Participatory learning: Transforming schools with digital media

BYOD policies must recognize employees’ privacy rights

BYOD guidelines are just being defined, but one warning must rise above the din, this author says: never, ever, try to gain unauthorized access to an employee's private social networking site.

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After iPads, Minnesota District Moves Forward with BYOD

To ensure students thrive in a technology-rich world, the Le Sueur-Henderson school district has put over 400 iPads in the hands of STEM and middle school students. Next up: BYOD for high school students.

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Big District Wi-Fi Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Districts

Even small districts with limited budgets and staff can be high tech with the latest Wi-Fi technology

First-Ever IT Leader Survey Stresses BYOD, Budget Issues

District IT leaders are prioritizing BYOD, assessment readiness, and broadband access for their schools, despite that 80 percent predict flat or declining IT budgets for the upcoming year, according to the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) first-of-its-kind National IT Leadership Survey.

At Virginia Schools, Technology Makes Learning More Fun

Search YouTube for "York County School Division Young Adult Literature Reviews" and you'll find 56 short videos of Grafton High School students talking about books they recommend to their peers. These tech savvy reviews—a reinvention of the classic book report—are just one example of how the York County School Division's bring your own technology initiative is changing the way students are learning.

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Six Reasons Why You Should Use Six Laptops in Your Classroom

As an advocate of project-based learning and student-directed learning, I wanted my students to be able to use computers to create projects using the many different webtools available on the internet. There was just one problem ... I didn't have any working computers in my classroom.

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Changing the Network to Connect the Learner Anywhere, Anytime

The Consortium for School Networking and global technology company Qualcomm have come together to help schools understand the evolving needs of education networks. Through Designing Education Networks, a project funded by Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative, the partnership aims to provide guidance and resources for district tech decision makers who are developing a wireless infrastructure to support a one-device-per student 24/7 learning environment.

Florida School District Embracing BYOT

This week, Collier County (Fla.) Public School District Superintendent Kamela Patton will lead a team of 38 district officials heading to Georgia to learn more about bring your own technology, or BYOT, through a conference held by the Forsyth County school district, which oversees Kelly Mill Elementary in Cumming, Ga. The 39,000-student district north of Atlanta has a BYOT policy at all 36 of its schools.

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Instead of Banning Cellphones, Schools Should Teach Responsible Use

With caution in mind, BYOD seems like an amazing opportunity to reach kids where many are already -- in front of a screen -- and help them explore the promise and dangers of our digital age.

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