Tag Archives: BYOD

Android Research

Before introducing hand held devices into our classrooms, it is important that we ensure that we are clear as to how we are going to use the equipment. It is also important that we review how effective the devices are in enhancing teaching and learning.

 Stories are emerging of schools purchasing iPads/tablets but with no plan as to how they are going to be used. In these cases the focus would appear to be on the equipment rather than the learning and the learner.

 Small scale studies are starting to emerge that examine the effectiveness of hand held technology in the classroom. Click here to read about a small scale, informal study that examines the use of android devices in schools.

GoClass for Android

How many pupils in your class bring Android devices into school, whether they be Smartphones or Tablets? Have you considered making use of these devices to enhance the teaching and learning in your classroom? There is an increasing number of apps being developed for Android devices to support pupils and teachers. One such app is GoClass.

GoClass is a free application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your pupils. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text and video.  You also have the option to ask questions and poll your pupils. After the pupils’ responses have been gathered you can project those responses without showing the names of individual pupils.

Click here for further information.