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Jenny Sommers

Innovation Excellence | 10 Emerging Educational Technologies & How They Are Being Used ... - 0 views

    interesting... the photo looks familiar!
Michael O'Connor

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - FIZZ - 0 views

    "Life is too short. Stop repeating yourself. Flip your classroom!"
Michael O'Connor

Schools no longer are no-cellphone zones | The Columbus Dispatch - 0 views

  • “The easiest technology to use is the one we have famili
  • Jon Stonebraker, the district’s technology coordinator. “When we’re familiar with it, then it allows us to be more-effective workers.”
  • The district kicked off its “Bring Your Learning Technology” campaign this year that urges kids to bring their devices as long as they are used responsibly. Grandview Heights, Hilliard, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg and Westerville schools have similar initiatives.
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  • The local efforts reflect a national movement that recognizes that students’ electronic devices can amplify instruction.
  • “Today’s constantly evolving mobile devices provide ever-changing options for schools and districts,”
  • By encouraging students to bring their own devices, schools can spend less money on technology and funnel funds to those who can’t afford their own devices.
    • Michael O'Connor
      Amen to this! BYOT has an upside!
  • After a nine-week trial period, staff members found that students respected the rules.
  • “Last year, kids were still using them, but behind everyone’s back,” she said. “Now this year, we have an open policy, and it lets us have a better experience at school.”
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