BYOD : 28 things you need to consider http://bit.ly/12iEQgB 28 things you need to consider when implementing BYOD in schools
1:1 and BYOD Best Practices : Chicago Tech Forum 3May2013 http://livestre.am/4rDpt 1:1 and BYOD BOYT Best Practices : Chicago Tech Forum 2013
A recorded panel discussion and sharing session ... Chicago Friday May 3rd, 2013
Network Issues in a Massively Mobile District #BYOT http://bit.ly/11DR97E Facing Down Network Issues in a Massively Mobile District
With nearly 8,400 school-owned and bring-your-own devices (BYOD) running at any given time, the IT team at Eanes Independent School District knows a thing or two about the value of high uptime. In fact, this Austin, TX-based district has spent the last three years tweaking its WiFi setup to the point where it currently boasts 99 percent uptime and widespread access across nine schools.
4 Big Concerns About BYOD In Schools http://edudemic.com/2013/04/4-big-concerns-about-byod-in-schools/ 4 Big Concerns About BYOD In Schools
Millions of dollars are spent across the United States in order to update classrooms, labs, and staff development rooms every year. By implementing a BYOD policy, this money can be spent towards other improvements and educational needs.
However, there are a few snags that can get in the way of implementing such a drastic change for a school district. Safety, security, and affordability to families are among some of the pressure points that need to be addressed before such a system can become live.
Bring Your Own Mobile Devices to School [download pdf] http://bit.ly/10LcD1X Bring Your Own Mobile Devices to School
In today's educational environments, more and more students and staff are bringing in their own Wi-Fi devices into the school's network. This presents a unique challenge to the IT department but, done correctly, the bring your own device (BYOD) architecture can be beneficial to both staff and students. This white paper can help you address the security and management of multiple devices being introduced into your network. Read on and learn how to embrace a BYOD. Download pdf
Windows 8 and BYOD: Embrace the Trend http://bit.ly/10Qopru Windows 8 and BYOD: Embrace the Trend
Microsoft has not only acknowledged the age of consumerization and the 'bring your own device' (BYOD) trend, but is offering a closer union of mobile devices and traditional client desktops with Windows 8.
Download the White Paper (pdf)
Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Programs #webinar http://admin20.org/page/summit-recordings Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Programs: Baby Steps for Schools
A presentation in the 2013 School Leadership Summit #webinar #sls13
This free conference was held online, 28 March 2013, and was a unique chance to participate in a collaborative global conversation on school leadership with presentations by your peers.
Webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate platform. Presentation Notes
BYOD Handbook http://bit.ly/XJ49e4 BYOD Handbook
This bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach raises many questions, in addition
to promising many benefits. How do you know if such a policy will work for your
school? What do you do about kids who don’t have devices? Will teachers accept
this change in their classrooms? Is your broadband service strong enough? If not,
can you afford to upgrade? In other words, how can you best put such a program
We talked to school administrators and technical officers to find out the
best practices they have learned from their BYOD implementations. Their
advice is gathered here, along with checklists to help guide you on the path
to BYOD. Original Source
BYOT Policy Document : St. Marys City Schools http://www.smriders.net/assets/pdf/BYOT-FAQ-Manualv2.pdf BYOT Policy Document St. Marys City Schools
St. Marys City Schools is committed to prepare all students and teachers to maximize learning by fully integrating relevant technology into academic content to acquire, share and evaluate information, achieve media and technology literacy, and maintain a safe and ethical environment
Free BYOD Guidebook and Resources to Schools http://bit.ly/Yauong ClassLink Offers Free BYOD Guidebook and Resources to Schools
ClassLink, the leader in cloud and web-based education solutions is offering resources to schools in all stages of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
Whether you’re researching, planning, implementing or managing a BYOD project, ClassLink’s BYOD Guidebook and BYOD Resource Library will help you navigate the complete process.
The BYOD Guidebook touches upon the following areas of interest specific to K-12 education providers ....
BYOD Case Study: George Spencer Academy http://bit.ly/10NogaR BYOD Case Study: George Spencer Academy
George Spencer Academy is a mixed secondary school in Nottingham, England, with 1350 students aged 11-18.
The school decided to go down the BYOD road in order to be able to explore the potential of personal devices without incurring costs of purchase, training or technical support.
The idea also fits very well with the school’s vision, which is concerned with giving a personalised learning experience to all students.
BYOD Case Study: Les Quennevais School http://bit.ly/10NnM4r BYOD Case Study: Les Quennevais School
Les Quennevais School, or LQS, is an 11-16 secondary school in Jersey, with 785 students on roll. It is situated in a suburban, mixed catchment, area on the west of the island.
There were three reasons that the school decided on a BYOD approach.
BYOD Case Study: St Crispin’s School http://bit.ly/10NnhY7 BYOD Case Study: St Crispin’s School
St Crispin’s School is a slightly larger-than-average secondary school serving the town of Wokingham, England. An 11-18 school, it has 1102 students. The number of students with special education needs is about average, whilst the proportion of students from ethnic minority backgrounds is below average.
