A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools
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A Student-Centered BYOT Policy Template For Schools

A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools by TeachThought Staff ed note: This content has been updated and republished from a previous post BYOT–which stands for Bring Your Own Technology–is a natural response to need for progressive learning tools in the 21st century classroom. There are a variety of factors that contribute here, including…

The Brutal Authenticity Of BYOD
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The Brutal Authenticity Of BYOD

The Brutal Authenticity Of BYOD by Terry Heick By its very nature, BYOD is authentic. As students bring their own devices—and with them, their own apps, accounts, and tech-use patterns—what is is naturally revealed, for better or for worse. With the mounting (and completely logical) demand for better technology in classrooms, BYOD is one response…

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own
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11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

We’re putting together some research for some upcoming BYOT policy content, and in the course of doing so found many existing policies enlightening. For starters, it is clear that some districts were more open-minded entering their BYOT programs than others. Many “policies” (not included below) were really more of a set of rules and consequences…

4 Challenges That Can Cripple Your School’s BYOD Program
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4 Challenges That Can Cripple Your School’s BYOD Program

4 Challenges That Can Cripple Your School’s BYOD Program By Peter Martini, COO, iboss Network Security Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is one of the fastest moving technology trends in the education industry. BYOD can increase student and teacher collaboration, extend learning beyond the traditional classroom walls and cut costs for many school districts. But…

11 BYOD Apps That Keep The Focus On Content
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11 BYOD Apps That Keep The Focus On Content

11 BYOD Apps That Keep The Focus On Content The definition of “BYOD resources” is admittedly subjective. Concerns around BYOD usually involve privacy and legal issues, but one of the primary points of BYOD is allowing students to access content and curriculum directly via devices they’re familiar with. The following 11 apps can be used in…

A Teacher’s BYOT Handbook: 10 Checklists For Creating Your Plan
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A Teacher’s BYOT Handbook: 10 Checklists For Creating Your Plan

A Teacher’s BYOT Handbook: 10 Checklists For Creating Your Plan A few weeks ago, we shared 11 sample BYOT policies to help you create your own. Unlike some learning tools, BYOT resources have to be diverse because of the inherently flexible nature of BYOT. What works for one school or district may not for another. Another challenge…

Smartphones In The Classroom: Working Smarter, Not Harder
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Smartphones In The Classroom: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Smartphones In The Classroom: Working Smarter, Not Harder by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies & Educational Technology Teacher My smartphone changed my life. I can do everything I need to do on the road. I can buy my coffee. I can make a list of thoughts, participate in a Twitter chat, clip articles to my Evernote files,…

A Glimpse At The BYOD Device Of The Future
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A Glimpse At The BYOD Device Of The Future

A Glimpse At The BYOD Device Of The Future by TeachThought Staff BYOD has changed how the barriers of tech adoption are seen. First and foremost, they’re now visible (the barriers). Many schools and districts are finding that in the current organizational context, BYOD is not as simple as letting students bust out their new…

20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century School
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20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century School

by Hope Mulholland, TeachThought Intern BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” approach. Such an approach can save money, allow students to use their own devices, and encourage a student-centered approach to learning. Recently we explained that “digital natives or not, technology dropped into the laps of students…

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