Jeff sits down with the #BYOTChat team to discuss how schools can safely create a safe BYOD environment.
- The #BYOTChat: Thursdays 9-10 Eastern Time
- What does BYOT mean?
- How should schools first approach a BYOT atmosphere?
- Professional Development and BYOT
- Creating a 3-1 wireless network
- Getting Teachers to “Buy In” to a BYOT Philosophy
- Creating an Acceptable Use Policy
- Teaching Digital Citizenship in a BYOT environment
- Types of BYOT Lesson Plans
- The Myths and Questions surrounding BYOT
- Great Apps for BYOT
- BYOT Great Ideas
Featured Websites and Apps:
- Google Docs
Steve Hayes is the Director of Bands for the Roanoke-Benson School District in Roanoke, Illinois. Under Steve’s direction, 50% of the Roanoke-Benson High School students are members of the high school band. As a jazz saxophonist, Steve performs with the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra.
Steve is one of the founding facilitators of #BYOTchat (http://www.byotchat.com/) on Twitter. He is an ardent supporter of educational technology. In addition to his teaching duties, Steve also serves as his school district’s webmaster and director of the district’s BYOT program. His belief that good teachers should never stop being students was a driving force behind’s Steve’s desire to start #BYOTchat.
Steve lives in Roanoke with his wife, Liz -a special education instructor, and his daughter, Samantha. The Hayes family are supporters of the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For more information on Steve visit A Teacher’s Coda.
James DiGioia is the Social Media Coordinator at Time To Know, an education technology company leading the knowledge revolution in the classroom, empowering teachers, and enabling student success. A 2009 NYU Stern grad, he loves music and drums, and believes in strongly in technology’s ability to make the world smaller.
Nathan Stevens is the Assistant Director of the College of Education Media Center at North Carolina State University. He holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing and Design and a Master’s in Digital Communication from East Carolina University. He was part of Project OWLS (Online Wireless Learning Solutions) at ECU to develop alternative means of learning in an anytime, anywhere environment. Nathan has worked for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine looking at new ways to improve teaching of nurse’s in the classroom and in the field. He main focus is on Mobile device initiatives from the Palm/Handspring device to the iPAD. He is the author of two ebooks on Palms, The Internet Toolchest ( a site for web 2.0 tools), and is the creator of http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com. Nathan is working with several institutions on the implementation of iPADs and has held several classes on who to use the devices.