Category Archives : BYOD

Preparing Your Classroom For Digital Notes 2

  Some students write feverishly to keep up with the teacher, copying down verbatim what is on the board or projected via slideshow, while others add annotations to notes provided on slide handouts. Over the years, classroom teachers have modeled note-taking skills to their students in many ways. Taking full advantage of available note-taking technologies and […]

Does Blended Learning Have a Place in the Classroom? [INFOGRAPHIC] 4

Consider the current teaching and learning that takes place in your conventional classroom. It’s likely that there are some great things going on there already. Class discussions, hands-on activities, and group projects may be a few of the first things that come to mind; however, there are some other elements of a traditional classroom experience […]

Connected Educators Un/Conference 2013

At the inaugural ConnectedEDU Un/Conference this past April, a team of educators from around the state of Michigan presented on something powerful from their classroom instruction toolbox. Each teacher had their classroom featured as part of the REMC of Michigan’s Connected Educator Series Project. My classroom was featured in this series because of our use of […]

Introduce Yourself to the BYOD Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC] 1

Students using their own device in the classroom? No. It cannot be! It is prohibited! Or…is it? Recently, I discovered that I am part of some “73% of teachers,” according to an article published by Mashable, who are using cell phones in the classroom with students for learning activities. Leveraging mobile devices for learning is […]

Ten Digital Ideas to Consider at Your School This Week 1

This past week was the 2012 Michigan Digital Learning Conference hosted by the MACUL organization. The conference brings together Michigan educators and technology professionals to share ideas on what the latest and greatest in technology could mean for education. There were presentations by classroom teachers, administrators, tech “gurus” and technology vendors. The conference was an opportunity […]

Student Blogs For Reflective Writing 5

This year, we are trying something new in my physics and chemistry classes: no homework. Instead of conventional practice-based homework, we are flipping the classroom…kinda. While there are no video clips to watch outside of class, we still want students to do their practice in the guided environment of the classroom, where they can collaborate […]