Archive for the ‘BYOD’ Category

As a college professor and frequent presenter at professional development events and such, I always invite and even encourage my attendees to use handheld or laptop devices during my presentations. I do so because I like to interact with my listeners while I present via backchanneling and also with polls. I love to share results, feedback, and questions on the screen in real time and also gather data about the effectiveness of my work. However, not everyone agrees with this practice. Read about some research that sheds some light on this issue at   https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/business/laptops-not-during-lecture-or-meeting.html found at Bryan Alexander’s Facebook page.

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What effects does the use of BYOD have on teacher’s lesson planning?  What tools should be used to reap a benefit from using digital devices? Read more about this topic at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/11/20/textbooks-unbundling-byod/

Find ideas here at https://www.edutopia.org/article/3-tips-managing-phone-use-class?utm_source=Edutopia%20News&utm_campaign=3cc0f5a9fe-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_101117_enews_whystudentsforget_mc&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29295b4c8b-3cc0f5a9fe-47933087

Read more in 3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class at https://www.edutopia.org/article/3-tips-managing-phone-use-class

I encourage all of my colleagues reading this to seek out training to make use of the awesome power of digital devices in their classes.  Engage your learners with instant clicker-like feedback tools, collaboration tasks, and more!

Read more in WHY PROFESSORS SHOULDN’T BAN SMARTPHONES at http://www.thetechedvocate.org/professors-shouldnt-ban-smartphones/

Read and learn Teaching? I’m on the phone at https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/nofiredrills.com/2016/08/29/teaching-im-on-the-phone/amp/

Excerpt and tips:

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Read Mobile devices put students in control at https://www.iste.org/explore/ArticleDetail?articleid=163