Best Practices in a BYOD Environment for Grades 5 - 12

Introduction

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Your district has decided to implement a BYOD policy (Bring your own device); so what's next? What is BYOD and why do we need it? How will a student benefit from such a policy and how will this affect your teaching?

BYOD stands for "bring our own device". With this policy in place students are permitted to bring thier mobile devices to school for instructional purposes. In this course you will learn about BYOD, what educators think about BYOD and how various types of mobile devices can be used for instruction, both inside and outside of the classroom.


By the end of this mini course you will be able to:

1. define various types of mobile devices and list at least five functions that would enhance student engagement.

2. identify at least three mobile applications and define classroom uses for such applications.

3. enhance three current lesson plans to include a moble application/technology component.

4. identify at least six ways in which student engagement is enhanced by integrating mobile technology in a classroom setting.

5. contribute at least three lessons to a shared WikiSpace page which will contain mobile technology integrated lesson plans that they have created in the class.

6. List the characteristics of the 21st Century Learner and identify mobile technology tools that address the needs of this type of learner.


Lets get started! Begin with Unit 1 below!


Units

Unit 1 - The 21st Century Learner

Unit 2 - Mobile Devices for Teaching and Learning

Unit 3 - Mobile Optimized Applications and Web 2.0 Tools

Unit 4 - Lesson Plans and Assessment

Unit 5 - Culmination: Posting Lesson in a Shared Environment


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