Creating and Sustaining a Successful BYOD Envrionment


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Learn why schools should institute Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and how to sustain them to enhance student learning.

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Creating and Sustaining a Successful BYOD Envrionment

  1. 1. {Creating and Sustaininga Successful BYODEnvironmentEric SheningerPrincipal – New Milford HS (NJ)
  2. 2. Society is becoming more andmore reliant on mobiletechnology
  3. 3. Pew Internet Project: In2011, 77% of 12 to 17 year oldshave cell phones or otherelectronic devices, up 45% from2004.
  4. 4. Common Core Standards andcall for students to developdigital media and technologyskills
  5. 5. Workforce demands studentsthat are technologically literateand savvy
  6. 6. Funding has been cut.
  7. 7. It is much harder to engagestudents
  8. 8. Solution = BYOD
  9. 9.  Distraction in school Off task behavior Equity in devices (haves/havenot’s; smartphones vs. regularcell phones) WiFi Access (computing devices) FEARCons
  10. 10.  Engagement Projects Assessment Productivity Leverage available technology Research tool Teach digitalresponsibility/citizenshipPros
  11. 11.  What are you trying to achieve? Survey students about what devicesthey have Encourage students to makesuggestions Establish guidelines to ensureequity Align school policies and practicesHow to begin
  12. 12.  Cell phones - The simplest of themall but still fairly powerful. Theycan be used for group discussionsvia text messaging and forphotography-based projects.Students can also recordthemselves reading stories aloudfor writers’ workshops orpracticing speeches.Types of devices
  13. 13.  Smartphones - The older thestudents, the more likely they are tobe wielding one of these. Liketablets, smartphones have manycomputer-like functions. They canrun apps and software, recordaudio and video, send and receiveemail and texts —functionalitiesthat can easily be channeled intoclassroom inquiry.Types of devices
  14. 14.  E-Book Readers - Theirfundamental function is for readingbooks and storing entire libraries.They also provide easy access todictionaries. Many students alsouse their e-book readers as areplacement for the dailypaper, since they can read variouseditions and magazines on it.Types of devices
  15. 15.  iPods - Free lectures and shortvideos are available fordownloading via the iTunes Uapp, or on the Internet Apps canalso be downloaded onto thedevices and many are equippedwith cameras students can use toshoot and to post to a website.Types of devices
  16. 16.  Tablets - Apple’s iPad, the KindleFire, and the Galaxy are just a fewmodels of tablets, and they can doanything e-book readers can do andthen some. Downloadable apps, manyeducational, make these machinesnearly comparable to computers; youcan surf the Web, play games, watch(and even make) movies, as well astake photographsTypes of devices
  17. 17. Integrating cell phones asmobile learning devices
  18. 18.  Anticipatory set/do-now Checking for understanding Assessment Closure Homework reminders tostudentsA natural pedagogical fit
  19. 19.  Digital projects (shooting video and takingpictures) Backchanneling Text message rewrites - Translating old storiesinto contemporary vernacular nurtures agreater understanding of the majorthemes, characters, and plotlines Field research Create audio tours Create ringtones with use of other Web 2.0apps Record field trips Develop mini-documentariesUse as a learning tool
  20. 20.  QR Code scavenger hunts Access podcasts, video lectures, animations Storyboarding - Have students draw or shootphotos of sequential images and challengethem to draw up their own stories orstoryboards involving both text and visuals. Calculator Notebook Research on the Internet Read news articles and current events Data collection (i.e. stopwatch)Use as a Learning Tool
  21. 21.  Poll Everywhere Celly Remind 101 Socrative Evernote Edmodo Dropbox Nearpod Voki ClasspageTools and resources
  22. 22. Poll Everywhere Create free polls in seconds Can be multiple choice of open-ended response Free for up to 40 people (clear poll results aftereach class) Access at
  23. 23.  platform of tools that enhances schoolcommunication communicate freely with Cellywhilekeeping phone numbers private create cells, instant mobile networks thatconnect your school members can join a cell by texting orlogging in to the web Group messages can be moderated by oneor more curators to keep conversationson-topic and friendlyCelly
  24. 24. Celly
  25. 25.  A safe way for teachers to text messagestudents and stay in touch with parentsfor freeRemind 101
  26. 26. Remind 101
  27. 27. Nearpod
  28. 28.  Smart student response system thatempowers teachers to engage theirclassrooms through a series ofeducational exercises and games viasmartphones, laptops, and tabletsSocrative
  29. 29. Socrative
  30. 30.  Capture notes, save research, collaborateon projects, snap photos ofwhitebaords/notes, record audio Automatically syncs to all computes Access anywhere Visit
  31. 31.  Free service that lets you bring yourphotos, docs, and videos anywhere andshare them easily. Everything is stores in the cloud (all filetypes) Never email yourself a file againDropbox
  32. 32.  Safe and easy way for your class toconnect and collaborate, sharecontent, and access homework, gradesand school notices Ssecure place to connect andcollaborate, share content and educationalapplications, and accesshomework, grades, class discussions andnotificationsEdmodo
  33. 33.  Teachers create enriched multimediapresentations w/ interactive features In classroom teachers share content withstudents and control the activity w/ NearpodApp Students receive content and submit responseson mobile devices using the app Teachers monitor classroom activity andmeasure student results on an individual andaggregate basisNearpod
  34. 34.  Create and use digital avatars Enable students to call into with a codeon their phones and use their voice forthe avatar. Use for storytelling, public speakingpractice Visit
  35. 35.  Run classroom-wide polls using textmessages Give personalized feedback toindividuals or groups. Broadcast updates and info to parentsand students Visit