Powering Up for BYOT

3/3/14 Workshop

"Devices Up"

Use this to let everyone know they can use their technology.



Give website for students to access. http://m.socrative.com.

Teacher can sign in and create quiz from scratch to give to students. Use with any device and use like clickers. Students put their name in and teachers can get reports emailed to them when finished.

Why Do I Care?

Go from using technology to technology integration

Must be frequent, routine part of the classroom

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Today's Learners- Generation Z

  • Tech savvy
  • Let kids teach kids
  • Smart
  • Are flexible and expect institutions to be flexible
  • Brains wired for fast content delivery- can't handle one input source
  • High self-esteem and easy to use digital tools lead them to think they can do anything
  • Prefer collaboration
When I Become A Teacher

Kids w/Mobile Devices

  • More likely to study more between 6-8 am than those without
  • More likely to track own progress
  • study 40 minutes more each week

Digital Location

  • Need place where you can share digital resources with your students.
  • The platform doesn't matter- wiki, website, Moddle, Edmodo, etc.
  • Teachers have to give up some control in the classroom- do baby steps along the way

Technology Use Spectrum

Take small baby steps to work your way to Transforming

  • Literacy- Now that you're done with your real work, you can play with your device- technology stories, tool skills, no questions
  • Adapting- same stories, consumers, closed questions (lower order thinking skills)- take something you've always done and decorating it with technology
  • Transforming-new stories, producers, open questions- authentic, real-world tasks, higher order thinking skills

BYOT Guidelines

  • Appropriate websites only
  • kid friendly search engines
  • I trust you!

Focus on choice- allow students to use what they have.

Teachers are content experts and allow students to figure out devices/tools to use.

Above And Beyond
How would this change if they had not won the race?

Communication- What are we looking for?

  • multi-modal communications
  • provide supporting evidence and design work for a particular audience

Collaboration- What are we looking for?

regularly work together

shared responsibility

make substantive decisions together

Creativity- What are we looking for?


solve a problem

address an issue

make something new

Critical Thinking- What are we looking for?

Real-world situation or simulate them

reflects on and adapts to ever-changing world

Classroom Management

  • Devices Up, Devices Down- make sign to put up to know when to use or not
  • One Bud- can't put both buds in so students can hear
  • Always visible- especially during tests- keep it on desk during testing
  • Each one, Teach one- Seed 2-3 people with this is how it works and let them help each other
  • Teacher: Show me that you have mastered the content Student: How can I do that using my device(s)?

Phases of Implementation

Policy Change

Philosophical Change

Instructional Adaptation

Educational Acceptance

Instructional Strategies for BYOT

Backchannel Discussion



Google Docs

poll everywhere


Have active discussion while watching videos. Ask questions and have students respond.

Cognitive Value of Backchanneling

  • creating community of learners
  • clarify complicated/less clear materials
  • reflecting on learning leads to retention
  • greater class participation
  • Synthesizing- higher order thinking

Create An Image to Show Understanding

Illuminate this quote pics4learning.com- Create picture, photograph, drawing, images, etc.


Examples done by teachers


Could use: Paper 53, Educreations, PixStitch & Instaquote, Font Candy, Skitch


Students always have them on their desk, not in a backpack.

Teachers must keep classroom door locked when out of the room.

Personalize your device.

Parents/students are responsible for their own device.

Nearpod & Classflow

Reaching Consensus and Responding as a Team

  • Determine the avg width of a strand of human hair divided by the length of the longest blue whale ever measured.
  • Divide the price of a Le Creuset enameled cast-iron skillet by the price of all the real estate in FL.
  • How many seconds would it take a common snail to travel from Stockholm to Moscow?

This is about process! What does this look like in your classroom?


How Can You Use Your Device to Learn?

  • 1st time- spend 15 minutes fooling around with it, connecting to network, how it works
  • Have students get up and move to share how to use their device to learn.


Twitter Chat

#byotchat Thursday Night @ 8pm

Powering Up the Questions

Add more to questions

Shouldn't be just fact based

Multiple questions within one question

Real life type questions and how it applies

Jamie McKenzie's Question Press







Standards/Criteria for Success

This link provides examples. Find the page for roles/audiences and products.

Flipping the Classroom with BYOT

Create a quick demonstration of how to do something.

Test Review- give each pair a concept and have them create a video. Share these videos with the class on Edmodo so all can access them.

Every child is a story yet to be told.

Community Idea Bank

Create a bank of ideas for things to do with different assignments.

Don't create learned helplessness, waiting for the teacher to tell me what to do.

Kids should be creating videos that are worthy to include in media center (library). Can be included as long as that kid is at our school. Like making your own Khan Academy.

Can your child be included in media? This should be one question.

App Tastic


PearlTrees- Brainstorming tool that moves towards a project

Virtual Manipulatives

Educreations- Make your own how to videos

Learnist- Pinterest for learning APP Link

Faces iMake- create faces, then add music and voice recording to narrate story

3D Cell Stain


Science 360

Talking Tom


Snap Guide


Don't be hung up on apps. These are tools the students can use.

Pedagogy Wheel for Blooms & technology use