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Topic: Byod In Education

4 Classroom Technology Trends You'll Want to Follow Into 2016

4 Classroom Technology Trends You'll Want to Follow Into 2016

Mobile technology has heavily influenced higher education in recent years through a variety of ways. It has helped re-shape and evolve student communications, how they access information, and learning methods in and out of the classroom. It was not that long ago when the vast majority of research was completed using physical books, not eBooks or the internet. If you think the use of mobile is taking over the education space, sit back because it is only just beginning. 

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The User Experience: How to Support the Demand for Wi-Fi in Schools
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The User Experience: How to Support the Demand for Wi-Fi in Schools

Nothing is worse than a slow connection. Some of us remember the days when a wired internet connection delivered a sluggish loading page or when researching online was more painful than a dentist visit. Today, however, there is no reason to not have an efficient and reliable wireless connection, both in and out of the classroom. Free wireless connectivity on campus is today's norm. No longer do students hope to have wireless internet access, today they expect efficient, 24/7 access to their school's wi-fi for their academic needs and beyond (we know you're streaming Netflix too!) Unfortunately, the ongoing trend for BYOD amongst other trends is dragging down network performance. The multiple device world of constantly streaming videos, online gaming, web browsing, and socializing can seriously slow down your network's speed.  You do not want your campus being known for terrible wi-fi, that is almost as bad as being known for awful sports or worse academics. Campus wireless networks can either increase bandwidth or follow these 4 simple tips to improve the school’s Wi-Fi network (you could do both, of course!)

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5 BYOD Policy Tips Every School Needs to Know to Stay Safe
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5 BYOD Policy Tips Every School Needs to Know to Stay Safe

BYOD has been a “buzzword” and current trend for quite some time now—and at this point it’s safe to say that bring your own device isn’t going anywhere. The popularity of BYOD is a direct result from the explosion of mobile devices that we’re still experiencing today and schools in particular have to be ready to support a BYOD policy, whether they want to or not.

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How to Successfully Implement a BYOD Program into Your School
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How to Successfully Implement a BYOD Program into Your School

According to the Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium (NMC), BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is an “important development in educational technology for K-12” that will be adopted in a year or less. It’s a deceptively simple concept, because although you may think, how hard can it be to have students bring their own devices to school, the truth is its far more complex than that.

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1:1 or BYOD in Schools? Which is Better for You [Infographic]
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1:1 or BYOD in Schools? Which is Better for You [Infographic]

Today’s generation of students (some call them “GenMobile”), are just that, mobile. Constantly on the go and more importantly connected by wireless 100% of the time. The alarming factor here for schools is the trend of each student using more and more devices. On average, current students now use on a daily basis between 3 and 5 devices. This is challenging school IT staff everywhere to facilitate learning environments that are rich in technology. The question is not should schools bring technology into the classroom but how?

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The Solution to BYOD in Schools
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The Solution to BYOD in Schools

Today’s school networks are being inundated with smartphones and tablets.  On average, if a student brings in 2 devices each and each of those devices has 40+apps loaded on them that leaves a lot of gray area for the IT Departments to stay in control and continued adherence to CIPA requirements. So how do you offer BYOD in schools?

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6 Biggest Classroom Technology Trends in 2014
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6 Biggest Classroom Technology Trends in 2014

Technology has changed the way we communicate, shop, socialize, as well as how we learn and teach. To capture the attention of today’s little digital munchkins, schools need to integrate the technology they are growing up with and using daily into the classrooms. Mobile devices can make incredibly engaging and collaborative learning tools in the classroom and the materials can be more interactive and easily updated and customized to each student’s needs.

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1:1 vs. BYOD in Education: Which is Better?
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1:1 vs. BYOD in Education: Which is Better?

Technology is everywhere and has become an indispensable component in everyone’s daily lives now including the lives of our little digital natives. The education model must change to continue to be effective and reach this tech-savvy generation. Today’s generation of students and their mobile devices are attached at the hip. Students love their mobile device and they expect connectivity on the school wireless network. Their dire love and infatuation with technology will only intensify over time, so if your school hasn’t considered a byod solution to bringing mobile technology in the classroom, you better get started.

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23 Reasons BYOD Network Design is the Answer to Mobility in Schools
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23 Reasons BYOD Network Design is the Answer to Mobility in Schools

BYOD (bring your own device) has gone from just a trend to a reality in schools and entire districts all over the United States. With BYOD student’s and teacher’s personal devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. are used in the classroom, and at home for learning. Proper BYOD network design enhances education by making learning more collaborative and exciting than ever before along with a plethora of other benefits.

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Is Your School Wireless Network Ready for BYOD?
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Is Your School Wireless Network Ready for BYOD?

BYOD is all the rage right now. The rapidly accelerating proliferation of smartphones and tablets has led an increasing number of school wireless networks to allow students and teachers to bring their own devices into the classrooms (BYOD). There’s a lot to consider when implementing a BYOD program in a school though. Is your school BYOD ready? Make sure you have considered these five main solution components.

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BYOD: Coming to a School Near You (Infographic)
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BYOD: Coming to a School Near You (Infographic)

BYOD (bring your own device) started out as just a cool trend in the business world. Now it’s more like a requirement. According to Forrester Research, 50% of organizations officially condone BYOD. It may have taken a little longer to reach schools, but it’s there now and it’s spreading like wildfire. BYOD allows students and faculty to bring their own mobile devices for use on the school wireless network.

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BYOD Implementation: Are You Ready?
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BYOD Implementation: Are You Ready?

It’s a nightmare that all too often comes true.  The first day of the new school year has begun.  BYOD implementation has been launched and the teachers who seemed ready for the transition are frantically trying to help students connect after several attempted failures. 

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5 BYOD Education Issues To Consider
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5 BYOD Education Issues To Consider

Another school year finally comes to its end. Soon, if not already, schools are beginning to plan for what is in store for the following year. Within this planning, the topic of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has most likely been touched upon. BYOD is finding its way into many industries as the growth of mobile device usage continues. It is a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing and one that should leave school management considering how to better prepare.

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7 BYOD Policy Tips for School Wireless Networks
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7 BYOD Policy Tips for School Wireless Networks

Right now BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is all the rage, especially in education. Schools all over the United States are implementing BYOD solutions and reaping fabulous benefits like cost savings, increased engagement, and personalized instruction. Of course the list of benefits doesn’t stop there. I could go on and on about all the great opportunities BYOD has to offer students, but none of that matters if you don’t have the fundamentals in place. For a successful BYOD solution you need 2 fundamental things to get started, the right school wireless network infrastructure in place and a well-planned BYOD policy.

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Top 10 Benefits of BYOD in School Wireless Networks
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Top 10 Benefits of BYOD in School Wireless Networks

Today’s generation of students is unlike any other. These little digital natives and their beloved mobile devices are attached at the hip. They keep their mobile devices on them at all times and expect connectivity. Therefore, as our society continues to become more and more gadget addicted, BYOD in schools (bring your own device) becomes  inevitable. You are going to face a wave of devices coming to the school wireless network, whether you like it or not. The times are changing and education must change with it. Now the question is…will you embrace this unavoidable digital shift with a well-planned BYOD policy?

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