Tag Archives: BYOD

Maybe laptops in class is not such a good idea?

“Research shows students who used laptops in the class received poorer grades.” Perhaps the pendulum has swung too far… I have already initiated the use of notepad and pencil for note taking as I have found student notes on Google … Continue reading

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Banning mobile phones

I wonder if New Zealand will go down the path of banning cell phones in schools. Possibly a little bit futile, given that many schools have BYOD (not cellphones) policies in place and students can still communicate via a range … Continue reading

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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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