Powering Up for BYOT
Why Do I Care?
Must be frequent, routine part of the classroom
Today's Learners- Generation Z
- Tech savvy
- Let kids teach kids
- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
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?
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?
reflects on and adapts to ever-changing world
- 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
Instructional Strategies for BYOT
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
Examples done by teachers
Could use: Paper 53, Educreations, PixStitch & Instaquote, Font Candy, Skitch
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.
Powering Up the Questions
Shouldn't be just fact based
Multiple questions within one question
Real life type questions and how it applies
This link provides examples. Find the page for roles/audiences and products.
Flipping the Classroom with BYOT
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
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.
PearlTrees- Brainstorming tool that moves towards a project
Educreations- Make your own how to videos
Faces iMake- create faces, then add music and voice recording to narrate story
Don't be hung up on apps. These are tools the students can use.