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changer is bring your own (BYO). Cloud computing is essential for implementing a BYO initiative. BYO refers to schools that let students and teachers to bring in their computer devices and use them in school. Just as students bring in their own notebooks, calculators, pens, and pencils, computer devices are learning tools. Schools will, in greater proportions and subject to rules, let students and teachers bring their own technology into the classroom and sync it with the school’s cloud computing system, giving them easy access to all the necessary materials. Many schools are piloting this approach today. The writing is on the wall for BYO to become the norm. Our industry struggles with the cost to maintain (much
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less grow) the 15 million computers we have today serving our 54 million students and teachers. Many households have already made great investments in mobile computing devices. Cloud computing is the technology that makes BYO possible because, with the cloud, schools do not need to install or manage software on that BYO equipment. All that is needed is access to the school’s internet connection (filtered, of course). Welcome to the future of instructional technology! ◆
Berj Akian is the founder and CEO of ClassLink.com. ClassLink’s K-16 education products include LaunchPad, a cloud-based blended learning solution; ClassMate, a student information system; and OnTrack, curriculum management and instruction software.
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Three Rivers College ◆ Mo.
Santa Barbara City College ◆ Calif.
Nevada State College ◆ Nev.
Chabot College ◆ Calif.
College of the Mainland ◆ Texas
Eastern Arizona College ◆ Ariz.
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North Dakota State College of Science ◆ ND
Piedmont College ◆ Ga.
Lake Land College ◆ Ill.
Palo Alto College ◆ Texas
Wenatchee Valley College ◆ Wash.
Edison State College ◆ Fla.
College of the Desert ◆ Calif.
Prairie South School Division 210 ◆ SK
Prairie Valley School Division ◆ SK
Douglas College ◆ BC
Portage la Prairie School Division ◆ MB
Parkland School Division ◆ AB
Delta School District No. 37 ◆ BC
Halifax Regional School Board ◆ NS
University of Saskatchewan ◆ SK
Community High School District 218 ◆ Ill.
Old Bridge Township Public Schools ◆ NJ
Monroe County Schools ◆ Fla.
Consolidated School District of New Britain ◆ Conn.
Charlotte County Public Schools ◆ Fla.
Redlands Unified School District ◆ Calif.
Encinitas Union School District ◆ Calif.
Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District ◆ NY
Community Consolidated School District 15 ◆ Ill.
Lake Elsinore Unified School District ◆ Calif.
Lowndes County School District ◆ Ga.
Iberia Parish School System ◆ La.
Roseville Area Schools ◆ Minn.
School Dist. of South Orange & Maplewood ◆ NJ
Salina Public Schools ◆ Kan.
Stillwater Public Schools ◆ Okla.
Oswego Community Unit School District 308 ◆ Ill.
Fayette County Public Schools ◆ Ky.
Middletown City Schools ◆ Ohio
EF Education First
Half Hollow Hills School District ◆ NY
Rochester Community Schools ◆ Mich.
Limestone County Schools ◆ Ala.
Chesapeake Public Schools ◆ Va.
Little Lake City School District ◆ Calif.
Saint Joseph School District ◆ Mo.
Lawrence Public Schools ◆ Mass.
Copperas Cove Independent School District ◆ Texas
Stow-Munroe Falls City School District ◆ Ohio
Howell Public Schools ◆ Mich.
Boone County Schools ◆ Ky.
Lake Havasu Unified School District No. 1 ◆ Ariz.
Ocean View School District ◆ Calif.
Marysville School District ◆ Wash.
Rialto Unified School District ◆ Calif.
Anaheim City School District ◆ Calif.
Farmington Public Schools ◆ Mich.
Federal Way Public Schools ◆Wash.
Provo City School District ◆ Utah
Tempe Elementary School District ◆ Ariz.
Waterbury Public Schools ◆ Conn.
St. Vrain Valley School District ◆ Colo.
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 ◆ Ill.
Haverhill Public Schools ◆ Mass.
Nye County School District ◆ Nev.
Waterloo Community School District ◆ Iowa
Sunnyside School District ◆ Wash.
Belton Independent School District ◆ Texas
Hillsborough Township School District ◆ NJ
Charles County Public Schools
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp. ◆ Ind.
Warren Consolidated Schools ◆ Mich.
Jenks Public Schools ◆ Okla.
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