for K-12 educators and
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Just the mention of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) can garner both positive and negative perceptions. For starters, allowing students to bring their own devices into the classroom means that IT departments have a larger number of devices and device types to troubleshoot when something goes wrong.
The mere idea of students actually being allowed to use a mobile phone in the classroom might sound a bit out of the norm. And while texting inside the classroom could be considered even a stranger idea, the benefits of meeting students where they are can be priceless, sparking some fascinating engagement.
As part of President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative, the grant application is now available online with the first phase applications are due by July 15, 2014. AT&T has partnered with Connected Nation to administer the application process and select schools to participate.
Technology provides innovative learning opportunities for students and teachers alike, but it’s important to recognize that there is a difference between technology integration and simply using technology in the classroom.
A new report from Speak Up, The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations, takes a look at the “different ways that students are currently personalizing learning using technology.”