• BYOD - so far all we have are cell phones.
Class, today we are going to use our
cellphones to learn !
You would have to
1. ) All students have the
same system: Android?
2. )They have sufﬁcient memory
3. ) Their screens are apt for
Did you envision universal tools?
Do you have a vision to go paperless?
• What does this mean now?
• Who is registered?
• Who is not?
• “I forgot to say...one of the biggest problems that I
see in the use of cellphones is the internet. Schools
can block inappropriate content because we control
WIFI but almost everyone has their own
connection.” - A. Graña, KAS Taiwan (3/24/13)
conversations with TV students-
What if we aimed to go
WHAT? No Way?
I can’t access your PDF*
and I am not reading on this screen.
What if we used Twitter to
backchannel in class?
That will drain my battery.
(I don’t want to charge at school!)
Just access my website. Sorry, can’t get there on my phone.
Why don’t you bring your ipad?
Oh, it’s in my car. I use that for music.
(And, no, I am not worried about theft of my
device. I am worried about losing my charger or
dropping my device. )
• PDF* versus DOC -
• Springford student “What is with all the cell
phones here? How do they learn?”
• Bishop S. - check your PD at the door?
discussions (outside of TV)
How do we ensure equity?
What behavioral expectations should we have for students using devices?
How do we help students see devices as learning tools rather than toys?
Who is responsible for broken and stolen property?
Should the apps and tools used be universal across platforms? Or do we
allow students to choose the tools based upon their devices?
What type of professional development will teachers need for BYOD to be
successful? What paradigm shifts do we need to make?
Students should sign a release for BYOD that includes what will
happen in cases of theft and damaged technology
Schools should have half-sets or quarter-sets of devices so that they
can go one-to-one. (Rentals?, Universal Chargers?)
A few school-wide behavior guidelines make sense:
oDevices away when the teacher is talking (phones out and down)
oDuring individual assignments, students can use devices and have
their headphones on
oStudents need to use the devices for the purpose of learning and a
teacher can require a student to put it away if it becomes a
Teachers need training. Let teachers watch a BYOD class in action.
What can I use that is
universal right now?
• remind 101
GOOGLEVOICE - (can you make a call?)
(do you have unlimited texts?)
• students take snapshots of board
• students take snapshots of whiteboards
• make a folder in your phone (or share with
class on FB,YouTube)
• digital ﬂashcards? which option works for
you on your smartphone?
gFlash+ (googledocs to Iphone)
QR TAGS - for
(get the QRTag reader App)
turn any URL into a QR tag
-QRTags for video links (how to use machines in gym)
-QRTags for homework assigments outside door?
Apps for Groups
• Health Class uses First Aid App
• Script Calculator App (recommended by
• Make your own Apps. (see Stanford Open
Source class) ? and
create groups ahead of time, have students download
applications before class
Quiz from any device Brainstorming
very smartphone friendly
Other new tricks?
Do on your IPAD post on your webpage.
Students can use Symbaloo to create a PLE
(personal learning environment).
Check this out:
Ideas for Encouraging
• All phones on desk - when testing, phones
• Class credit for leaving phones in basket
(needs more discussion re: mastery grading)
from an 8th grade
• Parents are still going to Schoolcenter and
blaming you *(pdf/doc story)
• Students struggling to get to Intranet (on
devices and at home)
• Most MS teachers not there yet ...can’t
assume 9th graders will know how.