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K-12 Blueprint Toolkits
|Getting Started with BYOD||
Today’s students are not the same learners that we were. These digital natives have grown up surrounded by computing technology as a natural part of their everyday lives. They live in a multimedia world, they constantly connect and collaborate, and they access information that is live and on-demand through mobile devices.
|Planning and Implementation Framework||
Developing a successful BYOD program requires extensive planning, communication, and ongoing evaluation. Although each district is unique, with its own cultures and concerns, a well-defined framework will go a long way in helping a school initiate a BYOD program.
|BYOD Implementation Challenges||
Although there are many benefits to implementing a BYOD program, it is not without its challenges. Consider the attached BYOD challenges and questions.
|Mobile Scenarios for K-12||
This technology taxonomy contains over 30 scenarios that show teachers a range of use of mobile devices in the classroom. The scenarios cover all grade levels and subject areas including language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and the arts. This taxonomy will also be released as app for both Android* and iOS* devices.
|Mobile Learning: the Next Wave of K-12 Education Innovation||
Wireless computers—whether in the form of laptops, tablets, netbooks or other handheld devices—are everywhere. Even if IT doesn’t provide mobile devices, students, faculty and administrative staff are bringing their own tools into the school environment, and they want to know how to use them in an educational environment just like they do at home.
|Exemplar BYOD Presentations||
Download and adapt these sample presentations to introduce various audiences to the benefits and challenges of BYOD.
|District Readiness Checklist||
Use the attached checklist as a tool for determining your school or district's readiness for BYOD.
|Teacher Readiness Checklist||
Before you open your classroom doors to student-owned devices, use the attached checklist to evaluate your readiness.
|BYOD Case Study: Forsyth County Schools||
The success of BYOD in Forsyth County Schools is due in large part to its strong network of technology advocates. The district school board and local community are very supportive of instructional technology and have high expectations for its use.
|BYOD Case Study: Oak Hills Local SD||
Oak Hills Local School District in Ohio has implemented a successful BYOD program that permits both students and staff to bring in their own devices. The district decided to try BYOD because they believe that using technology in the classroom will help to prepare their high school students for work in the 21st century world.
|BYOD: Sample Acceptable Use Policies||
Use these downloadable AUPs as models from which you can adapt and create your own.
|Sample-AUP-AllenISD.docx, Sample-AUP-Corcoran.docx, Sample-AUP-Forsyth.docx, Sample-AUP-OakHills.docx|
Download the attached PDF that links to a variety of Acceptable Use Policies that focus on student learning.
|Flipped Classroom Policy Implications||
Educators interested in ways to use technology to improve student learning are exploring the idea of a "flipped" classroom. This resources provides additional detail on what the flipped approach entails and policies that impact.
|Introduction to Project Red||
Project Red is a coalition of research organizations focused on supporting school leaders in the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning, specifically through one-to-one computing programs.
|Making the Right Technology Decisions for your District||
As laptops, smartphones, and tablets become more available and cost-effective, one-to-one computing is becoming a more viable option for many school districts. The success of one-to-one computing depends on several issues that must be addressed through research and policy considerations.
|Case Study: Sunnyside Unified School District||
Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, is home to over 17,000 students that attend 21 elementary, middle, and high schools, in addition to an early childhood education center and an alternative school. Sunnyside’s one-to-one program was implemented to address issues common to many large school districts, such as unsatisfactory test scores, disappointing graduation rates, and student disengagement.
|Case Study: Piedmont City School District||
Faced with the decline of the local textile industry, in 2009 the rural Piedmont City School district in northeastern Alabama, began MPower, a program to provide laptops to all students in Grades 4-12.
|Case Study: Crescent Public Schools||
The Crescent Public School District in central Oklahoma that serves about 600 students in a population with 60% eligible for free or reduced lunch hosts a one-to-one laptop program for its middle and high school students.
Download these sample presentation files (Microsoftt Powerpoint*) that you can modify and adapt for your own use.
|School-Board-Tech-Policy.pptx, Administrators-Tech-Policy.pptx, Staff-Tech-Policy.pptx, Parents-Tech-Policy.pptx|
|Guide to Monitoring eLearning Programs||
The Intel Education Transformation Standard Research Design and Toolkit is intended to be adaptable to multiple settings, levels of effort and capacities of research teams. Download the Guide (18 mb PDF).
|Teacher Interview Instrument||Teacher_Interview_PDF.pdf|
|Student Interview Instrument||Student_Interview_PDF.pdf|
|School Leader Interview Instrument||School_Leader_Interview_PDF.pdf|
|IT Interview Instrument||IT_Interview_PDF.pdf|
|Getting Started with Digital Content||
The first step to going digital is to develop a strong network of professionals working together to support the various components of a digital program. A well-defined team that meets regularly will move the objectives of a district forward.
|Digital Content in the K-12 Classroom||
Today's digital technologies are revolutionizing the way people communicate and learn, causing many education experts to re-examine the role of print content in the classroom.
|Challenges and Solutions||
Although there are many benefits to implementing a digital curriculum, it is not without its challenges as well. Consider the following challenges that you might encounter when migrating to digital content.
|Making the Move to Digital Content||
Digital learning environments are the key to addressing what one might call the "three C's" of learning today. 21st century students are required to be sophisticated consumers, interpreters, and users of content. Our schools need to teach them to consume, collaborate, and create.
With game-based learning, online lessons, virtual simulations and multimedia, digital content can help students engage in personalized learning experiences at school and at home.
|Learning Management Systems||
If your district is making the move toward a digital curriculum, you will likely want to consider implementing a learning management system. A learning management system (LMS) is an online platform that enables the delivery of materials, resources, tools, and activities to students both in and out of the classroom environment. It allows teachers to offer tailored instruction that can be accessed by students anytime, anywhere without geographic constraints.
|Digital Content Checklist||
Before you begin implementing digital content, use the attached checklist to evaluate your school’s readiness for a digital curriculum.
|Digital Content Case Study: Irving ISD||
The Irving Independent School District (IISD) is located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolis, and for 100 years it has been offering students the best resources available to achieve a quality education. The district serves about 35,000 students representing 99 different countries and speaking 67 languages. IISD is a minority-majority district, with 67% of its students coming from Hispanic heritage and 39% English Language Learners (ELL). About 73% of students in the district qualify for free and reduced lunch.
|Digital Content Case Study: Kent SD||
The Kent School District, located south of Seattle, is the fourth largest district in the state of Washington. It is a minority majority district with a diverse student population, over 120 languages spoken, and nearly 50% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
|Digital Content Case Study: Vail SD||
Located in southeastern Tucson, Vail School District (VSD) is ranked the top largest school district in Arizona with over 10,000 students enrolled in grades K-12. The district’s region has experienced immense residential and commercial growth over the past decade, leading the district to expand rapidly with new schools and alternative education options.
|Parent and Teacher Resources||
Includes links to valuable tools and websites.