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BYOD Deﬁned...Calhoun County Schools deﬁnes BYOD as a privately-owned, Internet capable electronic mobile device (seehandbook for speciﬁc devices that can be brought to school) that can be used during the school day to increase student engagement and facilitate learning.
Why Not Create Mobile Learning?List Items from participants that are Barriers
BARRIERS • TRUST -- teachers, students, administrators• Software and compatibility issues • Money for training• Support • Not all students have a device• Battery Life • Costs to upgrade wireless network• Students not using technology • Teachers don’t know how to manage appropriately • District personnel don’t know how to• Difficult to enforce an AUP manage• Pirating and copyright • Problem behavior and student safety• Distractions • Liability• Small Screens Why Not Create Mobile Learning?
DRIVERS What are the Drivers for Creating Mobile Learning Environments? List Items from participants that are Drivers
DRIVERS • Becoming more feasible • As technology advances, so do the opportunities for mobile learning• 21st Century Learning • Attitudes of educators, parents and policy-makers are increasing• Students have access outside the school day• Need more devices in classrooms• Students need to be engaged• Research is showing that technology has an impact on student learning Why Not Create Mobile Learning?
Essential Conditions • Visionary Leadership and Commitment • Robust Technology Capacity • Professional Development • Scalability • Policies that Promote and Support the Initiative
• Promote NOT as a technology initiative but as an educational initiative • Include all stakeholders (curriculum, technology, parents, students, teachers) • Set clear goals, intended outcomes, expected benefits and risks • Identify curricular goalsVisionary Leadership
Robust Technology Capacity • Analysis of capacity of existing technological infrastructure • Plan for new demands, • Must have wireless access on campus • Security and Privacy Considerations
• Most teachers not trained in connecting curriculum to mobile learning• Teachers must be able to use mobile technologies to change teaching and learning• Not about replacing print resources with digital ones• Can’t have an over reliance on the technology to produce results • Teachers need constant support• Must have fundamental changes in instructional strategies • Funding must be included as part of overall plan for PD Professional Development
“I don’t have time to integrate technology into my classroom.” “I already have so much to do, I can’t add one more thing to my day.” “I don’t know what technology integration looks like.” The 5 C’s
“We need more time to discover; discover new Web tools, discover new websites, new delivery methods.” “We need opportunities for innovative learning projects to be discussed and planned.” “We need time to assimilate new concepts, like student involvement in unit development.” “We need to continue to develop resources that introduce effective technology to our staff.” EdTech Toolbox (4-‐30-‐2011) 8 Ways to Support Teachers Integrate Technology What Teachers Say...
• ‘Start Small, Think Big’ Mentality• Small scale will help decrease risk and hasten recovery• Technology capacity should be addressed at the outset• Gain momentum from the small successes Scalability
Policies that Promote Initiative• Acceptable Use vs. Responsible Use• Don’t make policies too restrictive (ie, thetypes of devices allowed)• Language should be more INclusive thanEXclusive
7 Habits of Highly Effective Education Leaders• Create an Atmosphere that Inspires Innovation• Foster Collaboration• Be Open to New Ideas• Be a Connected Learner Yourself• Locate and Provide Adequate Resources• Take Risks• Have a Visionary Focus
• Don’t expect teaching to change immediately • Don’t assume the entire community Don’ts will be on board • Don’t evaluate the program solely with test scores• Don’t Wait till the last minute to train staff • Don’t limit staff training to the summer• Don’t expect it to go perfectly the first day • Don’t expect email to be the best• Don’t roll out every app known to man at option for submitting work the same time on the same day • Don’t let fear overcome your• Don’t try to control everything -- these are mission! not PC’s Top 10 Don’ts
The four levels of the SAMR model:Substitution:the computer stands in for another technologicaltool without a significant change in the tool’sfunction.Augmentation: the computer replacesanother technological tool, with significantfunctionality increase.Modification: the computerenables the redesign of significant portions of atask.Redefinition: the computer allows for thecreation of new tasks that would otherwise beinconceivable without the technology. developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura SAMR Model
The Gold Key that Unlocks Learning... Professional Development Research Says: It takes 12 Days of ProfessionalDevelopment with Teachers to change their teaching practices to includetransformative technologies in the classroom.
