Sunday, June 23, 2013

Core Curriculum Conference Notes

Example Classroom BYOD Policy

In order to develop a successful BYOD program in your classroom, you need to begin by having a strong set of policies and procedures to ensure the devices are instructive and not distractive.  The following list is a short example BYOD policy you can use when first introducing your students to BYOD in your classroom.

Example Lessons Using Technology

Please visit the following links to blog posts I've written describing successful uses of technology in my classroom.

Teaching with ScreenCast-O-Matic. 

Utilizing Cell Phones in a Lesson with

Using Quizlet with a Class Set of iPads

Reviewing Reading Units with Small Groups and Cell Phones

Reviewing Reading Units in Small Groups with One Classroom Computer

Using 1 iPad to Review for a Test in Teams

Using Laptops in Small Groups to Review Parts of Speech with Mad Libs

Note-taking with Nearpod and a Class set of iPads

Creating Book Trailers in the Computer Lab

Useful BYOD Tweets

Region 7 ESC Core Curriculum Conference
June 24, 2013

During the course of today's conference, please tweet or text any useful articles you find relating to BYOD in the ELAR classroom. Use the hashtag #Region7ElarByod.

 To access all of our ideas shared on today, 
log onto using your internet browser.

To access all of our ideas today on twitter,
 simply log onto twitter and search for our hashtag.

   Below are some of my recent tweets collected for Core Curriculum Conference teachers.


Core Curriculum Conference Notes

Region 7 ESC Core Curriculum Conference
Keep Calm and Teach on
June 24, 2014

Below is an extended list of the Apps we discussed in the session entitled BYOD in the ELAR classroom. These apps can be used for reinforcing reading skills, writing skills, and TELPAS skills.

Apps for ELAR Skills: Reading

Apps and Programs for Vocabulary

Quizlet (Free app and website) Quizlet allows students and teachers to create vocabulary lists that students can learn and study in several modes: flashcard mode, learn mode, and scatter game mode. The words and definitions can be read aloud in learn and flashcard mode. Tests and quizzes can also be generated and printed on the website. (Free) This app works offline. A student can look up definitions, synonyms, and word origins. Students can also listen to the audio pronunciation of the word. This app also has daily word slideshows and a word of the day feature. This app can be upgraded to include a rhyming dictionary and example sentences.