Tag Archives: BYOD

And the most popular device for BYOD is?

From a recent sample of 200 Year 9 and 10 students at Wellington East Girls College. WEGC are just starting their third year where Year 9 students are required to bring their own devices (BYOD). The BYOD policy is platform … Continue reading

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Workplace safety and BYOD Part 3

Following on from my communications with Workplace Health and Safety I received the following response from Ministry of Education regarding BYOD obligations. In short … schools are on their own (sort of). Thank you for your inquiry about the use of digital … Continue reading

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Workplace safety and BYOD

I sent the email below to Worksafe a few days ago as  a private citizen. I have yet to receive a reply or even acknowledgement from a human… Hi, Is there any specific guidance/requirements with respect to student usage of … Continue reading

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BYOD can be a problem when…

BYOD can be a problem when it take two months to fix a Chromebook under manufacturers warranty (rather than paid for extended warranty). I have  a student who has been waiting two months for a repair by Noel Leeming (or … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Interesting 2015

Reflecting on the last year, and using the deBono technique of Good Bad Interesting, I have come up with the following (limited to 17 in total and not in any order of priority): Good Coaching the senior second soccer team – … Continue reading

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N4L promoting inspection of HTTPS traffic

In a recent issue of Interface there is an important article discussing the merits of N4L being able to inspect HTTPS traffic (involving installation of SSL certificates to BYOD devices). The arguments, primarily around student safety, mirror those of a wider debate … Continue reading

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Scaremongering on OECD report about use of technology in schools

Worth  a read if you want a well informed view on the recent OECD report “Computers, Students and Learning”. My favorite line  “Has anyone looked into the impact of using biro and refill on test outcomes? “ http://www.teachingandelearning.com/2015/09/tech-doesnt-improve-student-results.html  

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