Tag Archive: BYOD

Aug 07

BYOD In Schools – Part 4: Student Engagement

This year has seen our school begin the process of implementing a Bring Your Own Device Strategy(BYOD) across the whole school, notionally led by me, which is somewhat worrying. Fortunately my erstwhile co-leader @Gripweed1 has made up for my many deficiencies in the process, and we enter the final half-term of the year, 6 months after starting, having …

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Aug 04

BYOD In Schools: Staff training

BYOD Implementation In Schools – Part 3: Staff training A BYOD roll-out in any school is a massive under-taking. It represents nothing less than a seismic shift in teaching and learning in schools, and lifts the glass ceiling off the heads of student achievement by giving them a huge degree of independence. Potentially. But there …

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Aug 02

Implementing BYOD In Schools: Policies, training and trialling

A BYOD implementation strategy for a whole-school has to be more water-tight than a duck: Forgive me if I lapse into jargon. There are so many different aspects which have to be lined up simultaneously that at times it feels like shooting basketballs into hoops but only getting points if five go in at exactly …

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Aug 01

BYOD In Schools: Our rationale and preparations for roll-out

BYOD: A Rationale And An Implementation Strategy I 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 learning. The next phase was to work out how the benefits of this could be …

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Jul 31

Taxonomy of an iPad lesson

When people first hear about our BYOD scheme at Finham Park, they’re usually impressed with the potential, the enthusiasm of the students, and the number of clear advantages they can cite from the work we’ve done. But the devil is always in the detail, in working out how to incorporate the full potential of BYOD …

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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, …

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