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Speaker: Claire Amos

Claire Amos, Director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar, outlines ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead in a bring your own device approach.

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Date added: 11 Sep 2012
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My name is Claire Amos, I’m the director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. This year we are launching proper our bring your own device policy encouraging all of our students to bring the technology of their choice so it could be a laptop, netbook or tablet of their choice. And we’ve put together ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead.

I think the first thing you need to do is to make sure as teachers we actually use our learning management systems we have in our school. So if you’ve got Moodle or if you’ve got intranet make sure that you’re using it. Even if it is a starting point just using it as a repository for resources and then developing using it as forums. Students need to actually take the lead and encourage their teachers to do that, request for resources to be up there. 

Number 2: really encourage your students to think about working online rather than in an exercise book. For example we’re encouraging students to work on Google docs. It’s a really effective way for them to keep their work, for them to share it with teachers, parents, get feedback, and it’s all in one place and it’s online accessible anywhere anytime.

Number 3: encourage them to publish their work. You can do that through, again we’re using Google sites, and encouraging students to publish their work in a really professional manner for free and again accessible anywhere anytime, can’t be lost and they can build up a really impressive portfolio online.

Number 4: get them to create an online folder using resources like livebinder.com a really effective way for them to gather links, information, when you’re doing research assignments or looking for readings around topics they can collect them together in something like livebinder, keep them under their topics, keep them under their subjects and they’re there for them to go back to.

The next one is think about doing things like co-constructing a text book on things like Wiki Educator. There are great examples of this being created already if you look at the work that Albany Senior High School have done there are fantastic examples of students constructing their text books online 

Use your time well, number 6: use Google calendar. Use that to manage your time. Students should be using that to set their deadlines, remind them when projects are due, teachers can schedule up when things are due and share that with their students. Really effective, really efficient.  

Number 7: make sure that students are putting their mobile phones to good use. Students are sitting there with a phenomenal piece of technology often sitting in their pockets or told to be turned off and put in their school bag. They’ve got their video cameras, they’ve got cameras, they’ve got a way of recording messages. Students should be using it to take photos of whatever’s up on the board, reflect on their learning. Again instant access for many of them, if it is a smart phone to the Internet and all of those other tools.

Also don’t be afraid to use things like Facebook. Facebook is a really powerful way of connecting with students and for students to be connecting with other students. There are really safe, simple, effective ways for teachers to develop things like pages or groups. It doesn’t involve you being friends with the students, doesn’t involve the students being friends with you. Everything is kept private, they can connect with one another, you can connect with them and it is really effective.

The next thing I would suggest is make the most of things like My Portfolio. My Portfolio is a fantastic place for students to develop a portfolio of their learning, they can take it with them school to school, year to year. They can even go on beyond school and use it in the tertiary environment. So it encourages students to take the lead with that. 

And finally, number 10: think about using things like Twitter and other social networks. You can simply add a hashtag to tag certain Twitter topics and students can continue the conversation outside the classroom.

I think all of these tips are just a good quick way for actually the student to take the lead. The teacher doesn’t even really need to engage in many of these things. It’s just letting your students have the opportunity to make the most of bringing their own device, and letting them experiment, let them learn and let them teach you the best way to make the most of the bring your own device policy.

My name is Claire Amos, I’m the director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. This year we are launching proper our bring your own device policy encouraging all of our students to bring the technology of their choice so it could be a laptop, netbook or tablet of their choice. And we’ve put together ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead.

I think the first thing you need to do is to make sure as teachers we actually use our learning management systems we have in our school. So if you’ve got Moodle or if you’ve got intranet make sure that you’re using it. Even if it is a starting point just using it as a repository for resources and then developing using it as forums. Students need to actually take the lead and encourage their teachers to do that, request for resources to be up there. 

Number 2: really encourage your students to think about working online rather than in an exercise book. For example we’re encouraging students to work on Google docs. It’s a really effective way for them to keep their work, for them to share it with teachers, parents, get feedback, and it’s all in one place and it’s online accessible anywhere anytime.

Number 3: encourage them to publish their work. You can do that through, again we’re using Google sites, and encouraging students to publish their work in a really professional manner for free and again accessible anywhere anytime, can’t be lost and they can build up a really impressive portfolio online.

Number 4: get them to create an online folder using resources like livebinder.com a really effective way for them to gather links, information, when you’re doing research assignments or looking for readings around topics they can collect them together in something like livebinder, keep them under their topics, keep them under their subjects and they’re there for them to go back to.

The next one is think about doing things like co-constructing a text book on things like Wiki Educator. There are great examples of this being created already if you look at the work that Albany Senior High School have done there are fantastic examples of students constructing their text books online 

Use your time well, number 6: use Google calendar. Use that to manage your time. Students should be using that to set their deadlines, remind them when projects are due, teachers can schedule up when things are due and share that with their students. Really effective, really efficient.  

