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Jul 31

Finham Park: The roots of our BYOD journey

Ever since I’ve been using BYOD in my lessons in school (I work in a secondary school in Coventry), I’ve also looked at a variety of other pedagogies which I think are particularly well served by it. One of these pedagogies is the idea of flipped learning, an idea which has been around for years, but has been popularised by Salman Khan through his Khan Academy in recent years. If you’re not familiar with flipping, the blog I wrote about it can be found here.

A lot of the most useful tools I use to flip my classroom are outlined here: I offer them up on this forum because, as I’ve said earlier, the vast majority are made considerably easier by BYOD, and more especially by students being able to access their own differentiated materials and videos on their own devices, at home or in the classroom. It was this interest which finally led me to do more than just dabbling with the iPad set I had for my department, and create lessons and schemes based around their more or less constant use.

If you want to know exactly how we started to use those devices, read on…

BLOG POST: My iPad journey

Feedback and comments most welcome. I hope it’s helpful. It has pictures and stuff too…

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  1. BYOD In Schools: Our rationale and preparations for roll-out - Digital Leader Network

    […] have blogged elsewhere about how I came to use mobile technology in school as part of my lessons, and how BYOD has transformed the way in which my students learn and access […]

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