At present, BYOD is going on in the form of a trial for Sixth Form (ie senior) students. Although the trial was due to end in July 2012,
BYOD Case Study: The Arnewood School Academy http://bit.ly/10NmI0o BYOD Case Study: The Arnewood School Academy
The Arnewood School Academy is a secondary school in the New Forest town of New Milton, in Hampshire, England. An 11-18 school, it has a total student population of 1200, including 240 in the Sixth Form.
Interestingly, the school has only recently started to adopt, or at least consider, a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. However, that bald statement belies the amount of groundwork and, if you like, ethos, that has supported this toe-dipping into unknown waters.
BYOD Case Study: Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital http://bit.ly/10NmfLO BYOD Case Study: Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
The Children’s Hospital School is a Foundation Special School located on two sites, one at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the other at University College Hospital. Situated in central London, the school has an average roll of between 130 - 140 students aged 5-18, many of whom are long stay or recurring patients.
From the school’s point of view, the potential benefits of implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme are that patients are familiar with their own technology, software and devices, some of which may be very specific to their particular learning need and requirements.
BYOD Case Study: Sheffield High School http://bit.ly/10NlUsv BYOD Case Study: Sheffield High School
Sheffield High School is a private girls’ all-through school, ie ages 4-18, in the urban setting of Sheffield, England. It has around 1000 pupils.
The school makes for an interesting case study in that it has not yet actually implemented a BYOD programme. The groundwork has been laid, with the school working with its parent organisation, the Girls Day School Trust, to ensure that its networking infrastructure is robust enough to support the intended developments.
BYOD Case Study: Wildern School http://bit.ly/10Nlu5l BYOD Case Study: Wildern School
Located in a suburb just outside Southampton, England, Wildern is an 11-16 secondary academy with just over 1850 students, which is quite large by English standards.
Wildern School has partially implemented Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. Students may bring their own devices in as long as the teacher and head of department concerned have agreed that phones and other devices would be useful in a particular lesson.
The school finds BYOD an attractive proposition because of its inherent flexibility and, of course, personalisation. But what really stands out about Wildern is the prime instigators of this development: the students.
BYOD Case Study: Tideway School http://bit.ly/10NkXAo BYOD Case Study: Tideway School
Tideway School is situated in the town of Newhaven in East Sussex, England. With around 600 students on roll, it is smaller than the average secondary school, but has a higher than average proportion of pupils with special educational needs, or who are entitled to free school meals.
In late 2011 the issue of mobile technologies and their use in school began to be discussed at a senior leadership team level.
However, the school resisted the temptation to race headlong into improving the infrastructure in order to allow students to use their own devices to access lesson and learning resources, because the benefits of doing so in terms of either pedagogy or learning gains were not self-evident.
Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD http://www.edutopia.org/blog/challenging-one-to-one-model-amanda-paquette Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD
In 2012 my school district in Vermont ventured into a sort-of BYOD/1:1 hybrid program. We realized the importance of allowing our students access to technology to enhance their learning, but the infrastructure wasn't in place to tackle a traditional BYOD. And we, like many if not all schools, were also constrained by budgets, so a traditional 1:1, where each student receives the same device, was also out of reach.
Embracing Bring Your Own Device http://bit.ly/XcMEuY Embracing Bring Your Own Device
Download this whitepaper to get a closer look at BYOD from multiple points of view, including the need to balance access with security, along with recommendations about approaches that enable you to embrace BYOD in a way that makes sense for your organization.
Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS). #BYOT #BYOD http://yotsdev.appspot.com/ Your Own Technology Survey (YOTS) #BYOT #BYOD
YOTS is designed to help schools and researchers better understand the technology available to students at home, and whether they are willing and able to use it to support their school learning.
YOTS officially launched at BETT (UK) in January 2013.
BYOD : A Guide for Schools http://bit.ly/WOEyw9 BYOD : A Guide for Schools [Alberta Gov] Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to
technology models where students bring a personally owned device to school for the purpose of learning. A personally owned device is any
technology device brought into the school and owned by a student (or the student’s family), staff or guests
This guide examines the use of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models in schools. It looks at the potential opportunities and benefits, as well as the considerations, risks and implications that arise when schools allow students and staff to use personally owned devices in the classroom and school environments.
Strategies, tips and techniques are included to address the considerations and manage the risks.
10 BYOD Classroom Experiments http://bit.ly/PZwZ0f 10 BYOD Classroom Experiments
These stories of schools that have tried out BYOD programs seem to be largely positive, allowing educators and students to embrace technology in learning regardless of the limited resources they may have at hand.
Bring Your Own Mobile Devices to School [White Paper] http://bit.ly/Os2AWL Bring Your Own Mobile Devices to School [White Paper]
This paper discusses BYOD challenges education institutions face; how they are managing the influx of personal devices accessing the campus' wireless/wired network; and offers a solution that enables students and faculty to use their own devices in a way that is secure and operationally efficient.
Key learning points:
•The financial incentive for BYOD
•Mitigating the risks of BYOD
•How to leverage no-fuss network control that gives users appropriate access while protecting personal and school/district data
Owning BYOD: Don’t Forget the PD http://bit.ly/RttqCf Owning BYOD: Don’t Forget the PD
The question to answer is this: as a classroom teacher, how do I get the work my students do to a common place, in a useable condition for classroom sharing?
