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Think Big: How to Jumpstart Tech Use In Low-Income Schools

Think Big: How to Jumpstart Tech Use In Low-Income Schools

| February 10, 2014 | 6 Comments

The challenges of rural schools are many of the same (though not all) that low-income public schools face across the country: inadequate access to technology and broadband, tight budgets, and educators who have not been trained in using technology in meaningful ways. But these hurdles did not deter Daisy Dyer Duerr, Prek-12 Principal of St. Paul Public Schools in St. Paul, Arkansas.

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Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns

Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns

| September 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

Erin Scott As the Bring Your Own Device movement continues to gain momentum, allowing students to use their own devices (mobile phones, laptops, tablets) in school, administrators and educators are figuring out how to iron out concerns and issues that crop up. One of the biggest issues educators continually bring up is equity. “Especially at […]

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How to Launch a Successful BYOD Program

How to Launch a Successful BYOD Program

| September 5, 2012 | 14 Comments

Erin Scott By Katrina Schwartz As more schools start to integrate their own mobile learning strategies and Bring Your Own Device policies, one school district in a suburb of Houston has managed to come up with what appears to be a successful BYOD program. Katy Independent School District (ISD) has a student population of 63,000 […]

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In Some Cash-Strapped Schools, Kids Bring Their Own Tech Devices

In Some Cash-Strapped Schools, Kids Bring Their Own Tech Devices

| February 3, 2012 | 36 Comments

By Jennifer Roland At Mankato Public School System in Minnesota, students bring their homework, their lunches, and books to school like most students across the country. But they also bring whatever tech devices they own — and they don’t have to hide it or turn it off when they walk into class. Mankato has joined […]

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To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies

To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies

| August 22, 2011 | 29 Comments

Flickr:From_Ko Last week, a  study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that cellphones have become “near ubiquitous”: 83% of American adults own one. Over half of all adult mobile phone owners had used their phones at least once to get information they needed right away. And more than a quarter said that […]

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