Number 7: make sure that students are putting their mobile phones to good use. Students are sitting there with a phenomenal piece of technology often sitting in their pockets or told to be turned off and put in their school bag. They’ve got their video cameras, they’ve got cameras, they’ve got a way of recording messages. Students should be using it to take photos of whatever’s up on the board, reflect on their learning. Again instant access for many of them, if it is a smart phone to the Internet and all of those other tools.

Also don’t be afraid to use things like Facebook. Facebook is a really powerful way of connecting with students and for students to be connecting with other students. There are really safe, simple, effective ways for teachers to develop things like pages or groups. It doesn’t involve you being friends with the students, doesn’t involve the students being friends with you. Everything is kept private, they can connect with one another, you can connect with them and it is really effective.

The next thing I would suggest is make the most of things like My Portfolio. My Portfolio is a fantastic place for students to develop a portfolio of their learning, they can take it with them school to school, year to year. They can even go on beyond school and use it in the tertiary environment. So it encourages students to take the lead with that. 

And finally, number 10: think about using things like Twitter and other social networks. You can simply add a hashtag to tag certain Twitter topics and students can continue the conversation outside the classroom.

I think all of these tips are just a good quick way for actually the student to take the lead. The teacher doesn’t even really need to engage in many of these things. It’s just letting your students have the opportunity to make the most of bringing their own device, and letting them experiment, let them learn and let them teach you the best way to make the most of the bring your own device policy.

Date added: 09/11/2012
Ten tips for BYOD
Date added: 09/11/2012

Ten tips for BYOD

Claire Amos, Director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar, outlines ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead in a bring your own device approach.

Views 72,261 Date added: 28/09/2012

Ten tips for BYOD

My name is Claire Amos, I’m the director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. This year we are launching proper our bring your own device policy encouraging all of our students to bring the technology of their choice so it could be a laptop, netbook or tablet of their choice. And we’ve put together ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead.

I think the first thing you need to do is to make sure as teachers we actually use our learning management systems we have in our school. So if you’ve got Moodle or if you’ve got intranet make sure that you’re using it. Even if it is a starting point just using it as a repository for resources and then developing using it as forums. Students need to actually take the lead and encourage their teachers to do that, request for resources to be up there. 

Number 2: really encourage your students to think about working online rather than in an exercise book. For example we’re encouraging students to work on Google docs. It’s a really effective way for them to keep their work, for them to share it with teachers, parents, get feedback, and it’s all in one place and it’s online accessible anywhere anytime.

Number 3: encourage them to publish their work. You can do that through, again we’re using Google sites, and encouraging students to publish their work in a really professional manner for free and again accessible anywhere anytime, can’t be lost and they can build up a really impressive portfolio online.

Number 4: get them to create an online folder using resources like livebinder.com a really effective way for them to gather links, information, when you’re doing research assignments or looking for readings around topics they can collect them together in something like livebinder, keep them under their topics, keep them under their subjects and they’re there for them to go back to.

The next one is think about doing things like co-constructing a text book on things like Wiki Educator. There are great examples of this being created already if you look at the work that Albany Senior High School have done there are fantastic examples of students constructing their text books online 

Use your time well, number 6: use Google calendar. Use that to manage your time. Students should be using that to set their deadlines, remind them when projects are due, teachers can schedule up when things are due and share that with their students. Really effective, really efficient.  

Number 7: make sure that students are putting their mobile phones to good use. Students are sitting there with a phenomenal piece of technology often sitting in their pockets or told to be turned off and put in their school bag. They’ve got their video cameras, they’ve got cameras, they’ve got a way of recording messages. Students should be using it to take photos of whatever’s up on the board, reflect on their learning. Again instant access for many of them, if it is a smart phone to the Internet and all of those other tools.

Also don’t be afraid to use things like Facebook. Facebook is a really powerful way of connecting with students and for students to be connecting with other students. There are really safe, simple, effective ways for teachers to develop things like pages or groups. It doesn’t involve you being friends with the students, doesn’t involve the students being friends with you. Everything is kept private, they can connect with one another, you can connect with them and it is really effective.

The next thing I would suggest is make the most of things like My Portfolio. My Portfolio is a fantastic place for students to develop a portfolio of their learning, they can take it with them school to school, year to year. They can even go on beyond school and use it in the tertiary environment. So it encourages students to take the lead with that. 

And finally, number 10: think about using things like Twitter and other social networks. You can simply add a hashtag to tag certain Twitter topics and students can continue the conversation outside the classroom.

I think all of these tips are just a good quick way for actually the student to take the lead. The teacher doesn’t even really need to engage in many of these things. It’s just letting your students have the opportunity to make the most of bringing their own device, and letting them experiment, let them learn and let them teach you the best way to make the most of the bring your own device policy.

