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