Every device has its limitations (iPads & Adobe Flash). But they also have their strengths (Android’s OS flexibility). You may have heard of ‘app smashing,’ but how about ‘device smashing?’ How are students (& teachers) in a collaborative environment able to best use each device’s strengths to their advantage?
Learn more about leveraging “device diversity” in the BYOT classroom with special guest moderator, Felix Jacomino, in #BYOTchat in Twitter, on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9:00 PM EST. Felix is the Director of Technology of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, FL. He presents regularly on utilizing instructional technology tools for new learning opportunities and is currently organizing the mobile learning event, Miami Device.
When implementing a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative, one of the first questions to be considered is “What about students who don’t have devices?” The BYOTchat team and special guests, Michael Mills, Jessica Herring, Sandy Kendell, and Michael Flood will discuss the issue of BYOT Equity on Thursday, December 5, at 9:00 PM EST. Join the discussion in #BYOTchat in Twitter to understand different forms of inequity; to explore strategies for achieving equity within the classroom; and to discover possible solutions for ensuring equity beyond the walls of the school and into the students’ homes and communities. Come prepared with your questions, ideas, and procedures for accomplishing equity in your learning environments, as we contemplate equity for BYOT.
The BYOTchat team will not be moderating our regular #BYOTchat in Twitter on Thursday, 11/21, and Thursday, 11/28. Please continue to tweet out your ideas and resources to the #BYOTchat hashtag in Twitter, and be sure to join our next regular #BYOTchat on Thursday, 12/5, at 9PM EST to discuss Strategies for BYOT Equity!
One of most significant impacts technology has had on education is the ability for educators to implement blended learning. Quality blended learning, which goes beyond applying 20th century teaching practices with “watch this online video outside of class,” allows teachers the opportunity to differentiate their instruction, to apply mastery-based assessment and to personalize instruction to meet each student’s needs.
Join #BYOTchat at 9PM ET on Thursday, November 14, as we welcome nationally-known blended learning expert Dr. Nellie Deutsch @nelliemuller to help guide our discussion.
Are you a Do It Yourself (DIY) kind of teacher who is always on the lookout for great ideas that engage student learning? If yes, then you will won’t want to miss the discussion in #BYOTchat in Twitter on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 9:00 PM EST! Our special guest moderator, Jon Samuelson @ipadsammy, will be sharing strategies for using apps, tools, and projects for BYOT and mobile learning. Visit Jon’s website at http://www.ipadsammy.com/ to see the resources he has curated for digital age learning. Jon is a co-host of the the Techandia Podcast on EdReach and The TechEducator Podcast on TeacherCast, He has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators by any means necessary, so #BYOTchat will be a great avenue for us to learn with him!
When implementing Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) within the classroom, there is an opportunity to empower students to own the learning, just as they own their technology tools. We’ve been thinking about what BYOT in action looks like in a classroom, and many teachers need to grasp that vision in order to make it a reality. In fact, during last week’s BYOTchat I had the following conversation with Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu):
So what happens in a classroom where students do own the learning? What are some strategies for teaching content within that learning environment? What is the function of student-owned technology in facilitating student-owned learning? Join the #byotchat team in Twitter on Thursday, 10/17/13, at 9pm EST to discuss Owning the Learning with BYOT.
#BYOTchat is excited to welcome Mr. Eric Sheninger as guest moderator for Thursday, October 10. Mr. Sheninger is the Principal at New Milford High School in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Mr. Sheninger (@NMHS_Principal) is an ardent supporter of the use of technology both in and out of the classroom. New Milford High School is in the third year of their successful BYOD program. He is a strong supporter of using social media in schools.
Mr. Sheninger is the recipient of many awards including the 2013 Bammy Award for Secondary Principal of the Year. His full biography is available on his website, EricScheninger.com and on his blog, A Principal’s Reflection.
Join #BYOTchat in Twitter on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 9:00 PM EST to celebrate Connected Educators Month with Special Guest Eric Sheninger.
So your district allows BYOT? That’s a great first step into increasing access to learning for your students. But what about the parents? Where do they fit into this new digital world? They have concerns from too much screen time to too much distraction. The lines of teaching digital wellness are forever blurred. Join us for this week’s #byotchat on Thursday, October 3, at 9 PM EST where will search for answers to these questions and more. Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) will be moderating this chat. He’s the Director of Instructional Technology of Eanes ISD – a former BYOT district (now 1:1 K-12) in Austin, TX.