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BYOD

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th October 2014

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/how-byod-programs-can-fuel-inquiry-learning/ Inquiry-based learning grounded in authentic projects go hand in hand with BYOD. This shift allows teachers to address issues of digital citizenship like privacy, respecting others’ work, and standing up to improper uses on a daily basis as they arise. “If they’re using that laptop in the [...]

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Of Space and Clouds: how do we manage our data and apps

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 26th August 2014

Jessica C., August 14, 2014: “One of my favourite things about Portable Apps is that I don’t have to pester the IT folk at work, get approvals, and wait to use the program I want to at work. It’s the best.” While FSW (http://fcw.com/home.aspx) looks beyond BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and coins a new [...]

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Backchannel: is it only K12 moving that direction?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 28th May 2014

A backchannel – a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity — provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. In a recent article by Edutopia: The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom. (n.d.). Edutopia. Retrieved May 28, 2014, from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/backchannel-student-voice-blended-classroom-beth-holland the author brings yet another argument in support [...]

Posted in e-learning, instructional technology, learning, learning styles, mobile learning, social media, technology literacy | 1 Comment »

Open or free learner response software (i.e. BYOD clickers)

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th February 2014

Excellent thread in the LinkedIn Higher Education Teaching and Learning discussion group: Open or free learner response software (i.e. BYOD clickers)? Dominik SeifertPh.D. Student, Experienced Software Engineer & Education Enthusiast I am currently preparing for next semester. A learner response system allows the instructor (or presenting students) to easily interact with a large audience by posing [...]

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How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning | Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class. Backchanneling.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th January 2014

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning. Backchanneling. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/how-byod-programs-can-fuel-inquiry-learning/ creating a learner profile, a set of criteria the school district wanted students to learn while in school. That profile includes: seek knowledge and understanding; think critically and solve problems; listen, communicate, and interact effectively; exhibit strong personal qualities; and engage and compete in a global [...]

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10 Major Mobile Learning Trends to Watch For

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th January 2014

Location-based integration. The domination of ebooks. Cloud computing in schools. Bring-your-own-device classrooms. Online collaborative learning.  The rise of the tablet. Online class management.  Social media for education. Snack learning. Mobile learning in workplace training. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/07/10-major-mobile-learning-trends-to-watch-for/

Posted in Cloud computing, Desire2Learn (D2L), distance learning, distributive learning, E-Learning Authoring Tool, hybrid learning, information technology, learning, mobile devices, mobile learning, online learning, social media | No Comments »

Is it appropriate for schools to require that parents buy expensive electronics as school supplies?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th November 2013

Is it appropriate for schools to require that parents buy expensive electronics as school supplies? #edtech #edchat http://ow.ly/qtZUy Around 100 students wait for the library to open before the start of classes each day so that they can get on a computer, he said, and Framingham High is purchasing 400 inexpensive Chromebook laptop computers this year to help [...]

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BYOD kids-want, parents-want, teachers-?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th May 2013

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/05/parents-want-kids-to-use-mobile-devices-in-schools/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 Grunwald Associates and the Learning First Alliance with support from AT&T, found that, according to data from a representative nationwide sample of nearly 2,400 parents, more than four in five K-12 students at least occasionally use some sort of computing device, including mobile devices like tablets or smartphones, or laptop computers. related: Should Schools Subsidize Mobile Phones [...]

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