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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BYOD: What's your favorite app?

As most of our students know, this year our district went with a BYOD policy. BYOD, in case you're not sure, stands for "bring your own device." In the media center, we are trying to share APPS and websites that help students and teachers integrate more technology into the curriculum despite platform or device. Here is one of our first library displays.

Here are the apps posted on this display:
  • Kindle Reader
  • Dropbox
  • Fandango
  • Destiny Quest
  • Evernote
  • Candy Crush
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • EasyBib
  • I-Nigma
  • Evernote

Now of course not all of these are "educational." But the response to this is very positive, and we even have students coming forward and suggesting more to add.  I made sure I put screenshots of the apps so visitors (students, teachers, parents, etc) could really grasp how the app can enhance a smart device experience. As you can tell from my snapshot today during lunch, students are stopping and taking a look. I've even had a teacher ask me about the EasyBib app after one of her students showed her how it works, scanning a book in the class to get a citation.  

So what apps would you recommend for your fellow students?

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