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More than ever in today’s classrooms technology integration is redefining the learning process. Digital tools can be incorporated in a variety of ways- from games, online textbooks, videos, apps, web 2.0 tools, learning management systems (like Converge☺ )...the list goes on and on. But the end result is evident: digital…

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Last week marked the annual Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando, FL.  This premier edtech conference was an amazing opportunity for the eTechCampus team to share our commitment in supporting educators as they provide innovative instruction for today’s digital learner.  It came as no surprise that the best part of…

BYOD

I remember vividly the joy and excitement of rolling out one of the first large scale 1 to 1 programs using tablets in our region of the country. We had spent two years planning, piloting, researching, holding public forums, and building a general excitement around the “roll out”. We challenged teachers to change the way they think about content delivery and assessment, teaching them the skills needed to give students 24/7 access to content by leveraging our LMS and creating a hybrid “flipped” classroom. We used the implementation as a change agent to reassess how teaching and learning were occurring in our classrooms.

Today we work with 1 to 1 and BYOD programs across the country and have found that they are all unique in their organization, execution, and measures of success. However, I have noticed a growing trend of schools claiming that they have a BYOD initiative, but upon further examination – they aren’t really a program at all. The school has just made the technological leap to compete with McDonalds, Starbucks, and your local hotel, in allowing students to connect their devices to the network.

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