? How do we create a rigorous,relevant, student–centeredlearning environment thatbetter prepares all students for the 21 st Century?! Our Challenge
“ ” CAN’T! We should not keep studentsprisoners of their teachers past by blocking and banning them fromusing the tools and sites they need to succeed in the real world. -@InnovativeEdu Lisa Nielsen!
standards integrated INDIVIDUALIZED curriculum independentassessment interactive taxonomy learning theory innovative DATA instructionalstrategies inquiry intuitive mandates ipad pacing charts iPodtouch Why Does All This Matter?
iPodtouch pacing charts interactive instructional standards Until We Remember...! inquiry ipad learning innovative theory intuitive DATA integrated INDIVIDUALIZED mandates assessment independent strategiesIt’s About Our Students! curriculum taxonomy And It all Gets Jumbled Together
SearchingThe WebEfﬁciently Before The Lesson Begins
Which Google Search Tool best ﬁts your purposes? Google Google Treks Google Trends Translate RegularGoogle Search Google Images Advanced Alerts Search Google Google Maps Videos Searching the Web
Content Our Topic Today is:! ! Erosion! !! Starting at the Core...
Content Our Topic Today is:! ! Erosion! ! Our Focus Today is:! ! 6th Grade Language Arts! 6th Grade Science! Starting at the Core...
ContentScience (2005) 6th Grade Science ALCOS StandardsGrade ( s): 6 !2.) Describe factors that cause changes to Earths surface over time. Examples: earthquakes, volcanoes, weathering, erosion, glacial erosion or scouring, deposition, water ﬂow, tornadoes,hurricanes, farming and conservation, mining and reclamation, deforestation and reforestation, waste disposal, global climatechanges, greenhouse gases • Comparing constructive and destructive natural processes and their effects on land formations Examples: - constructive-volcanic and mountain-building processes; - destructive-erosion by wind, water, and ice • Distinguishing rock strata by geologic composition Examples: predicting relative age of strata by fossil depth, predicting occurrence of natural events by rock composition in aparticular strata Starting at the Core...
Divide into 4 Groups! Collaboration !At least one person in the group has access to Internet! ! Group 1: Cause of Erosion! Group 2: Effects of Erosion! Group 3: Characteristics of Erosion! Group 4: Preventions of Erosion! ! Write ﬁndings on the Post-It Note! ! Someone in group will share the ﬁndings!! Collaborating...
Coaching“ Things do not change; we change. ” -Henry David Thoreau, US Transcendentalist author ! (1817 - 1862)! The Bottom Line
Coaching “I don’t have time to integrate technology into my classroom.” “I already have so much to do, I can’t add one more thing to my day.” “I don’t know what technology integration looks like.” Remember what Teachers Say
Coaching “We need more time to discover; discover new Web tools, discover new websites, new delivery methods.” “We need opportunities for innovative learning projects to be discussed and planned.” “We need time to assimilate new concepts, like student involvement in unit development.” “We need to continue to develop resources that introduce effective technology to our staff.” EdTech Toolbox (4-‐30-‐2011) 8 Ways to Support Teachers Integrate Technology Remember what Teachers Say
TEACHERS ROLE! !Teachers are facilitators of learning. Therefore, they should not spend time ﬁxing technical difﬁculties with students’ personal devices in the classroom. Teachers should educate andprovide guidance on how to use the device, but are not responsible for technical support. ! Procedural
SAFETY FIRST! ! Students should connect their device to the CCSPOD network. Watch for those students who have mobile plans on their devices andmake sure they are connected to the CCSPOD network -- this ensures that their Internet is being ﬁltered.! !Teachers must incorporate responsible use of devices as part of classroom instruction.! Procedural
CHARGING DEVICES! ! Students should come to school with their device fully charged. If a student needs to charge their device, it will be up to theclassroom teacher to decide if they can or not.! Procedural
SECURITY AND DAMAGES! ! Calhoun County Schools is not liable for anydevice that is stolen or damaged. Students andparents should LABEL their devices/cases with personal markings to identify the device.! Procedural
Universal Statement across the district for:! ! Eyes on the Teacher! “Hands Up”this means that students should raise both hands and look at the staff member Procedural
Universal Statement across the district for:! ! Put Your Device Away! “X-Out”this means that students should put their devices away. Procedural
Students are NOT ALLOWED to! download apps at school! ! Teachers should NEVER say to a student “you HAVE to have this app.”! !Encourage students to download apps at home prior to coming to school.! !Provide a list of apps that you would encourageparents to download for their child. But do not make it mandatory.! Procedural
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