Considerations of School Owned vs BYOD Advantage of Student Owned
student is familiar with the tool and can customize for their own use. Little training required to use the device. Students help each other.
students could buy a device more appropriate to their specific strengths and needs.
We stop teaching how to use applications and concentrate on what we want the student to accomplish with the device.
Students manage the device.
Seamless bridge between formal and informal learning. Student has the device at home. Learning can occur anytime, anywhere. Same device is used at school and home.
Increased level of access to technology in the classroom.
Student devices tend to be more current and powerful than offered to them in the school.
With a variety of devices, often 1 type of device is better suited to complete a task. Encourages working together on a variety of devices.
Increased opportunity to engage in inquiry learning
Disadvantage of Student Owned
With no standards the tool may not be suitable to meet the needs of the classroom.
Available charging stations
Security: both physical and digital
Cannot insist on specific software unless we are prepared to license it
Set up Rules/Guidelinesfor your Students
Follow the school Code of Conduct and Behaviour Policies
Educational use only during class time - devices are there to support and enhance learning
Used with teacher supervision/permission only - Teachers work with students to establish when and if devices are to be used in class
Learning Management Systems
Tools for Flipping Your Classroom
Educreations – record from your ipad or iphone
Screencastomatic – record from your windows or mac computer
Weebly – upload content on your web page for easy access for students. Page automatically formats for mobile devices. Also includes a blog. Teachers can have a classroom account where their students can have sites as well.
Blogger – part of Google’s suite
Socrative – Quiz, quick question
Today’s Meet – generate discussions, conduct a survey, etc.
1) Gather and Make Sense a) Collect information from oral, visual, print, or electronic sources i) Information gathering – Web browser, Wikipedia, online form, access digital content (books, textbooks, virtual dissections, simulations, virtual tours, Skype, videoconference, videos, documents, audio recordings, news media) b) Organizing/ Managing – One Note, Evernote, Mind Mapping Software, Calendar, Reminders, Pinterest
2) Produce to Demonstrate Understanding a) Produce presentations, videos, blogs, web pages, wiki, books, essays, infographics, comics, songs, audio, newsletter, photo essay, journal, scrapbook, map, story. i) More Ideas ii) Still More Ideas iii) Alternatives to PowerPoint b) Tools include iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Easel.ly for infographics, prezi, adobe voice, explain everything, educreations, and many more.
3) Communicate a) Present and Share your ideas to your teacher, class, or world. Upload content to Slideshare, YouTube, website, blog, etc. b) Use email, shared documents (google docs)
4) Reflect a) Use Three Ring as an electronic portfolio with reflections.
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