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Bring Your Own Device/Technology (BYOD/BYOT)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carleen Allison Nov 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Many schools are implementing, or deciding to implement, BYOD/BYOT programs.  I think this is a great idea as it teaches students how to use their personal devices to supplement/enhance their…Continue

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Chris Zawacki replied to Nicole Olbrish's discussion Cyberbullying
"Hi Nicole:   The National Council for Crime Prevention has an abundance of resources for cyberbullying that includes podcasts and downladable content.  Here is the link: http://www.ncpc.org/cyberbullying   Good luck!   Chris"
Nov 7, 2012
Carleen Allison left a comment for Chris Zawacki
"LOL....absolutely.  You are so right.  Twitter is a PLN in and of itself.  I just need to make the time to start following educators.  Thanks again.  Carleen"
Nov 7, 2012
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Chris Zawacki left a comment for Carleen Allison
"Our school has blocked Twitter also.  I use it professionally to interact with other educators/administrators.  I also follow education chats on a consistent basis.  Even if you can't use it with students, you may want to use it…"
Nov 7, 2012
Carleen Allison left a comment for Chris Zawacki
"Thanks Chris.  I wish I could use this.  My district is still blocking Twitter for the students."
Nov 7, 2012
Carleen Allison replied to Chris Zawacki's discussion Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
"Franklin Regional is piloting the a BYOD (same as BYOT) program at our high school right now.  Initial feedback is positive from the teachers at the high school.  The middle school is next for implementing the program.  I will use…"
Nov 7, 2012
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Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)

Many schools are implementing, or deciding to implement, BYOD/BYOT programs.  I think this is a great idea as it teaches students how to use their personal devices to supplement/enhance their learning.  I still think there are schools that may not support such a program due to cell phone/device restrictions.  What is the philosophy of your school regarding BYOT?  For additional information, here is the link to a BYOT Network Blog: http://byotnetwork.com/See More
Nov 6, 2012
Chris Zawacki commented on Rachelle Babcock's blog post Digital Camera's in the classroom
"Great video Rachelle!  I use one when my students participate in the mock trial at the end of the school year.  The the students use the pictures in Photostory to create a really neat story with narration."
Nov 6, 2012
Chris Zawacki commented on Audra Mullner's blog post The use if IPADS in special education classrooms
"Audra:   Here is a link to a really good article regarding IPads in the special education classroom.  It has in depth information as well as additional links to resources, articles, videos, etc.  I hope you find it…"
Oct 26, 2012
Chris Zawacki replied to Sasha Reese's discussion Apps for that....
"Hi Sasha:   When I teach about the Great Depression I have the students do a stock market project to learn about how stock works.  The students invest "$10,000" in stock in companies of their choice.  The students…"
Oct 24, 2012
Chris Zawacki replied to David Petrick's discussion How has technology in your classroom impact student learning and achievement?
"Hi Dennis:   I would like to know a little more about the informal study group you are involved with.  It sounds very interesting.  Would it be possible for you to share some information with me?  Thanks!!"
Oct 23, 2012
Chris Zawacki left a comment for Sasha Reese
"Hi Sasha: I found a really informative blog on incorporating Twitter into the classroom.  Here is the link:  http://blog.web20classroom.org/   "
Oct 9, 2012
Chris Zawacki left a comment for Carleen Allison
"Hey Carleen, I found a really informative blog on incorporating Twitter into the classroom.  Here is the link:  http://blog.web20classroom.org/"
Oct 9, 2012
Chris Zawacki replied to David Petrick's discussion How has technology in your classroom impact student learning and achievement?
"David, I agree with you that technology is an excellent tool teachers can use to enhance instruction.  An issue at times is when technology breaks down and the lack of resources to remedy the situation can cause a barrier to…"
Oct 5, 2012
David Petrick left a comment for Chris Zawacki
"Chris,  I reviewed the link and it has excellent activities for students.  I plan to use the link to extend learning beyond a textbook.  When we make learning more meaningful and apply to the students' own world, then they are…"
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At 10:32am on November 7, 2012, Carleen Allison said…

LOL....absolutely.  You are so right.  Twitter is a PLN in and of itself.  I just need to make the time to start following educators.  Thanks again.  Carleen

At 9:49am on November 7, 2012, Carleen Allison said…

Thanks Chris.  I wish I could use this.  My district is still blocking Twitter for the students.

At 3:53am on October 5, 2012, David Petrick said…

Chris, 

I reviewed the link and it has excellent activities for students.  I plan to use the link to extend learning beyond a textbook.  When we make learning more meaningful and apply to the students' own world, then they are more engaged and learning can be fun.

At 4:42pm on September 25, 2012, Rachelle Babcock said…

Check out the link below...it has some great activities for students. Videos and online quizes and even a section to create your own quiz :)

 

http://www.neok12.com/

At 5:11pm on September 23, 2012, Lenni D. Nedley said…

As I am surfing during the Steelers game, I came across the following website that you may find helpful (I hope):

http://thwt.org/index.php/lessons-activities/us-history

 
 
 

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