BYOD Strategy and Exams

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Talk by Mark Steed and Dr Nick Dennis at the Berkhamsted School ICT Open Day 12/02/2013

Talk by Mark Steed and Dr Nick Dennis at the Berkhamsted School ICT Open Day 12/02/2013

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  • 1. “Bring Your Own Device: Strategy and Exams”Berkhamsted School ICT Open DayBerkhamstedTuesday 12th February, 2013Mark S. SteedDr Nick Dennis
  • 2. BYOD: Bring Your Own DeviceAdvantages1. Pupils use the device of their choice
  • 3. BYOD: Bring Your Own DeviceAdvantages1. Pupils use the device of their choice2. Martini Learning Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
  • 4. BYOD: Bring Your Own DeviceAdvantages1. Pupils use the device of their choice2. Martini Learning3. Cost Savings for the School • Limited Capital Investment in end-user devices
  • 5. BYOD Strategy: Investment PrioritiesDelivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection we can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. WIFI that is better than 3G4. Media Storage
  • 6. BYOD Strategy: Investment PrioritiesDelivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable, secure network a) Network Speed b) Network Reliability c) Network Security3. WIFI that is better than 3G4. Media Storage
  • 7. Investment Priorities:Delivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection we can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. A robust WIFI network a) Different user groups (staff, pupils, visitors) b) Sufficient Capacity
  • 8. BYOD Strategy: Investment PrioritiesDelivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection you can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. A robust WIFI network4. Media Storage
  • 9. BYOD Strategy: Investment PrioritiesDelivering in the Classroom1. The best Internet connection we can afford2. A fast, reliable network3. WIFI that is better than 3G4. Media Storage
  • 10. BYOD: Bring Your Own DeviceAdvantages Disadvantages Pupils use the device of  Necessitates a cross- their choice platform solution Cost Savings for the = Bring-a-Browser School • Limited Capital Investment in end-user devices
  • 11. BYOD: Bring Your Own DeviceAdvantages Disadvantages Pupils use the device of  Necessitates a cross- their choice platform solution Cost Savings for the = Bring-a-Browser School  Teachers can’t rely on • Limited Capital Investment functionality for in end-user devices classroom teaching • Specialist equipment (e.g. Dataloggers) • Printing
  • 12. BYOD: ProblemsIncompatible Peripherals Dataloggers
  • 13. BYOD: ProblemsTablets and iPads A paperless solution? School-wide print solutions: • Drop-box (cumbersome) • WIFI Printing (expensive) Apple v Google
  • 14. Direction of Travel? Mobile Cross-platform Web-based Martini Learning
  • 15. Direction of Travel? Mobile Cross-platform Web-based Martini Learning
  • 16. The Examination System When was the last time that you did a piece of work sitting in silence without access to technology and the Internet?
  • 17. Word-processors in Exams Exam Board Regulations:
  • 18. Word-processors in Exams“Centres are allowed to provide a wordprocessor with the spelling and grammarcheck/predictive text disabled to a candidatewhere it is their normal way of workingwithin the centre, unless an awarding body’sspecification says otherwise. This also includesan electronic brailler, an iPad or a pc tablet.”JCQ General and Vocational Qualifications, Instructions forconducting examinations 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013.Section 8.8 p.24
  • 19. The Digital Examination RoomThe Challenges  Increased numbers  Storage  Failure • Liability  Power  Noise  Ergonomics  Compatibility
  • 20. The Digital Examination RoomSome Solutions  Short-term leasing of laptops • Exam-build • Pass costs on to parents  Sharepoint solution using Infopath
  • 21. BYODThe DebateDo the pedagogical advantages of BYOD, outweigh the institutional disruption?
  • 22. principal@berkhamstedschool.org@independentheadhttp://independenthead.blogspot.comndennis@berkhamstedschool.org@nickdennishttp://www.nickdennis.com/blog