Jeffrey Young examines libraries that are adapting to the 21st century educational environment buy lending out tech gadgets to students.
Technology integration has caused a monumental shift to an education system that had remained unchanged since the arrival of the traditional classroom model. While educators have (for the most part) been eager to join the educational technology revolution the question has persisted: why integrate technology into the classroom?
Incorporating wireless devices can positively influence learning in the classroom. When implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy into your classroom, there are always many things to consider.
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis creates a extensive toolkit that examines 51 tools for those implementing BYOD in their classrooms. The listed apps will help give you BYOD options for presenting, note taking, link sharing, and many more learning strategies.
The Chronicle of Higher Education examines why educators should be paying attention to the recent debate over net neutrality happening in America.
Bring your own device or BYOD is a technology adaptation strategy that is most commonly used in workplaces and education. In regards to education, BYOD has instructors taking advantage of student-owned devices being in the classroom, incorporating their use into various lessons, assignments, and tasks. The devices most often referred to in BYOD are laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
Participoll is an online polling tool that integrates with PowerPoint. There is a fairly open free version that anyone can sign up to, but for more options within this tool you will have to pay.
Sli.do is a great tool that allows for students to use their mobile devices to interact with their instructor, and the course content. Students can answer questions posed by the instructors and see the results (in the form of graphs). They can also ask questions to their instructor through their device.
This article thoroughly examines methods of migrating a course from the face-to-face environment to an online environment while maintaining student engagement. It provides ideas that can be seen as a checklist for those designing an online course to best replicate what works well in the face-to-face classroom.
This Edutopia blog post from Joshua Block explores the benefits of reflection and closing in gauging student retention of content and pushing them towards a deeper understanding of course material.