That was actually one of the best days I have ever had as a teacher!
      All of the 7th grade teachers gave the same assessment. All of my kids got As…and well, all of their kids did not. You were right. It worked!
    • 7. BISD Student HandbookElectronic Communication Devices (AUP)
      Students may utilize electronic communication devices at school and at school activities. Students may utilize their devices in the classroom when the teacher deems appropriate for educational purposes.
      These devices include but are not to be limited to the following: cell phones, smart phones, iPhones, iPods and mp3 players.
      The district encourages students and staff to use electronic communication devices for educational purposes during the school day.
      BISD Secondary Handbook, p. 30
      BISD Elementary Handbook, p. 26
    • 8. Design for Success: Pre-Planning
      Poll students to find out what types of devices/text and data plans are present in the classroom
      Design to work with what you’ve got
      Plan to be flexible: this is never a 100% predictable environment
      Consider permission slips
    • 9. Design for Success: Classroom Management
      Release the need to be 100% in control
      Hands-on learning = Hands-on management
      Positive Effects:
      Brings devices out of hiding
      Puts devices to use of teacher’s design
      Student buy-in and appreciation
    • 10. Grouping Strategies
      One-device classroom
      Informal device sharing
      Collaborative grouping with role of mobile gatekeeper
      Appoint jobs (Fact finders, Word searchers, Communicators, etc.)
    • 11. Visit the BYOD Blog for More
    • 12. Lesson Redesign Requires Decision-making
      As each teacher evaluates a lesson for 21st Century redesign, he will have to ask questions and make decisions.
      • What is the objective for this lesson?
      • 13. What deep learning needs to result from this learning opportunity?
      • 14. Where should a 21st century tool or skill be inserted within the lesson cycle?
      • 15. Delivery / Investigation
      • 16. Student Practice
      • 17. Student Demonstration of Mastery?
      • 18. Where will a substitution make the learning richer and more meaningful for students?
      Start with
    • 19. ELA Readiness StandardInference and Textual EvidenceAll Grade Levels
      (Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author’s message. The student is expected to:
      (B) make complex inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (Fiction) / Supporting Standard (Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama)
    • 20. BYOD + Standard = Rigor
      Scenario One: Classroom with multiple Smart Phones
      Premise: Students have read a passage and are given 3 Open-Ended response questions
      GoogleDoc Collaboration: Passage loaded into Google Docs.
      Students in groups. Each group types their answer (inference) in a sentence.
      Then each group highlights the textual evidence they would use in a different color.
      Now groups trade and write out full responses to another group’s inference using the highlighted evidence.
      Class works together to view, analyze and revise the responses written by each group
      Google Doc containing all of this work will remain available to students for further extension.
      Teacher can have Google Doc up on projector throughout activity to see the live action taking place.
    • 21. BYOD + Standard = Rigor
      Scenario Two: Several cell phones with unlimited texting
      Premise: Class working to compose a high-quality response to Open-Ended Question
      Create Wiffiti page –
      Round 1: Text your inference or answer to the question
      Round 2: Text one quote you could use to support that inference
      Round 3: Switch to transcript view to see all texts and begin to collaboratively compose the response
      Cell phones as learning tools? Text your opinions here.
      Also check out
    • 22. BYOD: ELA Exchange
      What ideas do you have for capitalizing on BYOD in the next few weeks?
      Send a video, picture and/or or text e-mail response to:
    • 23. Let’s Try It!Subject line = Blog HeadlineBody = Blog Post
      Option One: Video
      Record video
      Choose to e-mail it
      Option Two: Text and Image
      Take a picture or search for a picture and save it
      Choose to e-mail it
      Add text to the body of the e-mail
      Option Three: Text only
      Send a basic e-mail
    • 24. BYOD Task Force – May 2011
      E-mail if you are interested in joining to: research, try out, assess and continuously improve the implementation of student-owned devices as learning tools in BISD classrooms.
      You may also await more information that will come to you in the next weeks from your principal and/or ITS.