how to stop mobile device management problems in the classroom
Does this sound familiar to you? “If you look at the screens of kids in my class, you’ll likely find apps like Minecraft, Candy Crush, and don’t forget Netflix on mute with subtitles. School administrations basically play Internet whack-a-mole as they try to enforce firewalls and blocks that students continually find ways around.” This quote
even with digital natives, teachers know more about technology
The term “digital native”, coined by Marc Prensky in 2001, refers to post-millennial children (3rd generation) who have never been without technology. Prensky defines digital natives as those born into an innate “new culture”. “Digital immigrants”, in contrast, are old-world settlers, who previously lived in the analogue age and immigrated to the digital world. A
5 ways to help teachers cope with the intrusiveness of devices in the classroom
Just four years ago most schools had policies against devices in classrooms. The typical way for teachers to deal with smartphones and devices was banning their usage in class. School policy was to force students to leave phones and iPads at the door of the classroom so as not to disrupt lessons or other students.
Chromebooks in the classroom, trends and hints
Since its inception in 2011, the rapid growth in popularity of the Chromebook has shown that it’s disruption in technology can’t be ignored. As seen at the CES 2015 unveiling of the Acer Chromebook 15 last month, these computers have evolved from small cloud- based laptops into sleek machines with 15” displays and responsive keyboards
internet safety: chat abbreviations in the US you need to know
Slang words and abbreviations are ever-changing; being aware of the endless lists of terms proves impossible, which makes internet safety in schools particularly difficult.
five positives to remote monitoring of BYOD devices in classrooms
Most of us remember a far off time when computers, books, and telephones were three separate items; the third of which had no place in a classroom. Then in stepped smartphones and tablets. Let’s face it – not only have smartphones become commonplace in schools for teachers, students and staff, handheld digital devices are now