DEC Scan Journal : Volume 33 Issue 3
2014 Volume 33, Issue 3 14 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Collaborating and sharing with laptops cross-curricular syllabus focus. In this exciting project, a Year 7 integrated curriculum class (all core subjects) will communicate regularly with a school in India to share information on a range of topics. This enables our students to gain insights into how students in other countries are learning. Another benefit of BYOD is the increased capacity for feedback, which is one of the more significant influences on student achievement. Using Google Apps and Edmodo on their devices, students can easily review work and teachers are much more able to track student progress and provide timely and meaningful feedback. Everyday issues Overall, the BYOD program runs smoothly. Some students still prefer to use DER laptops as they are provided by by the school and already have all the required software that both students and teachers are familiar with. Other students prefer their own devices as they have administration control over their own device and they can customise their device to suit their own needs. For example, they can choose a tablet rather than a laptop so it’s easier to carry or install Chrome to make working with Google Apps easier.
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