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BYOD and Your Classroom

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Convention Center Room: 701-A: Technology Showcase
Hot Topics: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Your Classroom
Implementing BYOD in the Language Classroom: Tips and Tricks for Young and Old


BYOD (Bring your Own Device) refers to ways to incorporate a multitude of devices into your face-to-face language classrooms. A
variety of apps for increasing student engagement and interactivity will be demonstrated, followed by descriptions of specific examples
of implementing BYOD in K-12, adult education and IEP contexts.



Links to materials
  Susan Gaer, Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education, USA (susangaer@gmail.com)

Adult/Continuing Ed/


This part of the talk will focus on BYOD in the adult/continuing classroom, management tips for apps, and interactive activities. We will look at Padlet, an online builletin board and Kahoot, game-based learning.


Hot Topics- BYOD (Slides).pptx  
  Christel Broady, Georgetown College, USA (christel_broady@georgetowncollege.edu) BYOD in K-12 English Classrooms  This part of the presentation will look at BYOD in K-12 settings.  We will talk about the why, the how and pros and cons from the teacher's perspective.  
  Abe Reshad, Ohio University, USA (reshada@ohio.edu) BYOD: In an IEP  This part of the panel will look at the big picture of BYOD at the Ohio Program of Intensive English.  We will explore challenges and solutions we encountered as we strive to create student centered learning experiences.  
  Justin Shewell, Arizona State University, USA (jshewell@asu.edu) Explanation of what BYOD is & how prevalent this is  In this part of the panel we will understand what BYOD is and find out how widespread it is globally.  Participants will also see examples of BYOD integrated activities.  


Presenter bios


Justin Shewell is the Computer and Technology Coordinator at the American English and Culture Program at Arizona State University, where he manages and supports technology for over 100 faculty members. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from ASU, and an M.A. in TESOL from Brigham Young University. He has served as the Chair of the CALL-IS and is currently serving as the Proposals Site and Program Book Manager for the Electronic Village. He is also trying out new technologies in the classroom and loves experimenting with mobile technology.


Susan Gaer is a professor at Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education, which is one of the biggest noncredit programs in the state of California. She has been there since 1994. Currently she is on the boards of both CATESOL (California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and TESOL (International Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is also an Academic Senator, Co Department Chair and a member of the CAI (Common Assessment Initiative) for ESL. She is an avid user of technology and advocates for more use of technology across the community college curriculum by presenting at conference both statewide and internationally. 


Dr. Christel Broady is a professor of graduate education directing the online ESL teacher education program, which received highest rankings 

in the state and nation for its quality. She teaches a wide range of technology graduate courses and she is also the representative for Quality Matters, A NATIONAL BENCHMARK FOR ONLINE COURSE DESIGN,  for all independent colleges in Kentucky. She has been producing a long list of publications, keynotes talks,  presentations, and awards and recognitions in the area of CALL. Additionally, Dr. Broady has been an NCATE program reviewer and she was the TESOL representative for CAEP.  In addition, Dr. Broady represents TESOL on a national workgroup for the seal of bilinguality in K-12 schools.  She was the president of the Kentucky TESOL, conference organizer a state TESOL conference and president at the Southeast states TESOL conference.  At TESOL, she chaired the international Elementary School Interest section and is on the steering committee for Video and Digital Media.  A former EFL student herself, she is a lifelong learner and technology geek!


Abraham Reshad serves as a Lecturer & database/CALL coordinator in the Ohio Program of Intensive English(OPIE) at Ohio University.  For three years, he has utilized mobile media to augment classroom instruction in terms of reading and vocabulary.  Now, he focuses on augmented reality mobile applications, Ohio University's Immersive Holodeck, and BYOD in the classroom.   




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