My name is Claire Amos, I’m the director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. This year we are launching proper our bring your own device policy encouraging all of our students to bring the technology of their choice so it could be a laptop, netbook or tablet of their choice. And we’ve put together ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead.

I think the first thing you need to do is to make sure as teachers we actually use our learning management systems we have in our school. So if you’ve got Moodle or if you’ve got intranet make sure that you’re using it. Even if it is a starting point just using it as a repository for resources and then developing using it as forums. Students need to actually take the lead and encourage their teachers to do that, request for resources to be up there. 

Number 2: really encourage your students to think about working online rather than in an exercise book. For example we’re encouraging students to work on Google docs. It’s a really effective way for them to keep their work, for them to share it with teachers, parents, get feedback, and it’s all in one place and it’s online accessible anywhere anytime.

Number 3: encourage them to publish their work. You can do that through, again we’re using Google sites, and encouraging students to publish their work in a really professional manner for free and again accessible anywhere anytime, can’t be lost and they can build up a really impressive portfolio online.

Number 4: get them to create an online folder using resources like livebinder.com a really effective way for them to gather links, information, when you’re doing research assignments or looking for readings around topics they can collect them together in something like livebinder, keep them under their topics, keep them under their subjects and they’re there for them to go back to.

The next one is think about doing things like co-constructing a text book on things like Wiki Educator. There are great examples of this being created already if you look at the work that Albany Senior High School have done there are fantastic examples of students constructing their text books online 

Use your time well, number 6: use Google calendar. Use that to manage your time. Students should be using that to set their deadlines, remind them when projects are due, teachers can schedule up when things are due and share that with their students. Really effective, really efficient.  

Number 7: make sure that students are putting their mobile phones to good use. Students are sitting there with a phenomenal piece of technology often sitting in their pockets or told to be turned off and put in their school bag. They’ve got their video cameras, they’ve got cameras, they’ve got a way of recording messages. Students should be using it to take photos of whatever’s up on the board, reflect on their learning. Again instant access for many of them, if it is a smart phone to the Internet and all of those other tools.

Also don’t be afraid to use things like Facebook. Facebook is a really powerful way of connecting with students and for students to be connecting with other students. There are really safe, simple, effective ways for teachers to develop things like pages or groups. It doesn’t involve you being friends with the students, doesn’t involve the students being friends with you. Everything is kept private, they can connect with one another, you can connect with them and it is really effective.

The next thing I would suggest is make the most of things like My Portfolio. My Portfolio is a fantastic place for students to develop a portfolio of their learning, they can take it with them school to school, year to year. They can even go on beyond school and use it in the tertiary environment. So it encourages students to take the lead with that. 

And finally, number 10: think about using things like Twitter and other social networks. You can simply add a hashtag to tag certain Twitter topics and students can continue the conversation outside the classroom.

I think all of these tips are just a good quick way for actually the student to take the lead. The teacher doesn’t even really need to engage in many of these things. It’s just letting your students have the opportunity to make the most of bringing their own device, and letting them experiment, let them learn and let them teach you the best way to make the most of the bring your own device policy.

Date added: 28/09/2012

Ten tips for BYOD

Claire Amos, Director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar, outlines ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead in a bring your own device approach.

Views 72,261 Date added: 28/09/2012

Ten tips for BYOD

My name is Claire Amos, I’m the director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. This year we are launching proper our bring your own device policy encouraging all of our students to bring the technology of their choice so it could be a laptop, netbook or tablet of their choice. And we’ve put together ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead.

I think the first thing you need to do is to make sure as teachers we actually use our learning management systems we have in our school. So if you’ve got Moodle or if you’ve got intranet make sure that you’re using it. Even if it is a starting point just using it as a repository for resources and then developing using it as forums. Students need to actually take the lead and encourage their teachers to do that, request for resources to be up there. 

Number 2: really encourage your students to think about working online rather than in an exercise book. For example we’re encouraging students to work on Google docs. It’s a really effective way for them to keep their work, for them to share it with teachers, parents, get feedback, and it’s all in one place and it’s online accessible anywhere anytime.

Number 3: encourage them to publish their work. You can do that through, again we’re using Google sites, and encouraging students to publish their work in a really professional manner for free and again accessible anywhere anytime, can’t be lost and they can build up a really impressive portfolio online.

Number 4: get them to create an online folder using resources like livebinder.com a really effective way for them to gather links, information, when you’re doing research assignments or looking for readings around topics they can collect them together in something like livebinder, keep them under their topics, keep them under their subjects and they’re there for them to go back to.

