School Fuel Apps
School Fuel provides customized app and resource libraries aligned to Common Core Standards helping schools deliver the right apps to the right students at the right time – on any device. At launch, School Fuel provides nearly 1,000 free curated iOS and Android applications. Participating schools have immediate access to this quality app library and can easily add additional apps and digital learning resources to share with students.
Schools using the popular Google Apps for Education solution can install a free version of School Fuel from the Google Apps Marketplace.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in BYOD | Posted on April 12, 2013
Bring Your Own Device – Policy Livebinder has some fabulous resources for school districts wanting to make the move to BYOD.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in 1:1 Computing, BYOD | Posted on April 3, 2013
Common Sense Media 1:1 Planning Guide
Rolling out a 1-to-1 technology program can be a daunting task for any school or district. After talking to some of the most forward-thinking 1-to-1 administrators and teachers, we’ve got the inside scoop … and we’re here to share it with you!
1-to-1 Essentials offers the guidance you need in order to proactively, rather than reactively, address issues that schools commonly face when going 1-to-1. We encourage you to explore, customize, and choose the resources that will best support your school community.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in BYOD | Posted on March 18, 2013
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Why It’s A Good Idea has several ideas for consideration in preparing for a Bring Your Own Device Program.
Here is a nice collection of parent permission slips for technology use put together by Vicki Davis on Cool Cat Teacher blog. Several are excellent to modify for middle and high school students.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in BYOD, Mobile Learning | Posted on February 18, 2013
50 Shades of Mobile has a list of 50 resources to use with mobile learning including separate sites for mobile phones, iPads, and BYOT.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in BYOD | Posted on January 14, 2013
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in BYOD, Technology Planning | Posted on January 7, 2013
Here are two thorough and well thought out guides for districts planning a bring your own device policy.
K-12 Blueprint for BYOD
Making BYOD Work in Schools – Three School Districts That Have Figured it Out
44 Smart Ways to Use Smart Phones in Class We all know our students have a smart phone in their pocket. This article gives some great ideas for harnessing the power of this technology in your classroom.
Project Red is a research study on the implications of technology in learning and student achievement. In addition, there are resources available for all school stakeholders on implementing change through 1:1 technology implementation.
Digital Textbook Playbook
The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country. The playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that have engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.
Socrative.Com Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. There is an informational video with more details. Looks like a great idea for BYOD classrooms.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in BYOD | Posted on November 15, 2011
7 Myths Debunked About BYOD is an informative article from THE JOURNAL by Lisa Nielson. Good reading for schools and districts contemplating a BYOD policy change.
Bring Your Own Devices: How Do You Do It? is an article from Ed Tech Sandy blog.