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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.
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      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.”
Michael O'Connor

6 Videos On Globalization And Technology That Will Blow Your Mind | Edudemic - 2 views

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Holly Johnson

QuizStar - Create Online Quizzes - 3 views

shared by Holly Johnson on 25 Apr 12 - Cached
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    Use to create quizzes and the program will grade the quizzes for you and graph the data.
joe czalko

101 Best Android Apps in Education - 2 views

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    top 101 apps for education
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