“This article by Hope Mulholland for TeachThought offers up what looks like a great list of resources on this very important topic. If you are just wading into the world of BYOD or want to learn more, have a look.”
"BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” approach. Such an approach can save money, allow students to use their own devices, and encourage a student-centered approach to learning.
Recently we explained that “digital natives or not, technology dropped into the laps of students in schools isn't always as accessible as it might be. By allowing students to bring in their own devices for learning–rather than insisting that they learn both content and device in school–there is an important opportunity to connect with not just their personal lives, but their natural way of doing things.” But when you allow students to bring in hundreds of unique devices into a formerly closed technology setting, chaos can result–which is where, unfortunately, policy can be necessary."
The C.R.A.P. test for information!
Ok, this might be a little too confrontational for you to use with students (depending on your teaching style!) but I find it quite effective for myself. :)
Carrot2 is an Open Source Search Results Clustering Engine. It can automatically organise small collections of documents (search results) into thematic categories. With an instant overview of what's available, you will quickly find what you're looking for.
This is a brilliant site for students to use when their search needs to be more organised, educational, in-depth and/or focused.
Carrot2offers ready-to-use components for fetching search results from various sources including GoogleAPI, Bing API, eTools Meta Search, Lucene, SOLR, and more.
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