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Students bringing their own devices in the classroom? It doesn't have to be chaos! Discover strategies, policies, and cross-platform apps to minimize disruption and enhance learning.

  • Two students look at their phones in class.

    3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

    Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the distraction factor.
    Liz Kolb
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  • Close-up photo of a student seen only from collarbone to hip, concealing a smartphone in class

    Digital Tools and Distraction in School

    We should be deliberately teaching middle and high school students how to manage their devices.
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  • Illustration showing a computer surrounded by images of a tablet, computer, camera, mouse, game controller, and more

    The Epic BYOD Toolbox

    We’ve collected dozens of apps and tools for your bring-your-own-device classroom, with options for student writing, presentations, screencasting, assessment, and more.
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  • A teenage boy and girl are sitting across from each other in class talking to each other. The girl is pointing at her smart phone.

    20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

    Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom.
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  • Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup

    Smartphones, tablets, e-readers -- today's students have a variety of mobile technologies at their fingertips. Here's a look at some mobile-learning resources from Edutopia and around the web.
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  • A group of young toddlers are sitting on a classroom floor, looking at tablets.

    6 Must-Have Creation Tools for the BYOD Classroom

    If you're looking to turn your students into creators, consider introducing them to Seesaw, Adobe Spark, eduBuncee, Drawp for School, KidBlog, and Google Drive.
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  • Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1

    Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek, a technology director who's launched 1:1 programs in two school districts, suggests that BYOD may be a more realistic strategy for digital learning in the classroom.
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  • 6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

    Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, drawing on the lessons of her school's first half-year with a BYOD program, suggests six talking points for any school planning or fine-tuning its own BYOD environment.
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  • 5-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

    Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.
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  • Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

    A look at how one school district is blending the bring-your-own-device and 1:1 classroom technology models to meet students' needs.
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  • iPad Be Nimble, iPad Be Quick

    Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson explains how iPads can accelerate student workflow, why they're not replacements for laptops, and ways in which they can serve a wider range of learners, learning styles and modalities.
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  • Do BYOD Programs Encourage Bullying?

    Teacher Albert Roberts, while generally supportive of BYOD programs, looks at potential problems with this approach and offers a few ways to address them.
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