Tag Archives: BYOD

More not less dedicated computer suites. Huh?

With the advent of BYOD I anticipated less rather than more dedicated computer suites. As it turns out this is not the case. Digital Technologies students often use specialized computer programs (XAMPP, PyScripter, Photoshop/GIMP etc…). Chromebooks and IPads simply don’t … Continue reading

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1,000 hours of lost productivity each hour

With the move to Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and increasing reliance on using online resources it can be catastrophic if the network fails. Indeed if you have a roll of  1,000 students you could (in theory) lose 1,000 hours … Continue reading

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Literacy challenge

I am undertaking an inquiry into literacy requirements of Year 9 students in an environment where we routinely use Google Drive and Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD). A review of my students reveals that 34% of Year 9 students taking … Continue reading

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Traffic Lights for BYOD

Spotted affixed to a whiteboard at Wellington College on Thursday. I want one!

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BYOD – New challenges

Source http://openclipart.org/image/2400px/svg_to_png/5129/remi_inconnu_Colouring_pencils.png Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) are now being encouraged at Wellington East Girls College. Three days into the new year and I have already discovered; 1. When there are more students than computers in your class having a student … Continue reading

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BYOD application challenges for schools

With the school moving to Bring Your Own Devices, inevitably we will need to cater for a variety of different tools that students will use. This presents a challenge. Take Photoshop for example, the tool of choice for complex editing … Continue reading

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Ipad mini subsidized for teachers

The WEGC Board of Trustees is subsidizing IPad minis for staff  (50%), with ownership reverting to staff after 2 years. This is an opt in initiative, and  part of an overall program of increasingly using technology in the classroom. This … Continue reading

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