What do well-known digital education leaders think of BYOD?
Cisco Bring Your Own Device : White Paper (pdf) http://bit.ly/OPrtyZ Cisco Bring Your Own Device : White Paper (pdf)
Device Freedom Without Compromising the IT Network
This paper discusses the how this trend will affect businesses, explores the challenges it creates for IT ...
and outlines the Cisco technologies that are part of the solution. Cisco offers a comprehensive architecture to address these challenges, allowing end users the freedom to bring their choice of device to work while still affording IT the controls to ensure security and prevent data loss.
10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms http://edudemic.com/2012/08/byod-classrooms/ 10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether It’s Worked Or Not)
With budgets tight, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without having to shell out for a device for each student. A solution for many has been to make classes BYOD (short for “bring your own device”), which allows students to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and to use them in the classroom and share them with other students.
It’s a promising idea, especially for schools that don’t have big tech budgets, but it has met with some criticism from those who don’t think that it’s a viable long-term or truly budget-conscious decision.
The First Five Days of School with BYOT http://byotnetwork.com/2012/07/25/the-first-five-days-of-school-with-byot/ The First Five Days of School with BYOT
From my conversations with teachers around the country (USA), many educators are returning to schools with new policies aimed at encouraging students to Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) to facilitate learning experiences.
In thinking about the first five days in a BYOT classroom, what kinds of things should happen to successfully begin this transformational implementation?
BYOT Network http://byotnetwork.com/ BYOT Network
This blog is called the BYOT Network because through our networking with our technology tools that we experience new ideas, form communities, and collaborate to design solutions to problems.
In this blog, I will discuss the issues related to learning in a connected network that is facilitated by the tools of our digital culture – our personal technology devices.
I will also offer advice and support to professionals interested in learning more about how to help students use their own technology to support their learning.
BRING Your Own Mobile Devices to School http://bit.ly/PtqOCx BRING Your Own Mobile Devices to School
This paper discusses the challenges and solutions IT administrators are facing and how HP is addressing the security and management of the multiple devices being introduced into the wireless/wired network.
NCCS Bring Your Own Device (BYOD / BYOT) http://byod.northcantonschools.org/ NCCS Bring Your Own Device (BYOD / BYOT)
A "Bring Your Own Device" Pilot Program permitting students to bring their own Internet connected devices to Hoover High School began Second Semester 2012.
The length of this pilot program will depend on (1) the success of students adhering to the guidelines and policies for use of their own technology at school; and (2) success of adapting instruction and improving learning in the classroom.
On this website you will find information about this BYOD program including frequently asked questions, student policies, helpful resources, and links for further learning.
: BYOD - Parent Guidelines (Frequently Asked Questions)
: BYOD - HHS Student Conduct Code
Getting Your District Ready for a BYOD Plan [recording] http://thejournal.com/webcasts/2011/12/avaya_district-ready-byod-plan.aspx Getting Your District Ready for a BYOD or 1 to 1 Computing Plan
As K-12 budgets continue to tighten, a growing number of school districts are looking at "1 to 1 computing" or introducing "bring your own device" (BYOD) strategies as a way to expand mobile and digital learning — allowing for greater access to interactive digital curricula, electronic textbooks and online applications — into the classroom.
View this recorded webinar to get a detailed action plan for implementing a 1 to 1 or BYOD strategy in your district. Tune in when Spring Independent School District in Texas and experts in mobile learning reveal.
Are You Ready for BYOD? http://bit.ly/J7eDdL Are You Ready for BYOD?
The do's and don'ts of beefing up your wireless network to handle the bring-your-own-device movement.
T.H.E. Journal asked five K-12 technology leaders from all over the United States to describe the paths they took to BYOD, the preparations they made, the lessons they learned, and the most important questions they asked vendors--or wish they'd asked.
7 Myths About BYOD Debunked [BYOT] http://thejournal.com/Articles/2011/11/09/7-BYOD-Myths.aspx?Page=1 7 Myths About BYOD Debunked
- Myth No. 1: BYOD deepens the digital divide.
- Myth No. 2: BYOD will result in lessons geared toward the weakest device.
- Myth No. 3: BYOD will cause students to be distracted.
- Myth No. 4: Teachers need to become experts in all the technology students own.
- Myth No. 5: BYOD will result in students engaging in dangerous activities.
- Myth No. 6: Cell phones are not that powerful, so we should not waste our time with them.
- Myth No. 7: BYOD will necessitate the standardization of apps and software across all devices.
BYOT? Bring it on http://byot.me/ BYOT? Bring it on
An international forum for all schools seeking to make the best use of BYOT.
All the case study schools we examined in the UK, US, Australia, and NZ that had normalised the use of the digital in the classroom were moving naturally to a model of BYOT.
In researching and writing BYOT, one of the first international studies of BYOT in schools, what struck us was the reality that in time every school in a Western democracy will adopt some type of BYOT, and that it is already apparent this development will have a profound impact.
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