Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Such media can be submitted to an e-portfolio or blog (e.g.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

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Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

We are witnessing a time where a mobile world wide web of connections is proliferating, and in which social mores, human relationships and communication conventions have been irrevocably changed. 2003) Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. enables them to take more responsibility for their own learning.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

The ripple effect

Learning with 'e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This week, REINVENTING.SCHOOL explores an increasingly common practice--home as a place for learning, and in some cases, as a physical replacement for a physical school facility. GWS was the nation’s first periodical about learning without going to school, started by Holt in 1977.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

They project a slide on a topic of near-universal interest to teenagers – social media. Social media and technology are not agents of change. A lively discussion soon erupts over the pluses and minuses of social media. Future of Learning.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

MindShift

These stats come from a new, nationally representative survey of media use among children ages 8-18, by Common Sense Media, which has been tracking this since 2003. Just ask Ashley Mingo, a junior at the Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in New York City. So an hour spent playing a video game while texting with your friends could be counted on the survey as two hours of media use. And girls also report liking social media much more than boys do.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

5] You can then continue to send messages through text or social media groups, too. Finally, opportunities for miscommunication can often arise during parent-teacher conferences—especially if families of English-language learning (ELL) students will be attending these meetings.[1]

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

MindShift

They project a slide on a topic of near-universal interest to teenagers – social media. Social media and technology are not agents of change. A lively discussion soon erupts over the pluses and minuses of social media. It’s 12:15 p.m.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media. Other studies have also linked participation in extracurricular activities to positive social and academic outcomes (Mahoney et al., 2003).

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

The post was titled Schools.the New Digital Age Learning Organization? In my case and that of New Milford HS anything now seems possible thanks to the unequivocal support from Central Office, a staff that has embraced meaningful change, and a student body yearning for a better way to learn. Our "Institution of Learning" is morphing into a digital age learning organization - one that is continuously learning and unlearning. New York: Amacon, 2003.

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How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

Many of those proposals are rooted in popular ideas about the best ways to teach civics, including when kids should start, what they should learn and how to apply those lessons. But some students learn more about their government than others. ” Create a lab for civics learning.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. The argument is that we are becoming increasingly dependent on search engines and other tools, that trivialise knowledge and simplify what we learn. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone for Teachers

3 types of thoughts that run through my mind when I see a really awesome idea on social media. I do not make the assumption that because something looks good, it’s not also helping kids learn. The question that I want to answer today is not, “How can we stop other teachers from creating beautiful learning spaces and sharing them on social media?’ In the past…creating a beautiful learning space was much harder and more expensive.

What Does the Popularity of Pokémon Go Mean for K-12 Gaming? A Q-and-A With James Gee

Marketplace K-12

Gee teaches at Arizona State University and is a faculty affiliate of the Games, Learning & Society group. He has written several books on the role of games and learning, including What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (2003) and Language and Learning (2004).

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

MindShift

In political classrooms, students learn how to discuss topics that have multiple, competing views, and practice listening and questioning. Then they compared the two types of teachers to see how they engaged students and what students learned.

5 things I’m embarrassed to tell you

The Cornerstone for Teachers

But for me, the most rewarding part was solving problems, designing learning experiences, and creating systems that made teaching more effective and efficient. I have lots of days when it’s hard for me to get motivated, and I am especially distracted by social media.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. She calls this “behavioral surplus,” a concept that is fundamental to surveillance capitalism, which she argues is a new form of political, economic, and social power that has emerged from the “internet of everything.” The future of education is technological.

Personal Stories: How Teens Connect with StoryCorps and Podcasts

MindShift

But for teens, getting to know one another is often the domain of intimate friendships or curated identities on social media platforms. They learn that the past can weigh you down, but if you have a growth mindset, you can change your life,” Fernandez explains.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds. Till August 2012 I worked as a researcher at the National Research council of Canada on their Personal Learning environment Project.

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Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then we will have 14 practitioner-led sessions that look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information?

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

They and our session presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information?

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

At the event, Carolyn Sykora , Senior Director of the ISTE Standards Program, shared that the 1998 standards described a landscape in which we were learning to use technology. The 2007 standards described a landscape in which we were using technology to learn. link] (2003).

Human 2.0

Learning with 'e's

Computer scientist Jaron Lanier's keynote speech at Learning Technologies in London recently served to illustrate several of the dangers and caveats of the post-human condition. He sees Facebook and other social networks undermining and devaluing friendships. Post human.

The Serious & Historic Importance of Media Literacy | Downloadable Posters for Media Literacy Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Media Literacy Week is November 5 - 9 , spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). I want to urge you to join the NAMLE email/membership list (free) to get information and resources around media literacy and Media Literacy Week.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

The “other” section here was two free tools that their users had migrated to a paid version of Hiretual and Mahiba , a StepStone product for enriching social profiles. Sunlight – A curated learning and development tool. We’ve come a long way.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

We sat down with Boyer to learn more about his flipped syllabus, unique assessments, and the hard work that goes into an easy A. Learn more about the Plaid Avenger and view his video Plaidcasts. We learned you can’t do the same thing for everybody. With this assignment, you have to be fully engaged, following this person every day and learning about what’s motivating them and reporting on it, basically, one sentence at a time.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

No son, war is not necessary

The Hechinger Report

I’ve learned that children can handle troubling and even traumatic news, if there is a nurturing parent or teacher present to help them make sense of the events. I worry that if kids as young as my son learn from our environment not to ask “Why war?