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Rules of Engagement: Using Personal Technologies to Motivate Rather Than Distract
Are student devices - laptops, netbooks, smartphones and tablets - distracting your students? Or are you using them to motivate and engage? Some simple rules can help you make the most of these devices that are increasingly common in the classroom.
This one hour presentation/discussion examines the difference between entertainment and engagement and describes five strategies for dealing with "distractive" technologies in the classroom with concrete examples of how personally owned devices can be used to both enhance traditional educational practices and to completely restructure learning.
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The Technology Upgrade
This one hour presentation/discussion:
Examines the difference between entertainment and engagement
Describes five strategies for dealing with "distractive" technologies in the classroom with concrete examples of how personally owned devices can be used to both enhance traditional educational practices and to completely restructure learning
Shows practical examples of using technology for formative assessment, collaborative work, and differentiation of instruction in the classroom.
Related articles by Doug Johnson:
Designing Projects Students and Teachers Love
, Multimedia Schools, Nov/Dec 1999
Engage or Entertain
, Education World, April, 2008
Taming the Chaos
, Learning & Leading with Technology, November 2010
BYOD - an ethical dilemma indeed
, Blue Skunk blog, October 14, 2011
Advice on buying technology for students
(letter to parents), Blue Skunk blog, December 1, 2011
(a BYOD initiative), Blue Skunk blog, December 28, 2011
TedxASB talk "
Entertainment vs Engagement: Why It's Imperative to Know the Difference
7 Things You Can Always Do in My Class With Your Device,
Blue Skunk blog, February 8, 2013
Mankato Area Public School's
BYOD resource page
Edina Public School's "
Classroom Management Resources
" for it BYOD project
Fairfax County Public Schools
RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES FOR PERSONALLY OWNED COMPUTING/NETWORK DEVICES
7 Myths of BYOD Debunked
, T.H.E. Journal, November 11, 2011.
Lessons from Our One-Year Experiment with BYOT
Infotention and digital citizenship
Making the Case for Mobile Tech. Expansion
, Education Week Digital Directions, June 13, 2012
Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement
, Edutopia, April 28, 2012
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