BYOD Top 10 List from Onalytica

The Epic BYOD Toolchest and BYOD Influencers to Follow

Bring your Own Device, called BYOD, is a hot topic in education and one that many of us, including me, talk about often. It is challenge to bridge all the devices and teach. But, if you believe the SAMR model, BYOD can redefine your classroom (without killing your budget.)

Screenshot of Epic BYOD toolchest from Edutopia

The Epic BYOD Toolchest on my Edutopia Blog includes 51 of the tools I used this past year in my BYOD classroom.

Since I was just named one of the top 10 influencers on Twitter in BYOD by Onalytica. (#3 after Maribel Lopez @MaribelLopez and Tina Barseghian @MindShiftKQED of MindShift), you might find my 51 favorite tools for BYOD list over at Edutopia helpful. You'll find lots of apps to use with students.

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Keeping Up with BYOD

It can be a challenge to keep up with the rapidly changing best practices in Bring Your Own Device. I suggest you look at the Onalytica BYOD Influencer List and follow them on Twitter. Bring Your Own Device  isn't just one person, it is a movement. Even if you have one device of one type you provide, it is likely you are still supporting many devices. You probably have all types of smartphones and devices on your network whether you want to or not. Bring Your Own Device best practices work to connect every type of technology out there.

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Epic BYOD ToolChest with 51 Tools You Can Use Now

Since we're talking BYOD, I put together an Epic BYOD Toolchest for Edutopia of all the apps and tools I use in my classroom to bridge the various devices my students bring to class. I was amazed when I realized that I don't just have one or two sites or apps but 51 I depend upon frequently. Multiplatform tools that are easy to set up and serve a purpose are my favorites. Every single tool on the list I used in my classroom this past school year. Hope it helps!

The Classroom is Reinventing and Writing is Reinvented

My new book Reinventing Writing will help Bring Your Own Device Schools. So much of my work includes writing with students and the nine ways writing has been reinvented.

I've written this book for the modern educator and student for any teacher using or trying cloud documents. You learn how to pick the right tool for teaching, how to set it up quickly, and how to prevent common mistakes. If you're into BYOD, you must work towards becoming as paperless as possible and this book is a must-read.

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Top 10 BYOD Influencers (See Onalytica for the Top 100)

RankTwitter HandleNamePageRank (Normalised)
1@MaribelLopezMaribel Lopez100
2@MindShiftKQEDTina Barseghian75.25
3@coolcatteacherVicki Davis74.97
4@NMHS_PrincipalEric Sheninger60.83
5@mssacksteinStarr Sackstein43.17
6@InnovativeEduLisa Nielsen35.91
7@RossCoops31Ross Cooper28.06
8@mluhtalaMichelle Luhtala22.63
9@andycinekAndrew P. Marcinek21.96
10@jksuterJason K. Suter21.93

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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