The next one is think about doing things like co-constructing a text book on things like Wiki Educator. There are great examples of this being created already if you look at the work that Albany Senior High School have done there are fantastic examples of students constructing their text books online 

Use your time well, number 6: use Google calendar. Use that to manage your time. Students should be using that to set their deadlines, remind them when projects are due, teachers can schedule up when things are due and share that with their students. Really effective, really efficient.  

Number 7: make sure that students are putting their mobile phones to good use. Students are sitting there with a phenomenal piece of technology often sitting in their pockets or told to be turned off and put in their school bag. They’ve got their video cameras, they’ve got cameras, they’ve got a way of recording messages. Students should be using it to take photos of whatever’s up on the board, reflect on their learning. Again instant access for many of them, if it is a smart phone to the Internet and all of those other tools.

Also don’t be afraid to use things like Facebook. Facebook is a really powerful way of connecting with students and for students to be connecting with other students. There are really safe, simple, effective ways for teachers to develop things like pages or groups. It doesn’t involve you being friends with the students, doesn’t involve the students being friends with you. Everything is kept private, they can connect with one another, you can connect with them and it is really effective.

The next thing I would suggest is make the most of things like My Portfolio. My Portfolio is a fantastic place for students to develop a portfolio of their learning, they can take it with them school to school, year to year. They can even go on beyond school and use it in the tertiary environment. So it encourages students to take the lead with that. 

And finally, number 10: think about using things like Twitter and other social networks. You can simply add a hashtag to tag certain Twitter topics and students can continue the conversation outside the classroom.

I think all of these tips are just a good quick way for actually the student to take the lead. The teacher doesn’t even really need to engage in many of these things. It’s just letting your students have the opportunity to make the most of bringing their own device, and letting them experiment, let them learn and let them teach you the best way to make the most of the bring your own device policy.

My name is Claire Amos, I’m the director of elearning at Epsom Girls Grammar School. This year we are launching proper our bring your own device policy encouraging all of our students to bring the technology of their choice so it could be a laptop, netbook or tablet of their choice. And we’ve put together ten tips for encouraging students to take the lead.

I think the first thing you need to do is to make sure as teachers we actually use our learning management systems we have in our school. So if you’ve got Moodle or if you’ve got intranet make sure that you’re using it. Even if it is a starting point just using it as a repository for resources and then developing using it as forums. Students need to actually take the lead and encourage their teachers to do that, request for resources to be up there. 

Number 2: really encourage your students to think about working online rather than in an exercise book. For example we’re encouraging students to work on Google docs. It’s a really effective way for them to keep their work, for them to share it with teachers, parents, get feedback, and it’s all in one place and it’s online accessible anywhere anytime.

Number 3: encourage them to publish their work. You can do that through, again we’re using Google sites, and encouraging students to publish their work in a really professional manner for free and again accessible anywhere anytime, can’t be lost and they can build up a really impressive portfolio online.

Number 4: get them to create an online folder using resources like livebinder.com a really effective way for them to gather links, information, when you’re doing research assignments or looking for readings around topics they can collect them together in something like livebinder, keep them under their topics, keep them under their subjects and they’re there for them to go back to.

The next one is think about doing things like co-constructing a text book on things like Wiki Educator. There are great examples of this being created already if you look at the work that Albany Senior High School have done there are fantastic examples of students constructing their text books online 

Use your time well, number 6: use Google calendar. Use that to manage your time. Students should be using that to set their deadlines, remind them when projects are due, teachers can schedule up when things are due and share that with their students. Really effective, really efficient.  

Number 7: make sure that students are putting their mobile phones to good use. Students are sitting there with a phenomenal piece of technology often sitting in their pockets or told to be turned off and put in their school bag. They’ve got their video cameras, they’ve got cameras, they’ve got a way of recording messages. Students should be using it to take photos of whatever’s up on the board, reflect on their learning. Again instant access for many of them, if it is a smart phone to the Internet and all of those other tools.

Also don’t be afraid to use things like Facebook. Facebook is a really powerful way of connecting with students and for students to be connecting with other students. There are really safe, simple, effective ways for teachers to develop things like pages or groups. It doesn’t involve you being friends with the students, doesn’t involve the students being friends with you. Everything is kept private, they can connect with one another, you can connect with them and it is really effective.

The next thing I would suggest is make the most of things like My Portfolio. My Portfolio is a fantastic place for students to develop a portfolio of their learning, they can take it with them school to school, year to year. They can even go on beyond school and use it in the tertiary environment. So it encourages students to take the lead with that. 

And finally, number 10: think about using things like Twitter and other social networks. You can simply add a hashtag to tag certain Twitter topics and students can continue the conversation outside the classroom.

I think all of these tips are just a good quick way for actually the student to take the lead. The teacher doesn’t even really need to engage in many of these things. It’s just letting your students have the opportunity to make the most of bringing their own device, and letting them experiment, let them learn and let them teach you the best way to make the most of the bring your own device policy.

Date added: 28/09/2012

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