Break times and out of class times i.e. sport devices are locked away
Break times and out of class times i.e. sport devices are locked away
BYOD Parent Presentation
Supporting Learners with Technology
Agenda of Meeting 7pm-8.30pm• Welcome / Introductions• 21st Century Learning• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – What is BYOD? – Rationale – Myths• Trial in Rooms 5 and 7 – Device Requirements – Security/Safety Guidelines – E-Tools• Question and Answer Time
Introducing the Blended Learning Team• Juliet Small – Principal• John Macnaughtan – Room 7 Teacher• Belinda Williams – Room 5 Teacher• Richard Tucker – Room 8 Teacher• Helen Prescott – E-Learning Facilitator
Pedagogy• We are moving toward Self Directed Learning in the classroom environment• Individual learners are empowered to take increasingly more responsibility for their learning• Students are able to select their choice of learning tool from within a flexible learning environment to best meet their learning needs• We have already seen a shift in the learning from having class sets of laptops in trolleys, to laptops within classrooms
21st Century Fluencies• Learners need to develop 21st century fluencies Image from the 21st Century Fluency Project
BYOD Rationale• Choice – Learners are diverse. Learning styles and preferences vary and we wish to recognise this by allowing learners to choose the device and applications most suitable for them.• Anywhere / Anytime – Teaching and learning occurs inside and outside the classroom. We want to empower learners to utilise tools for learning no matter where they are.
BYOD Rationale• Personalised – By having our own devices we can each have the tools, shortcuts, widgets and add-ons that are the most relevant to us. Our desktops and browsers are the way we want them.• Preparing for the future – Our students will move into BYOD environments at intermediate, college, university, work place.
BYOD Rationale• Flexible Learning – The nature of learning is changing. No longer do we sit in rows and listen to the teacher. We are creating flexible learning environments that facilitate collaborative and individual learning.• Digital Fluency – We are empowering teachers and students to become digitally fluent and responsible users of technology.
BYOD Investigations 2012/2013• Regular meetings with Howick/Pakuranga Principals to share research, experiences, policies/ procedures• Webinars/Online discussions/School visits• Ulearn ICT Conference/Google Apps Summit• Research articles
BYOD Myth 1 • BYOD deepens the digital divide – “Students who do not have personal technology devices have greater access to school-owned technology tools when students who bring their own devices to school are no longer competing for that access.”http://neal.school.nz/community/news/7-myths-about-byod-debunked
BYOD Myth 2 • BYOD will result in students engaging in dangerous activities – Our students are living in a digital world with ubiquitous access to technology. “Without BYOD, at the end of each school day, students leave school and immediately turn on their devices and explore the web, often unsupervised”. We need to prepare them for the digital world in which they live.http://neal.school.nz/community/news/7-myths-about-byod-debunked
BYOD Myth 3• BYOD will necessitate the standardisation of apps and software across all devices – Students are not widgets and don’t have to use the same tools and do things in the same way. When teachers work with students to understand learning goals, they challenge students with ways to meet them, which enables real learning to take place.http://neal.school.nz/community/news/7-myths-about-byod-debunked
Trial• Rooms 5 and 7 for two terms with a parent/school review in the middle of term 3• At this stage children can bring one device (must meet minimum requirements)• Parents don’t need to buy a device – children bring what they already have• Rooms 5 and 7 already have: – 5 laptops (mix of Apples and PC) – 1 desktop – 2 iPads
Minimum Device Requirements• Battery Life – 5-6 hours to get through a school day without recharging• Weight – Light enough for your child to carry easily• Wireless Access – must have wireless access to internet• Must be able to save to the device either via hard drive or SD Card/USB device• Laptops – must have up-to-date anti-virus software• No gaming hardware such as PSPs• Parents responsibility to make sure device meets minimum requirements
Google Apps/Teacher Dashboard• Google Apps is an easy-to-use online word processor, spread sheet and presentation editor• Enables students to create, store and share documents instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time.• You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spread sheets and presentations• There’s no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer or student owned device. This will be the standard web platform with Teacher Dashboard to
Cloud Based Applications• Your child will develop a digital toolkit whereby they will choose which tool to use for the particular purpose• There are a vast amount of free tools online such as Glogster (online poster), ThingLink (interactive online photo), Animoto (video slideshows), Prezi (presentations) etc
iPad Apps• We will provide a list of free apps we have at school which we would recommend you download on an iPad.• Paid apps are entirely optional NOT a necessity.
Tracking Internet Activity• The school has invested in a WatchGuard system which tracks all internet activity on your child’s device
Cyber Safety• Cyber Safety is taught throughout classroom programmes and is reinforced regularly• Children have already experienced a “skyped in” expert from Creative Commons teaching about copyright issues
Safety Guidelines• Lockable storage cupboards are provided in each classroom - Children need to be responsible for their own devices. Other schools have found children lose their jumpers but never their ‘device’.• Classroom Culture - Expectations will be set as part of the classroom culture i.e. devices should be kept in school bags before and after school - Classroom treaty includes ‘online’
Safety Guidelines• Sunnyhills School holds no responsibility for any loss or damage that might occur• Parental ResponsibilitiesParents are responsible for- insurance for their device (check with your insurance provider accordingly)- naming equipment- sending a device that meets minimum requirements• Child Responsibility - charging device at home - responsible for device at school
Safety Guidelines• How do I keep my child safe going to school?• We recommend devices are kept in bags out of sight, just as you would with any equipment such as sports gear, musical instruments etc• Children should be walking to school with an adult/small groups or the walking school bus.
Sharing• Your child may be involved in collaborative group work, which could mean, whilst in that group, your child will be in charge of his/her device, and with your child’s permission another child could work on the device with your child.• We want to promote a ‘share the screen’ environment
Documentation• Bring Your Own Device agreement• Minimum device requirements• iPad Apps• Device information form
Mark Osborne – Core Education• 2013 Mark Osborne outlines some of the ways educators can personalise learning.• As students increasingly bring their own devices to school, teachers have many opportunities to guide students to be more active in their own learning.• http://www.edtalks.org/video/ten-trends-2013-p
Video BYOD in the 21st Century• This 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie presents some of the many advantages and limitations of the BYOD concept for education• http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=SSXyfX8ABhABy Marc-André Lalande